Coaching and Mentoring Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Coaching and Mentoring Specialist for World Vision Eswatini in the Kingdom of Eswatini. World Vision Eswatini (WVE) started operating in 1992, focusing mainly on emergency relief after the devastating drought that hit Eswatini. In 1996 the focus shifted from relief to disaster mitigation, rehabilitation, and transformational development. The vulnerability assessment reports have always pinpointed the Shiselweni region and the Lubombo region as the most affected regions in the country in terms of poverty. This is attributed to lack of economic activities as well as the decline in the agriculture industry over the last 10 years. World Vision provides training and infrastructural support to these vulnerable households and further builds capacities to the producers to find markets. Furthermore, World Vision is providing financial inclusion services to ensure that this producer groups have access to capital for their enterprises. World Vision therefore requires guidance from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) who is an expert in coaching and mentoring to small business groups within communities.

The Coaching and Mentoring Specialist, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and five years of experience with business and financial management, is needed to work with the Area Programs team (especially the Development Facilitator) to provide business management technical guidance across the value chains, mainly agribusiness enterprises and exchange skills with the local staff to ensure that knowledge transfer continues after the volunteer’s service. The PCRV will also develop a mentoring and coaching manual to use in the business mentorship and coaching for producer/enterprise groups in strengthening their organizational and institutional capacities and support linkages between producers and other relevant stakeholders. The overall goal is to provide training to these producer groups so that they have a full understanding of the business and market sectors and the best strategies/practices to keep their businesses relevant to the current market needs for sustainability purposes.

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 eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

World Vision Eswatini (WVE)

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 Business Administration
• Knowledge of business management and financial inclusion
• 5 years’ experience in business and financial management
• Knowledge of curriculum design and modeling in coaching and mentoring

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 Eswatini

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