Internationalization and Partnership Development Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Master’s degree in International Relations or related field and experience in project proposal development and implementation of mobility/exchange programs is needed to work with Tarlac Agricultural University with their External Linkages and International Affairs Offices. The Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) is strategically committed to advance its portfolio of global partnerships through the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial alliances with academic institutions, government agencies and private industries that share common aims and interests. These alliances bring many benefits to staff and students alike, and extend and enhance the University’s international reach and reputation. The Office of External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA) serves as the institution’s frontline arm in the University’s thrust to expand horizons on partnership development, increase its consortia or organizational memberships, and advance its internationalization and global engagement.

At present, the University has existing academic linkages and has started with its inbound and outbound international faculty and student exchange programs. Conducting these internationalization activities requires a larger budget, thus the activities are limited. Moreover, inherent in the delivery of quality education is the presence of highly qualified faculty which requires capability development and training as well as collaborative research.

A PCRV is needed to work with the staff of the TAU Office of External Linkages and International Affairs to further its partnership development activities and strengthen its resource generation initiatives. By the end of the assignment, the PCRV will have introduced curriculum enhancement strategies; worked with staff in the development of project proposals for funding; worked with staff in the implementation of mobility/ exchange programs and international capability programs; link TAU with international institutions; and provide recommendations for the sustainability of the linkage development and internationalization program of the university.

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 the Philippines together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Tarlac Agricultural University

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s Degree in International Relations or any related degree;
• At least two years of experience in program/ project proposal development and implementation;
• Has track record of successful partnership development activities and access to resources from funding agencies;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience

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.

Medical Considerations

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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