|This is a general assignment description that summarizes service opportunities for a group of five workers as part of Seed, a program for young adults (20-30 years old, single or married without children) in western Bolivia. Seed Bolivia will be starting its fourth cycle in February 2022 after having completed the third cycle in December 2020.
Seed participants will serve through MCC Bolivia’s partner organizations located in different regions of western Bolivia and focused on issues such as Peacebuilding, Food Security and Community Development in rural and urban areas. At the same time, Seed includes a curriculum of study and reflection focused on the context and for the work assignments of participants. The Seed program has three general components: Reflection, Service and Peacebuilding. Seed participant will be supervised by the Seed Bolivia Facilitator.
The seed program in Bolivia will be implemented in a diverse context and with changes in the midst of a complex social and political environment. The current socio-political crisis has been germinating for several years. In 2019 Bolivia experienced a social upheaval due to the results of the presidential elections and the Bolivian people expressed their disagreement over corruption, drug trafficking, and authoritarianism.
Amid the tension, a wave of racism and violence has been unleashed against indigenous peoples and peasants has been exacerbated. Conflicts between political parties in government, the opposition, rural and urban populations, and other groups have increased and these conflicts are regional, ethnic, political and cultural in nature.
Due to COVID-19 the start date may be subject to change.
Due to possible travel restrictions and visa application restrictions resulting from COVID-19, we will only be accepting candidates from the American continent (South/Central/North America).
A major obstacle in the health crisis has been the lack of consensus by political actors to coordinate the implementation and, above all, the fulfillment of public policies, however, today Bolivia has received several batches of vaccines for the fight against COVID mainly from the COVAX program and other countries including China, the United States and Russia.