Country: Peru
Organization: Otra Cosa Network
Closing date: 8 Apr 2022

Community Projects & Marketing Manager – Job Description


Title: Community Projects & Marketing Manager

Location: Huanchaco, La Libertad, Peru

Reports to: Directors (based in U.K.)

Expected hours: 40hrs/week; some evenings and weekends; on call for emergencies 24/7

Salary: Based on local Peruvian salary, plus free accommodation

Annual leave: 20 working days per year

Time commitment: 2 year fixed-term (potentially extendable)

Apply by: 11.59pm GMT on Friday 08 April

Interviews will take place mid April

Target start date: by 1st June

About Otra Cosa Network

Otra Cosa Network (OCN) is a Peruvian non-profit NGO and UK Registered Charity (No.1133680) based in Northern Peru. Our mission is to promote social development and education in our local communities. We aim to offer support, education and greater opportunities for the children and adults in the local communities we serve, as well as life-changing experiences for our volunteers.

About the Role

OCN needs a new Manager for Community Projects & Marketing to help run the organisation’s operations in Peru, under direction from the UK-based Directors and the Project Director. The position is for a two-year period after which the position will be reviewed. We are in search of an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about marketing, community development and international volunteering. The new Manager needs to take on a wide range of responsibilities and work with the small local team in line with the organisation’s values, strategic goals and approach to community development.

As Manager for Community Projects & Marketing, you would be responsible for coordinating OCN’s marketing and recruitment work, managing and directly supervising community development projects. You will develop, implement and deliver appropriate actions to achieve positive and measurable outcomes and opportunities for the Peruvian children & adults with whom we work and with the volunteers and interns who work with us. You will work under the guidance of the local Project Director and UK based Directors ensuring our volunteers are happy, supported and are working effectively to achieve positive results at OCN and our partner projects.

Benefits and Opportunities:

an excellent opportunity to combine working in marketing and recruitment, with also implementing and developing the projects on the ground. The potential to build skills & experience by helping to manage the Peru office of our small but growing NGO.

to make a real difference to some of the most disadvantaged children & adults in North Peru.

to help volunteers make a real contribution while being supported, challenged, inspired, and also remaining safe & secure.

receive a local Peruvian salary in addition to free comfortable accommodation in our Volunteer House.

Qualifications, Experience & Personal Attributes

Essential Requirements:

Minimum bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily in marketing, communications, development studies, international studies, Latin American studies, communications or other relevant subject;

Some knowledge and experience of working in marketing and/or recruitment.

Minimum two years of work experience (paid or unpaid) in marketing, communications or recruitment;

Knowledge of social media and online platforms

Good written and verbal communication skills

Graphic design and content creation

Professional level of Spanish and advanced speaker level written & spoken English language;

Cultural awareness with some international experience (through study, travel, volunteering, etc), preferably in Latin America

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with a diverse volunteer population, small OCN Peru team, UK directors & local project managers

Sound judgement, even under pressure; loyalty to OCN, our partners and volunteers and respect for confidentiality

Computer skills in Microsoft Office suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Committed, reliable worker with ability to show attention to detail and to multitask & time manage effectively

Self-motivated and able to progress own work without need for constant supervision

The ability to work with Peruvian and a wide range of international cultures, different managerial styles and to work remotely as part of a global team

Good organisational and administrative skills and willing to learn new skills e.g. book-keeping

Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and at weekends when necessary and be on call for emergencies 24/7

Passion for the work and to make a difference, as well as enthusiasm and patience to work with volunteers (who are mostly 18-30)

Fast and independent learner, positive, adaptable, and flexible

A good team player who can listen and value other opinions


Experience of working abroad and/or as part of a dispersed team and/or of being a volunteer

Experience in managing volunteers and/or staff members

Experience living in a developing country and some of the issues faced, such as severe poverty, inequality, lack of resources, corruption

An understanding of Peruvian culture and/or Latin American culture

Roles and Responsibilities


Marketing and executing action plans, website, social media, content creation

Suggesting/implementing innovative ideas for marketing campaigns

Marketing research – develop and maximize marketing activities using Google Analytics, Google Adwords etc

Supervising the marketing coordinators

Establishing and maintaining a marketing strategy for Otra Cosa Network, in liaison with UK directors as well as an action plan for the implementation of the strategy

Developing good partnerships nationally and locally for our marketing campaigns s, particularly focused on the areas of universities and volunteering

Maintaining organised electronic files of all fundraising information

Helping to develop information for induction, marketing manuals and other resources for use by fundraising volunteers

Directly managing marketing campaigns

Recruitment Management

Recruitment & selection of volunteers – lead on Gmail

Leading on coordinating pre-arrival arrangements

Leading on pick-ups and inductions on arrival

Ensuring the welfare of all volunteers from arrival to departure

Maintaining/updating Volunteer Satisfaction scores spreadsheet

Leading on arrival and exit interviews (non-office volunteers); noting action points and following up with Operations Manager and OCN Skypes.

Offering general/emergency assistance

Monitoring and analysing volunteer feedback to support continuous improvement

OCN Project Management

Managing and/or supervising OCN’s programmes, ensuring that they continue to develop and that they are monitored effectively.

Supervising the coordinators and/or volunteers at the projects

Ensuring that project finances are properly maintained, recorded and monitored

Partnership Management

Liaising with several of our project partners

Leading project tours, so that volunteers can visit our other projects and have a broader understanding of the work that we do

OCN Office Administration and Additional Tasks

General office administration, including maintaining spreadsheets, and management information reports

Support OCN health and safety and child protection policies

Other ad hoc tasks

Housing Management

Ensuring that volunteer accommodation is arranged and liaising with accommodation partners**

How to apply:

Do take a look at our website Then send your CV/resume along with a cover letter of 400 words maximum (in English), stating why you are suitable for this role to

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