Adolescent Life Skills Officer

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to work as an Adolescent Life Skills Officer with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Unit in Guyana. The Ministry of Education is currently implementing, “The Policy for the Reintegration of Adolescent Mothers and Fathers into the Formal Education System or Alternative Education”, and there is need for a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and instructional toolkit to be designed for the Adolescent Mothers component of the policy. Additionally, in an effort to foster a deeper understanding of Guyana’s Reintegration Policy, there is a need to design an instructional toolkit and resource materials to support effective delivery of the Policy. The volunteer will be working with the Health and Family Life Education Coordinator to develop a structured reporting and evaluation system and create the instructional toolkit and other materials for the program.

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development, Youth Development, or other related field and 3-5 years of experience working with youth, including adolescent/teen mothers, fathers or similar groups, is needed to serve as an Adolescent Life Skills Officer. In collaboration with the HFLE Coordinator, the Volunteer will develop an Instructional Toolkit for the Reintegration of Adolescent Mothers and Fathers into schools/alternative education and develop a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for the program. After development, the PCRV will transition the program to the HFLE Coordinator who will lead the pilot Implementation of Adolescent Mothers Toolkit. The overall goal of this project is to help MoE’s Health and Family Life Education Unit to improve their training resources for the reintegration of adolescent mothers and fathers in the formal school system or technical educational facilities.

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

Ministry of Education (MoE), Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) Unit

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
• Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development, Youth Development or other related field.
• 3-5 years of experience working with youth, including adolescent/teen mothers, fathers or similar group.
• Experience designing and developing instructional materials for adolescent audiences.
• Experience conducting trainings for adolescent learners.
• Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation experience
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making.
• Demonstrated experience working in family services focused on adolescent services.
• Demonstrated technical writing experience
• Demonstrated project management experience
• Demonstrated experience developing Information, Education and Communication materials
• 1 year experience working in an international setting and ability to work in multi-cultural environments

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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