Organizational Capacity Strengthening Specialist

Project Description

CorpsAfrica/Malawi has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Organizational Capacity Strengthening Specialists. Corps Africa addresses the critical need across Africa for professional and personal growth opportunities for young people by mobilizing them to combat poverty and empower communities. Corps Africa gives bright, ambitious, young African men and women the opportunity to serve in their own countries (and other countries) as “Volunteers” along the lines of the Peace Corps model. They live in high-need communities and drive solutions to community-identified issues.

The role of the PCRVs will be to assist and build capacity with CorpsAfrica’s Training Officer, Volunteer Liaisons (Program Coordinators), M&E Officer, Communication Officer and Partnerships Officer. First, the PCRVs will serve as a training resource for both the CorpsAfrica staff and Volunteers. Second, the PCRVs will serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation resource for both the CorpsAfrica staff and Volunteers. The third and more qualitative role is serving as a support liaison with Volunteers and staff in various ways. Fourth, the PCRVs will serve as partnership support officers working with CorpsAfrica staff in building the partnership strategic plan.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Malawi together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Corps Africa

Required Skills

● Bachelor’s degree in Health, Education and or Project Management
● Passion and commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability
● Excellent public speaking, writing, and computer skills
● Ability to work cross-culturally and exude patience and fortitude
● Impeccable integrity, maturity, judgment, and discretion, along with a professional demeanor and personal style that elicits trust

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 Malawi

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Malawi: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, health, and safety -- including health and crime statistics -- in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the medical clearance process.

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