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Contracts and Vacancies

The United States Peace Corps/Madagascar is recruiting for:

DRIVER(S)

This is a full-time position within Peace Corps Madagascar and will work under the supervision of the General Services Assistant (GSA) / Fleet Manager and the Director of Management and Operations (DMO). Drivers are responsible for driving Peace Corps staff, Volunteers, and authorized guests to assigned locations and for doing official errands around town. Drivers also assist in the care and maintenance of the vehicles. They work cooperatively with all staff, providing assistance as needed.

The driver needs to be available to work and is based on a regular basis in Antananarivo, or to work and spend the majority of the year at the Peace Corps training center, which is located in Mantasoa.

Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Madagascar.

The selected applicant will be offered a personal services contract (PSC) for a base period (including a probationary period), with up to four one-year option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum working schedule of 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: a minimum of CEPE (completion of Elementary school)
  • A valid driver’s license (Category B, C and D).
  • Knowledge of mechanics.
  • Minimum of 3 years employment as a driver with at least one year driving 4X4 vehicles, with a safe driving record (Work Certificate).
  • Experience driving in Antananarivo and in the provinces.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write French.

STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of English language.
  • Experience working in an international organization.
  • Conversational skills in English desired; fluency in spoken and written English will be an advantage.
  • Computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Formal training and/or experience in mechanics.

Interested applicants should go to https://www.peacecorps.gov/madagascar/contracts for additional information.

This advertisement is being used to fill one or more driver positions.

Applications must be received by May 10, 2024, by 4:00 PM, local time.

Applicants must submit their application packets (in PDF format) by email to [email protected]

All attachments must be in PDF format and must not exceed 4 MB for one email.

Please include “Ref: DRIVER” in the subject line of the e-mail.

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest (in English or in French) and a CV (in English or in French, and with contact information of 3 professional references) addressing the required qualifications.
  • A photocopy of the ID card.
  • Copies of all degrees and certificates related to the qualifications needed for this position.

Applicants with high potential will be asked to come for an interview at the Peace Corps office. Interviews will be conducted in English. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Vacancy Announcement - Driver [PDF]

SOW - Driver [PDF]


ONE (1) REGIONAL COORDINATOR (RC)

The Regional Coordinator (RC) is a full-time position within Peace Corps Madagascar and will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Programming and Training (DPT). S/he is responsible for supporting Peace Corps Volunteers in an assigned geographic zone throughout their two-year service, including in the identification and development of sites and in the identification, preparation, and training of their host families.

The RC is responsible for providing non-technical, decentralized support of volunteer cultural integration, cultural adaptation, regional professional networking and linkages, regional trainings, as-needed support visits to PCV sites, and ensuring excellent volunteer site identification and preparation.

The RC also serves as the sub-cashier and driver. The RC manages local vendor payments, emergency and other occasional Volunteer transportation, staff transportation as appropriate, and supports Peace Corps-initiated trainings or events in the RC’s assigned zone. Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Madagascar.

The selected applicant will be offered a personal services contract (PSC) for a base period (including a probationary period), with up to four one-year option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum working schedule of 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of high school (Baccalaureat)
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in field-based operations supporting staff and/or volunteers.
  • Level 3 language proficiency in both English and Malagasy, according to the Interagency Language Roundtable http://www.govtilr.org/
  • Minimum one years’ experience handling cash and disbursing funds on a regular basis or served as cashier.
  • Ability to effectively use cloud-based collaboration software (e.g. Drive, Dropbox, etc.), and MS Office
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license B and D, with a minimum of two years driving experience, and have proven basic vehicle maintenance and repair skills.
  • Knowledge of road conditions throughout Madagascar

STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field preferred.
  • At least three years of progressive experience in a related field (e.g. international or community development, field-based operations support and/or management, international or intra-national volunteer agency, cross-cultural training and support)
  • Demonstrated experience communicating across cultures, preferably American/Malagasy
  • Proven experience, and comfort with working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural organization. Comfortable working collaboratively with colleagues from multicultural backgrounds.
  • Prior experience with Peace Corps or a similarly sized international organization.
  • Proven experience in presenting and public speaking.
  • Experience in leading or supporting trainings for communities and/or adults.
  • Ability to work independently and separate from office headquarters.

The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel throughout Madagascar frequently (up to 40% of the year), drive on rough roads, and may, in the future, be based outside of Antananarivo.

Interested applicants should go to https://www.peacecorps.gov/madagascar/contracts for additional information.

Applications must be received by May 10, 2024, by 4:00 PM, local time.

Applicants must submit their application packets (in PDF format) by email to [email protected]

All attachments must be in PDF format and must not exceed 4 MB for one email.

Please include “Ref: RC” in the subject line of the e-mail.

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest (in English) and a CV (in English and with contact information of 3 professional references) addressing the required qualifications.
  • A photocopy of the ID card.
  • Copies of all degrees and certificates related to the qualifications needed for this position.

