Information Management Advisor
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The Information Management Advisors, with at least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management or related field, intermediate Spanish, and three years of professional experience in engineering and analysis of computer systems are needed to work with research center personnel to strengthen capacities in the area of enterprise resource management. PCRVs will collaborate with a group of administrative personnel and/or researchers, and depending on each center’s needs and priorities, potential activities include data collection and analysis, database integration and administration, identifying training needs, designing and facilitating workshops, and creating or adapting materials. PCRVs will also be expected to identify other areas in which they can add value as well as be willing to help Center’s personnel and students strengthen their English language skills. The goal of this assignment is to assist in the development of information management systems as a basis for institutional strategic planning.
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 Mexico together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
Volunteer safety is of paramount importance, and the protections of U.S. citizenship promote volunteer safety. Under Mexican law, anyone born in Mexico who became a U.S. citizen after 1998 or anyone holding dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship is considered a citizen of Mexico, and not of the United States. If such an individual faced a legal, safety or other emergency situation in Mexico, the Peace Corps' ability to intervene could be limited. Therefore, the PC will not place in Mexico individuals who are either dual citizens of Mexico and the U.S. or who were born in Mexico and became U.S. citizens after 1998. If you fit either of these categories, we encourage you to look at other opportunities with PC Response.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management or related field
• Three years of professional experience in information system development and management and/or engineering and analysis of computer systems and databases
• Intermediate Spanish language
• Flexibility, adaptability, and professionalism given a new work environment in a new culture and within the context of the rules, regulations, and core expectations of the Peace Corps
• Initiative, resourcefulness, and the ability to work on a team with potentially limited resources and limited supervision
• Willingness to learn about and integrate/adapt into Mexican culture and the organizational culture at the research center
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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