Adolescent Life Skills Officer
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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.
• 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.
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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