Organizational Capacity Building Specialist for HIV NGOs
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Host organizations would greatly benefit from Peace Corps Response Volunteers with experience in working with members of Key Populations, project design and management (especially related to increasing outreach, new strategies in HIV, ART and PreP demand creation), and organizational capacity building - particularly in advocacy, fundraising and effective communications. PCR Volunteers will strengthen the organizational capacity of their partner organizations in program/project development especially related to case finding, HIV-testing/Prep/ART-demand creation, advocacy, fundraising, and public relations to increase the impact that these organizations have in addressing the pressing needs surrounding the HIV/AIDS epidemic, control and reduction of stigma and discrimination against people affected by HIV. The goal of this assignment is to improve the organizations’ project design and management practices and strengthen the organization’s capacity in working with Key Populations.
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 Ukraine together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• B.A./B.S. and/or MA/MPH in public health, social work, gender studies, non-profit organization management, organizational management, economics, business administration, public relations, international development, or another relevant field;
• Experience working with HIV/AIDS organizations and/or projects targeting youth affected by HIV, People Who Inject Drugs, Men Who Have Sex with Men, Commercial Sex Workers. Understanding of HIV/AIDS issues and specifics of work with vulnerable populations
• Experience with organizational development, program development, project management, fundraising and public relations
• Evidence of personal maturity and patience to work under challenging circumstances including flexibility in adapting to local situations and constraints
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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