Adolescent Health Specialist – Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, International Development, Youth Development or Program Design, with a focus on Youth/Adolescent health, and 3-5 years of experience implementing Youth/Adolescent-friendly services programs is needed to serve as an Adolescent Health Specialist – Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services. The Volunteer will assist the Guyana Ministry of Health to strengthen the Youth-Friendly Services programme within the Adolescent Health Unit by conducting a review of the current Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services program and developing a strategy for the implementation of Guyana’s Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Service, using the WHO Global standards for Quality Healthcare Services for Adolescents and the WHO Making Health Services Adolescent-Friendly standards. The volunteer will also design a monitoring and evaluation plan to track the effectiveness Youth/Adolescent-Friendly Services program. The overall goal of this project is to build the capacity of health-care providers to meet the needs of adolescents.
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, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, International Development, Youth Development or Program Design, with a focus on Youth/Adolescent health.
• A strong working knowledge of strategic planning, data analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation.
• 3-5 years of experience implementing Youth/Adolescent-friendly services programs
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making.
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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