According to the Gender Inequality Index (GDI), Peru has been reducing its gender gap in recent years, however, it is still far from parity between men and women.
Among the areas where this inequality is most notorious is the field of autonomy in decision-making, these gaps in participation being more evident in the administration of local territories, such as, for example, peasant and native communities.
In this regard, according to the 2017 census, in Peru only 5% of the presidencies of the peasant communities are assumed by women, while on the side of the native communities this percentage reaches only 4%.
These figures only reveal the lower presence of indigenous women in decision-making spaces in territorial areas,
Cultural landscapes constitute a category of Cultural Heritage in Peru that fundamentally comprises a territory, administered and managed by social organizations that show, as in other indigenous territorial contexts, a lack of representation of women in decision-making.
Changing this reality necessarily implies a two-way movement, on the one hand, strengthening the capacities of women in territorial management and, on the other, building experiences that contribute to the design of instruments for the conservation and management of cultural heritage with a gender perspective.
The project aims to develop competencies with a gender perspective for community management of cultural landscapes. In this sense, the project is part of Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Organization of "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
This initiative will be built within a specific scope of application : the cultural landscape of the Sondondo Valley, located in the province of Lucanas, department of Ayacucho, a territory that is on the Tentative List of World Heritage by UNESCO.
This initiative includes the implementation of workshops to strengthen the management capacities of cultural landscapes with the participation of community members from the four districts of the Sondondo valley : Aucará, Cabana, Chipao and Carmen Salcedo, said workshop will be organized by the Ministry of Cultural.
For this reason, the program requires the hiring of a social specialist with experience in Andean indigenous peoples to implement the community management initiative of the Valle del Sondondo cultural landscape.
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics - INEI (2018). Peru : Gender Gaps 2018. Progress towards equality between women and men. Retrieved from :
Thus, for example, between the period from 2015 to 2018, the national average of women elected to municipal positions was between 3.8% and 2.8%.
Peasant and native communities are recognized by Laws Nº 24656 and Nº 22175 respectively. In the definition of both figures of territorial administration, aspects that confer their indigeneity are recognized, since they denote a usufruct or collective organization between families linked ancestrally socially and culturally.
For more information on this, see : Ombudsman's Office (2019). Adjunct Report N 002-2019-DP / AMASPPI / PPI. Situation on the rights of indigenous women.
The objective of the service is to identify the previous capacities in the management of the Valle del Sondondo cultural landscape, ensure the participation of the project beneficiaries in the districts of Aucará, Cabana, Carmen Salcedo and Chipao, as well as collect the levels of learning acquired.
The training process will be reflected in a guide document with proposals for the management of the cultural landscape from local communities.
Elaboration of a diagnosis on the capacities for the conservation of cultural landscapes : weaknesses, threats, potentialities.
Identify and register community members participating in the project in the districts of Aucará, Cabana, Carmen Salcedo and Chipao.
Identify and register a management group interested in the protection of cultural landscapes in the districts of Aucará, Cabana, Carmen Salcedo and Chipao.
Apply the acquired learning sheet to participants.
Send in virtual format the evaluation sheets for the analysis of the specialists in charge of the courses.
Make a visual record of the assigned processes.
Prepare a document on the identification of interested managers and application of evaluation sheets.
Drafting of a guide that systematizes the process of learning and capacity building of participants : lessons learned, proposals.
Meetings to coordinate and present progress with the Directorate of Cultural Landscape and with the Coordinator of the UNESCO Culture Sector.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Results focus (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework .
Graduate in Anthropology.
Four (04) years of experience in research and / or field work with indigenous communities in the department of Ayacucho.
Three (03) years of experience in research projects in the Andean area in the public and / or private sector.
Experience in the elaboration and / or application of diagnoses.
Experience in project coordination in Andean areas.
Knowledge of cultural heritage and cultural landscape.
Desirable address Ayacucho Region or nearby cities (desirable but not essential)
Skills and competencies
Respect for diversity
Capacity for initiative
Confidentiality of information
Spanish (native language level).
Quechua (knowledge of the language will be valued)