Management and Capacity Building Specialist

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Project Description

Three Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve as Management and Capacity Building Specialists Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have an important role in Georgia’s political, economic and social life. The majority of CSOs have clearly defined missions, as well as the flexibility to support different target groups and operate in various fields of development. Although CSOs have flexibility and clear missions, they do not actively engage in strategic planning, organizational development and other similar activities in general. CSOs lack the skills to do so and are challenged by the lack of finances and sustainable growth opportunities. There have been attempts to develop social enterprises that can help CSOs to have sustainable programming. However, only a few social enterprises are operational in Georgia, and CSOs also have challenges with staff retention and professional development. Limited finances for staff professional development hinders motivation and retention. In light of these challenges, (PCRVs) have been requested to work on the development needs of organizations.

Three PCRVs with a Bachelor’s degree in management, business or related field and experience in project management and developing grant and/or business proposals is needed to support the development of local Georgian CSOs. The PCRVs will assist in improving NGOs’ fundraising and proposal writing skills and help to diversify funding sources, so that they are not dependent solely on grant writing. The NGOs also need to identify strategies for partnership with the private sector on important social issues. The PCRVs will identify civil society and business sector possibilities, develop partnership proposals and promote mutual interest in supporting western Georgia communities. The goal of this assignment is to build staff capacity to conduct needs assessments, introduce planning tools, manage project lifecycles, develop monitoring and evaluation instruments, and strengthen the partnerships and sustainable growth of the CSOs.

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

Partner Information

Various non-governmental organizations

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
• Bachelor’s degree in management, business or related field
• Working experience in management, project management
• Experience in entrepreneurial work and or social enterprise
• Experience in networking and developing partnerships
• Experience in fundraising, developing grant and/or business proposals
• Experience using social media and other digital platforms for improving visibility
• Strong communication and networking skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Desire and willingness to teach English
• Strong computer and digital skills
• Highly motivated and flexible
• Ability to show initiative
• High levels of energy

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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