Strategic Planning Facilitator

Project Description

The Solidarity and Development Foundation of Panama (FUSODEP) has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Strategic Planning Facilitator. The lack of access to resources in the district of Cañazas and Ñurum, province of Veraguas and Comarca Ngäbe Buglé, has impacted the quality of life of men, women, and children, specifically social, educational, health, recreational, and agricultural. FUSODEP seeks to create sustainable fundraising activities to benefit the underserved through the execution of development programs and projects. FUSODEP has identified a need for additional support to enable the foundation to expand its efforts to support the underserved by strengthening its programs, training its members, and developing sustainable funding opportunities, both national and international.

The PCRV will work collaboratively with FUSODEP staff to identify training needs and co-facilitate and co-design training modules in project design and management and evaluation and monitoring tools to meet the objectives of the organization's mission. The PCRV will also co-design strategies to access sustainable financing sources and competitive grant applications and strategies for strategic partner engagement with governmental and private entities. The overall goal of this assignment is to support FUSODEPT to increase the knowledge of its members in leadership, organizational management, and collaborative strategic planning, including marketing and implementation plans.

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

Partner Information

Solidarity and Development Foundation of Panama (FUSODEP)

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 business or other relevant field
• Experience in project management, organizational development, or administration experience
• Intermediate-mid Spanish language level
• Experience in Project Management
• Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
• Experience in business development, organizational development, or related field

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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