Youth Health Program Development Specialist

Project Description

Star for Life (SFL) Namibia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Youth Health Program Development Specialist. The Star for Life program, piloted in 2005 in Siphosabadletshe High School, is based on supporting youth to develop a healthy self-esteem and belief in their future, to help them succeed in life. One of the long-term projects of SFL is the Mobile Health Clinic, which gives the learners in the SFL schools as well as the surrounding communities increased access to health services and health education. SFL has identified the need for ongoing program evaluation and adaptation to new science and universal and contemporary developments to make the SFL programs relevant to their audience.

The PCRV will support SFL to undertake a comprehensive program review. The PCRV will also assist in rethinking SFL's approaches and methodology. By undertaking this process and further engaging with program staff and beneficiaries, SFL aims to identify programmatic gaps that to address as well as areas for enhancement, additionally identifying new and innovative approaches to add as part of the program. Overall, this review will help strengthen the program's impact, ensuring that it remains as relevant and as a transformative force in the lives of the youth it serves.

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

Star for Life (SFL) Namibia

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or other Social Sciences
• Five years of work experience in program development/management
• Knowledge of program design,development, and assessment, especially for youth health programs
• Skill in using digital program planning tools
• Mentorship skills
• Training skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the diverse groups of people (staff, teachers, learners and other stakeholders)
• 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.

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