Youth Business Support Trainer

Project Description

The Division of Youth of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture in Grenada has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Youth Business Support Trainer. The Yutbiz project is an initiative that aims to empower and support young people in Grenada who want to pursue business ventures. Based on a review of the project conducted by the Ministry, several recommendations were made to enhance the value and impact of the project. These include increasing the duration and scope of the training, creating internship opportunities for the beneficiaries, and diversifying the services available to young entrepreneurs.

The support of the PCRV is needed to review the existing training curriculum to ensure maximum benefit to beneficiaries and alignment with the objectives of the project. The PCRV will also provide entrepreneurial and leadership training to YUTBIZ staff and facilitators and assist in strengthening the capacity of the business development officers in designing instruments to monitor the effectiveness of the training and the provision of essential services at the business development centers.

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

Division of Youth

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Marketing, or a related field.
• Background in project design and management.
• Excellent strategic planning, facilitation & leadership skills.
• Background in community and/or youth development including mentoring.
• Willingness to persevere through challenges (travel, climate, interacting with multiple people and agencies, etc.).
• Willingness to approach the position through the Peace Corps’ philosophy on development.

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

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Medical Considerations

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