Adolescent Health Specialist – National Strategy and Capacity-Building

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to work as an Adolescent Health Specialist – National Strategy and Capacity-Building with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Adolescent Health Unit (AHU) in Guyana. In 2018, through the support to the Pan American Health Organization, the Ministry of Health was able to complete the Accelerated Action for Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!) Situational Analysis of Adolescents Health in Guyana. AHU would like to implement adolescent-friendly services nationwide and continue its support of peer educators in Guyana by expanding the number of institutions with school health clubs. The volunteer will utilize the information from the AA-HA! Situational Analysis of Adolescents Health in Guyana as well as other documents such as Caribbean Roadmap for Adolescent and Youth Health and the WHO Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents guidance to support the development of a national strategy to guide the implementation of the adolescent health program in Guyana.

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.

Partner Information

Adolescent Heath Unit (AHU)/Ministry of Health (MOH)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• 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.

Serving in Guyana

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Medical Considerations

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