Liakos - French Language Speaker - Huaraz, Ancash, Peru

Katherine Liakos

Huaraz, Ancash, Peru


French Language Speaker

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Bachelor's Degree French and Linguistics, from the University of Leeds, UK. Grade achieved: 2.1 (upper second)

Work History

Project Manager

Stichting Wees Kind (Foundation 'To be a Child')

From May 2012

• Oversee several projects (including 2 soup kitchens, abandoned girls’ shelter and student project) in and around Huaraz, under difficult economic conditions (declining charitable donations)
• Coordinate, and liaise with, various key figures in Huaraz and the founding team in the Netherlands
• Lead and motivate a team of Peruvian staff in the daily running of these projects
• Execute budget management including yearly financial overviews, recommend allocation of funds and perform evaluation of implemented initiatives
• Organise social campaigns, for example dental programs, psychologist workshops
• Volunteer time to organise / participate in local fundraising (as Asociacion DECIDH’s vice-president)
• Guide volunteers to use their time and skills efficiently in our projects
• Exercise initiative, make decisions and solve problems on a daily basis with little supervision
• Update social media and write short reports for the SWK newsletter
• Currently exploring and evaluating social enterprise opportunities for SWK to increase income.

Assistant Director (volunteer)


March 2011 - January 2012

Vice President (Sept 2011- Nov 2012: member)

Asociación DECIDH (Desarrollando Cultura e Investigación Dentro de la Humanidad)

From September 2011

• Volunteer work with local civil Association DECIDH (Desarrollando Cultura e Investigación Dentro de la Humanidad), elected as Vice President in November 2012. This grass roots association works to develop and improve Huaraz and surrounding rural areas through campaigns, awareness raising activities, long term projects with communities, contribution in dialogue groups and collaboration with local and regional council.
• As Vice President I represented the Association in meetings with local government, other NGOs and local groups. Managing and motivated other members. Shared and practiced knowledge gained from studying a Development MA.

French Speaking Customer Service Advisor


September 2010 - March 2011

Qualifications & Certifications

Bishop Stopford School, Kettering, UK

Development Studies MA

University of Leeds

French and Linguistics

University of Leeds

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