Organizational Capacity Development Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as an Organizational Capacity Development Specialist with the Foundation for Incisive Community Help (FICH) in Uganda. FICH is a youth-led social enterprise and non-governmental organization that fights to improve community health and livelihoods through full participation of youth and the community in the fight against economic, educational, and environmental and health-related threats and challenges. The organization is interested in supporting diverse program design perspectives from developed countries while contextualizing it to local strategies in order to provide social economic wellbeing for rural communities in Northern Uganda. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to help increase the organization’s livelihood and entrepreneurship programing capacity to respond to underlying issues around income and employment opportunities for FICH-targeted program participants.

A PCRV, with a bachelor’s degree in economics, business, community development, organizational development or related field and at least 3 years working within business development services in a Non-Governmental Organization or Not-for-Profit Organization, is needed to assist in identifying opportunities and unmet demands of FICH, supporting strategic thinking, and contributing to the development of program interventions. The Organizational Capacity Development Specialist will produce case studies and program briefs related to FICH livelihood and entrepreneurship activities and contribute to development of the draft FICH digital marketing plan. The PCRV will also publish blogs and prepare program briefs communicating the program activities and organization entrepreneurial relevant need while also producing quarterly reports covering some of the livelihood program’s activities. The overall goal of this assignment is to build staff capacity in program design to assist the organization to function more effectively.

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

Partner Information

Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH)

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 economics, business, community development, organizational development or related field
• Relevant professional experience of at least 3 years working within business development services in a Non-Governmental Organization or Not-for-Profit Organization and interest to contribute to the strong desire of FICH to change the global perspective on rural development
• Good analytical, written, facilitation and oral communication skills
• Experience in entrepreneurial or social program design with management skills

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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