Digital Outreach and Resource Mobilization Specialist

Project Description

The Gateway Vocational Training Center (GVTC) in Liberia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Digital Outreach and Resource Mobilization Specialist. Quality technical and vocational training is much needed in Liberia since many young people are unemployed and lack the skills required by industries for employment. Through offering construction related training programs and short courses, GVTC increases employment among youth and adults, strengthens the private sector and therefore economic growth in Liberia and contributes to the development of Liberia’s infrastructure. As the GVTC is a new institution, current trainee numbers are low and cannot yet offset the financial expenses, so the GVTC is currently dependent on external support, and strategic support from a PCRV on enhancing GVTC's online presence and increasing resource mobilization would be enormously helpful.

The PCRV will co-train staff members on how to post on the FB account and update the website and what type of information should be posted on the accounts, as well as co-creating a weekly plan for how to post on the FB account and the website and co-creating a digital newsletter. The PCRV will also review existing resource mobilization plans and assist GVTC staff with resource mobilization planning, fundraising activities, researching grant opportunities and grant application writing. The overall goal of this assignment is to support the long-term institutional sustainability of the vocational center and strengthen the capacity of the staff to increase visibility in a more efficient and qualitative way.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Gateway Vocational Training Center (GVTC)

Required Skills

• Bachelor's degree in any discipline
• Experience in management or organizational development of NGOs
• Experience in social media management, content development developing and brand campaigns
• Experience in resource mobilization, fundraising activities and proposal writing
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

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 Liberia

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