Adolescent Health Specialist – National Strategy and Capacity-Building
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Health Economics, Management or Planning, International Development or other related field and 3-5 years of experience conducting strategic planning, data analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation activities is needed to serve as an Adolescent Health Specialist – National Strategy and Capacity-Building. The Volunteer will assist the Guyana Ministry of Health with the development and implementation of a comprehensive Adolescent Health National Strategy that will guide the work of the Adolescent Health Unit. The national strategy will include activities and initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges faced by adolescents in Guyana, and the PCRV will also design the program’s monitoring and evaluation protocols. The overall goal of this project is to collaborate with relevant ministry and multilateral stakeholders to draft a National Strategy on Adolescent Health in Guyana.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Guyana together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Health Economics, Management or Planning, International Development or other related field
• 3-5 years of experience conducting strategic planning, data analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation activities.
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making.
• A passion for development work and strategic planning.
• Demonstrated analytical ability.
• At least 2 years’ experience engaging stakeholders including government, multilateral and NGO officers.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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