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General Director

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As our General Director, you will be in charge of leading the German and Peruvian Intiwawa team and coordinating the work of all the administrative areas (Projects, Finances, Marketing, Fundraising, Volunteers, etc.), as well as the daily activities run in our community center 'Casa Intiwawa’. You will develop a strategic yearly plan with measurable objectives for all administrative areas, ensuring the continued sustainability and impact of our projects to continuously improve our organization. You will also be the main point of contact with local & international partners and support all Peruvian & German team coordinators & assistants in their functions. In addition, you will work on-site directly with the local communities in order to best adapt our projects to the specificities of the local context, working closely with the Project manager and continuously evaluating current needs together. This position constitutes a key role in our organization, as you will be the main point of contact for the entire Intiwawa community (the families and children participating in our projects, all volunteers & employees, Executive committee members, donors, partners & collaborators).


  • Coordination of organizational activities

    • Optimize human/financial resources for achieving organizational mission & vision

    • Coordinate human, administrative and financial resources for the effective execution of our projects

    • Allocate and administer budgets, team organization and delegate tasks for various projects.

    • Create and update financial and administrational documentation for transparency

    • Research and carry out collaborations with local & international institutions and organizations

    • Promote the economic sustainability of the organization through grant applications and economic cooperation agreements to achieve growth of impact.

  • Team management

    • Assist in recruitment, manage, train and guide a team of 30-40 volunteers and 5 permanent staff members to ensure effective execution of community projects in the fields of education, health & nutrition, arts&culture, and empowerment programs for parents.

    • Lead regular team meetings with all the administrative volunteers, coordinators, and employees in Perú, Germany and USA.

    • Be the main point of contact for partners, collaborators and the impacted communities

    • Ensure access and active use of communication channels by all team members

  • Supervision of onsite activities

    • Plan, coordinate and supervise day-to-day operational processes and initiatives, such as marketing & communication, finances, cooperation, recruitment, impact measurement, fundraising and events, both onsite & remotely.

    • Work closely with the program manager to evaluate and consult during day to day onsite activities.

    • Support in the planning, documentation and evaluation of organizational projects.


● Excellent Spanish and English skills (German is a plus!)

● Min. 2 years of Performance Management experience

● Experience in international grant applications and reporting

● Excellent attention to detail, excellent organizational and administrative skills

● Experience in financial planning, process improvement, decision making, strategic planning

● Flexibility to adapt to new environments, resourcefulness, and sensitivity to cultural differences

● Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and intercultural communication skills

● Confident self-starter, with a high degree of motivation and initiative

● Ability to work effectively when unsupervised as well as with a team

● Creative hard-working enthusiast

● At least 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccination required


● At least 2-year commitment

● The position is full-time (40 hours a week)

● Flexible, unconventional schedule

● Salary : 500 euros/ month

● One round-trip from home country to Arequipa per year (limited to 800 euros / year)

How to apply

Please send a letter of motivation, CV and your criminal record certificate to volunteer@intiwawa.com

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About Intiwawa


Anexo Machahuaya Lt. 6, Mollebaya, Arequipa, Arequipa 04300, PE

Mission Statement

Intiwawa is a dynamic and young organization with the goal of fighting poverty in the slums of Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. Founded as a German-Peruvian organization in 2007, we now consist of an international team volunteering in Peru and in Germany. Our goal is the integral development of the children and their parents and a sustainable improvement of their living standards. To achieve this goal and fight the symptoms of poverty, Intiwawa carries out projects in several areas: Education: Homework support, English classes, computer classes Health: Dentist project, healthy nutrition, personal hygiene Strengthening sociocultural values: Social workshops and cultural workshops Strengthening environmental values: Recycling, planting plants Projects with the parents: Parent’s School, Knitting projects for the mothers For more information please check: www.intiwawa.org/projects.html


Simply. Helping. Intiwawa is fighting poverty in Peru

Why Intiwawa

No costs! Volunteering with Intiwawa is for free!
100% rule: All donations go directly into the project, we all work together for only one reason: To improve the lives of the children!
International motivated team: At Intiwawa, international and Peruvian volunteers work together hand in hand!
Professional experiences: Specialize yourself in an area of your choice and make valuable experiences for your career!
Creativity and responsibility: You have an idea for a project or an event? At Intiwawa anyone can assume responsibilities and show initiative!
Flexibility: Work with us when you want, in the area you want and how long you want (minimum 3 months)!
Life in Peru: Make unforgettable memories in Arequipa, your future second home!

Benefits for you

Working with Intiwawa is unpaid, but brings other advantages:

Interesting insights in the work of an NGO
Certificate according to your specialization in Project Management, Event Organizing, Marketing, Finance, Social work, Psychology or Education
Perfectionized Spanish skills
International contacts in the Intiwawa Community
And of course, the biggest reward: The happy faces of our children!


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Women


Fri Nov 01, 2024 - Thu Jan 30, 2025
08:00 AM -


San IsidroArequipa, Arequipa 04300Peru



  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Resource Development / Management


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • 2 years

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