Support Services for the Disabled Officer

Project Description

Voice of the Disabled (VOD) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Eastern Caribbean has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Support Services for the Disabled Officer. VOD is a local NGO which emphasizes volunteerism as a core value, and the program offered by VOD provides unique opportunities for technical vocational education as well as the acquisition of crucial life skills for its target population. The objective of this assignment is to build the organization's capacity to effectively address the requirements of its members and the broader community, and VOD has also identified a need for support in conducting training workshops aimed at empowering and preparing their members with basic entrepreneurial skills.

The PCRV will support VOD by equipping the organization with the skillset to craft project proposals tailored to secure funding from various identified sources, which will then be utilized for the execution of diverse programs. The support of the PCRV is also needed to develop a data collection system and identify assistive technologies which are crucial for effectively managing and supporting the members with diverse learning needs.

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

Partner Information

Voice of the Disabled

Required Skills

● Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
● At least 5 years of experience working with adults in Special Education or persons with disabilities.
● At least 2 years of experience in project management and/or proposal writing.
● Experience in developing data collection systems and/or tools including data collection.
● Experience in monitoring and evaluation of program activities.
● Experience in co-facilitating, co-planning and mentoring.
● Should possess strong interpersonal skills.
● Willingness to persevere through challenges (travel, climate, interacting with
● multiple people and agencies etc.).
● Ability to work independently and with a team and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues.
● Strong attention to detail and follow-through.

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 Eastern Caribbean

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Eastern Caribbean: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and safety — including crime statistics [PDF] — 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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