Communication and social integration specialist 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 will focus on awareness raising and building bridges between youth offenders and the outside community locally and internationally. Activities will include coordinating and contributing to public education work, building networks of support for youth offenders with church, sports, cultural, and other community groups, contributing to the training of judges and lawyers in rehabilitative justice; exchanging experiences with other youth justice initiatives internationally (including writing case studies and articles about Qalauma) and helping the youth offenders to find their voices.
This is a demanding post, requiring graduate (ideally postgraduate) qualifications in education/ pedagogy/ communication (or another related field); a minimum of 3 years' experience in community awareness raising projects, work with at risk youth, and conflict resolution and/or group problem solving techniques; good spoken/written Spanish and willingness to learn basic Aymara; flexibility and emotional resilience; proven teamwork and training skills, and a demonstrable understanding of/commitment to youth offenders. (REF: BOL/50)
See www.isbolivia.org/blog or www.internationalservice. org.uk for more information or to apply for this position.