The Community Economic Development (CED) Program has been working in Peru since 2002. The program seeks to enhance the capacity of the most vulnerable populations, especially women and youth in rural communities, to expand their economic opportunities in income generation, entrepreneurship and financial education so that they can achieve economic security and improve their quality of life.
Community Economic Development (CED) Facilitators will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of community leaders, including Economic and Social Development Government offices, women’s groups, teachers, and community-based organizations.
This work may include teaching basic personal money management skills such as budgeting, saving, separating business from personal accounts and other related topics to women’s groups, small business owners, and students. They will also create and support community savings groups which provide savings and lending services to one another.
Additionally, CED Facilitators train entrepreneurship and basic business skills for youth at high schools and technical institutions. This will also include training community high school teachers in planning and facilitating entrepreneurship courses for their students.
There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These might include (but are not limited) teaching computer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, developing a school gardening project, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or even organizing community-wide recycling projects.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check