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Small and medium enterprise (SME) trainer for incarcerated youth
Movimiento Laicos para America Latina (MLAL)/Qalauma, El Alto, Bolivia
Movimien to Laicos para America Latina (MLAL) is an Italian NGO working worldwide to promote sustainable change. In Bolivia, it focuses on food security issues and human rights, including the development of Qalauma, a new centre for young offenders, which is based on the Brazilian restorative justice prison model APAC (Association for the Protection and Assistance to the Condemned). MLAL is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the centre.
Your role is in the area of vocational training and small business development, working directly with young offenders, and supporting Qalauma's vocational training in carpentry, baking, agriculture, metalworking, and crafts. Activities will include designing and delivering training in business planning, bookkeeping, marketing and other small business skills; supporting the youth in developing ideas for new businesses and products; implementing a mentorship programme involving business leaders from outside the centre; negotiating production contracts with Bolivian and foreign companies to enable youth to use new skills whilst in prison; coordinating with other educators to design a labour insertion plan for when youth are released; and motivating, inspiring and building the self-confidence of the youth offenders.
This is a demanding post and you should be educated to graduate (ideally postgraduate) level in business administration/economics or another related field; with at least three years' experience of managing a small business (ideally in one of the Qalauma workshop areas) and experience teaching and training at risk youth, together with good spoken/written Spanish and willingness to learn basic Aymara, flexibility and emotional resilience, significant capacities in applying initiative and creativity to resolve problems, and a demonstrable understanding of/commitment to youth offenders. (REF: BOL/51)
See www.isbolivia.org/blog or www.internationalservice. org.uk for more information or to apply for this position.