Youth Work Specialist

Project Description

Legal Entity of Public Law (LEPL) Youth Agency in Georgia has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Youth Work Specialist. In December 2022, Georgia adopted a National Youth Strategy which aims at forming a sustainable youth field that will support the development of youth potential, social and economic well-being, and their engagement into all spheres of public life. One of their top priorities is to develop youth volunteerism in Georgia. Only 27% of youth have engaged in any volunteering opportunities, including short term volunteering. Therefore, it is a priority for the Agency to learn more about volunteer programs and best practices in the US and EU. Additionally, the organization wants to focus on building the capacity of youth organizations. The PCRV will help support the creation of a needs assessment of the skill gaps and needs of youth organizations and develop capacity-building activities to improve the skills of youth organizations.

The Agency has 55 dynamic and highly qualified staff members with different backgrounds and experiences, but the Agency needs to learn more about youth work and volunteerism, as well as improve their communication, English language skills, time management, networking skills, and understanding of modern approaches in cultivating interpersonal relationships. The PCRV will support developing skills-based workshops, and also supporting staff in communications, planning and implementing events, and developing partnerships. The goal of this assignment is to design programs that promote the development of volunteering in Georgia, while strengthening the knowledge and capacity of youth work and volunteerism.

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

Partner Information

Legal Entity of Public Law (LEPL) Youth Agency

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources management, wildlife management, or related field;
• At least two years of experience working on environmental projects, natural resource management, biodiversity or wildlife management;
• Experience in project/program formulation and implementation of projects/ programs and studies in the pertinent field of expertise;
• Experience in supporting capacity development initiatives;
• Experience in conducting environmental awareness and/or education activities;
• Highly motivated and flexible
• Ability to show initiative and proactive
• High levels of energy and mobility

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 Georgia

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