Strategic Planning and Income Diversification Specialist

Project Description

Scouts of Namibia (SoN) has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Strategic Planning and Income Diversification Specialist. Scouts of Namibia (SoN), a key player in the country's youth development endeavors, finds itself at a critical juncture due to the challenging economic landscape. As a result of Namibia's middle-income status and the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, international donor support has dwindled. The organization currently relies significantly on passive income from property rentals, which constitutes 90 percent of its funding. To ensure its sustainability and mission fulfillment, Scouts of Namibia is seeking to diversify its income streams and bolster its governance framework.

The PCRV will play an integral role in SoN's strategic transition towards diversified income streams and enhanced governance. In collaboration with the National Executive Officer (NEO), assist in the development and implementation of an income-generation (finance) strategic plan that outlines the transition towards diversified income streams. The PCRV will be embedded within Scouts of Namibia's team, providing expertise and support in areas such as strategic planning, capacity building, and project implementation.

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

Scouts of Namibia (SoN)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, economics, or a related field.
• Three years of professional experience in strategic planning, project management, or a related role.
• Experience in income diversification and fundraising
• Demonstrated skills in marketing, digital fundraising, private sector engagement, and governance. The volunteer should have a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic plans and governance policies.
• Fluency in English, both spoken and written
• 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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Medical Considerations

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