Community Development Specialist
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The Community Development Specialist, with a bachelor’s degree in Community Development or another relevant field and 2 years’ experience in community development, local economic development, resource mobilization and working with rural communities, is needed to work with local staff to build the capacity of different groups of men, women and youth on writing a business plan or proposal, resource mobilization and marketing, financial management literacy, and designing sustainability strategies for their community projects. The overall goal is for the PCRV to assist N.T.B. to review the current IDP and make recommendation on how it can be improved and provide support and guidance to local community groups on their income generation projects or businesses.
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.
• Bachelor’s degree in Community Development or relevant field
• 2 years’ experience in community development, local economic development, resource mobilization and working with rural communities.
• Flexibility in working in under resourced settings
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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