Applicants with high potential will be asked to come for an interview at the Peace Corps office. Interviews will be conducted in English. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Vacancy Announcement - Regional Coordinator [PDF]

SOW - Regional Coordinator [PDF]


ONE (1) TRAINING CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER (TCOM)

The Training Center Operations Manager (TCOM) is a full-time position within Peace Corps Madagascar and will work under the supervision of the Director of Management and Operations. The TCOM is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of the Peace Corps Training Center (PCTC), located in Mantasoa, to be able to host 8 to 12 training events per year with attendance ranging from 45 to 110 participants. The TCOM will work from Mantasoa for the majority of the year. The TCOM supervises five full-time staff plus guards (8) and is responsible for a range of responsibilities as follows:

  • Training logistics: Working in close consultation with the PC Training Manager, ensuring logistical aspects of training programs such as staff transportation and food & supply ordering and purchases.
  • Budget management and use: Develop budgets for individual training events and training activities ensuring that spending remains at or below funding allocated for training in the Peace Corps annual budget.
  • Plan with and supervise PCTC support staff, including Procurement and Logistics Coordinator (PLC), PCTC staff including guards, driver, maintenance staff, and gardener.
  • Property management: Prioritize needed cosmetic and structural repairs and upgrades and oversee maintenance staff and contractors in repair and maintenance of the PCTC.
  • Security: Ensure security standards as specified by Peace Corps policy and supervise guard service

Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Madagascar.

The selected applicant will be offered a personal services contract (PSC) for a base period (including a probationary period), with up to four one-year option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum working schedule of 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in management or related field or technical training related to facilities/operations/logistics management (i.e., electrician, plumbing, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks concurrently and manage complex calendars.
  • Verbal and written communication skills in both French and English required. Ability to translate between both languages. Fluency in Malagasy is beneficial.
  • Experience using email and in using Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; ability to develop and track budgets in Excel.
  • At least 3 years of prior work experience supervising staff.
  • Must have a valid Malagasy drivers’ license.

STRONGLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional experience in the realm of facilities management, maintenance, and repairs, and/or event management/logistics, including managing event budgets.
  • Professional experience with American or international organizations.
  • Strong team-building skills, extremely organized, and detail-oriented in creating efficient processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited supervision.
  • Familiarity with US Government rules, regulations, and procedures.

Interested applicants should go to https://www.peacecorps.gov/madagascar/contracts for additional information.

Base compensation for the position is Ariary 37.222.140 to Ariary 61.416.531.

Applications must be received by May 10, 2024, by 4:00 PM, local time.

Applicants must submit their application packets (in PDF format) by email to [email protected]

All attachments must be in PDF format and must not exceed 4 MB for one email.

Please include “Ref: TCOM” in the subject line of the e-mail.

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest (in English) and a CV (in English and with contact information of 3 professional references) addressing the required qualifications.
  • A photocopy of the ID card.
  • Copies of all degrees and certificates related to the qualifications needed for this position.

Applicants with high potential will be asked to come for an interview at the Peace Corps office. Interviews will be conducted in English. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Vacancy Announcement - Training Center Operations Manager [PDF]

SOW - Training Center Operations Manager [PDF]


ONE (1) VOLUNTEER SUPPORT LIAISON (VSL)

The Volunteer Support Liaison (VSL) is a full-time position within Peace Corps Madagascar and will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Management and Operations (DMO). S/he is in close coordination with Programming & Training, Medical, and other Administration staff; the Volunteer Liaison is the primary point of Contact for Volunteers and Trainees on administrative and financial matters. The VSL also plays a lead role in coordinating or assisting with special activities and projects such as Volunteers meetings, installation, and living allowance, settling-in and other periodic surveys with volunteers. S/he also holds primary responsibility for entering, updating, and ensuring the accuracy of the database comprised of Volunteer information.

Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Madagascar. The selected applicant will be offered a personal services contract (PSC) for a base period (including a probationary period), with up to four one-year option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum working schedule of 40 hours per week.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of Secondary school (Baccalaureat)
  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience in the field of Administration and/or Finance and/or supporting training programs or volunteers
  • Fluency in Malagasy; proficient in spoken and written English; fluency in English preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong communication skills; ability to speak with confidence is required for work with Volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and ability to multi-task.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-secondary education in Administration, Finance, Communication or related field will be considered an advantage.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting and/or for an international organization; previous experience with an American organization will be considered an advantage.
  • Experience working with international volunteers service organization (e.g., Peace Corps)

Interested applicants should go to https://www.peacecorps.gov/madagascar/contracts for additional information.

Applications must be received by May 10, 2024, by 4:00 PM, local time.

Applicants must submit their application packets (in PDF format) by email to [email protected]

All attachments must be in PDF format and must not exceed 4 MB for one email.

Please include “Ref: VSL” in the subject line of the e-mail.

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  • A letter of interest (in English) and a CV (in English and with contact information of 3 professional references) addressing the required qualifications.
  • A photocopy of the ID card.
  • Copies of all degrees and certificates related to the qualifications needed for this position.

Applicants with high potential will be asked to come for an interview at the Peace Corps office. Interviews will be conducted in English. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration.

Vacancy Announcement - Volunteer Support Liaison [PDF]

SOW - Volunteer Support Liaison [PDF]


Informational notes to the applicants:

  • The contract is contingent on availability of funds, reference checks, and background check.
  • Peace Corps reserves the right to not evaluate or to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that has a history of poor past performance or conduct as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or staff member.
  • Peace Corps reserves the right to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that is a relative or household member of a current Peace Corps staff member.
  • Individuals who have current or prior connections with intelligence activities or agencies through employment, related work, or even family relations may be ineligible for a personal services contract.
  • Selected applicant will be required to follow any workplace health and/or safety rules indicated for their position – including complying with any medical and/or training requirements specified for their position in accordance with public health and/or occupational health or safety policies.
  • Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older, except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age in the country of assignment), disability, or genetic information.
  • The selected applicant may be asked to complete one or more temporary duty assignments at other Peace Corps posts, transfer to another Peace Corps post, or to complete a detail with another United States Government Agency, a Peace Corps Headquarters office, or with a post other than the post of assignment. As part of an approved detail, the individual may be requested to perform work that may be specifically in line with or may add to the duties stated in the contract.