NGO Income-Generating Strategy Development Specialist

Project Description

The Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) in Namibia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as an NGO Income-Generating Strategy Development Specialist. OYO is a local NGO working using the arts (dance, films, photography, etc.), mostly with young people. OYO is currently 95% reliant on donor funding but donor funding is decreasing in Namibia. Because of the tools OYO produces (dance pieces, films, exhibitions, comic books), OYO believes there would be a way to develop a business wing to the organization – funding secured through the business wing would then be used to support the work of the NGO to take it on a path towards financial sustainability.

The PCRV will first guide OYO staff and teach valuable skills. The PCRV will work closely with the director and general manager to design the business plan and then with the general manager to initiate first income generating activities. The PCRV will also mentor staff on how to approach the private sector and best represent OYO to open doors for future possible collaboration. Once contacts have been established, it will then be easier for OYO to maintain those relationships.

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

Partner Information

Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Development, Marketing, or industry-related field required;.
• At least five years of relevant experience, including acting as a business development or marketing consultant.
• Knowledge of business models, revenue streams, and resource allocation
• Skills in building a business model and a business plan
• Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting
• Mentoring skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of OYO staff and stakeholders
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

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.

Serving in Namibia

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