Entrepreneurship Curriculum Design Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a bachelor’s degree in business or education, advanced Spanish proficiency, and at least six months of experience with developing curriculum and/or training design is needed to work with the National Direction of Entrepreneurship (DINAEM) in the Ministry of Industry & Commerce (MIC). DINAEM is the entity in charge of promoting an entrepreneurial culture and entrepreneurial training in the formal education system. Currently, the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) lacks a training plan in the area of entrepreneurship and does not actively promote entrepreneurial culture in schools, and DINAEM is collaborating with MEC to support the development of entrepreneurship curricula. At this point, development of the official curriculum has not begun, although there are many existing resources from which to build. The support of a PCRV has been requested for coordinating the design of a school-based curriculum for entrepreneurship and the promotion of entrepreneurial culture to be applied in the formal Paraguayan education system (primary and secondary levels), as part of the larger academic curricula of the MEC.

The PCRV will work collaboratively with officials from MIC, specifically with DINAEM, to develop a complete entrepreneurship curriculum and corresponding materials for primary schools (Grades 1 – 5) and secondary schools (Grades 6 – 12), and the PCRV will also support the organization of inter-sectoral working groups between officials of MEC, MIC, and other relevant actors in entrepreneurship training and promotion. The main goal of the assignment is to support MEC and DINAEM to develop a complete draft of a school-based curriculum for entrepreneurship, with contents and didactic strategies for its eventual incorporation into primary and secondary school levels.

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 Paraguay 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 Industry & Commerce (MIC), Vice-Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MIPYMES), National Direction of Entrepreneurship (DINAEM)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Education or Business
• At least six months of experience developing curriculum for primary or secondary school levels and/or training design experience
• Prior experience with developing business plans
• Formal training or education in entrepreneurship
• Prior experience working with entrepreneurs
• Fluency in Spanish

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.

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