Gender Equality & Youth Development Specialist
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The PCRV will offer professional development guidance to local trainers within CAJU, as well as expanding workshop themes to include gender equality and female empowerment. The PCRV will support the CAJU coordinator in the development and facilitation of these workshops in several different educational centers, as well as assisting in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation techniques related to CAJU activities. The PCRV will also assist in the preparation of monthly reports on the execution of program activities and will provide guidance for sports activities, including the soccer school. The overall, long-term goal is to develop processes that strengthen the personal and productive capacities of the families of the Comarca Ngabe Bugle.
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 Panama 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 (B.A. or B.S.) in education, psychology, sociology, social work or related degree
• Advanced/fluent written and spoken Spanish
• 2-3 years of experience as a mentor or leader specializing in youth development projects
• Work experience in educational and training work for adolescents and/or young people in an Latin American context
• Leadership and facilitation skills and a natural affinity towards young people
• Have theoretical and practical knowledge in soccer or other sports that are appropriate for working with children
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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