Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW) Program Support Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as an Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW) Program Support Specialist with the Children Of The World Foundation-COW Foundation in Uganda. The COW Foundation is a nonprofit community-based organization working as a USAID ICAN sub-grantee implementing a five-year USAID ICAN Activity. COW Foundation aims at promoting children’s health by reducing deaths and trauma, offering psychosocial support and ensuring children have access to better health and nutrition. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to work closely with the technical staff in all the thematic areas of operation to work with community groups to maximize economic opportunities for vulnerable households, stabilize their access to and consumption of diverse and nutritious diets, and increase social capital by reinforcing relationships among formal governance systems and communities.

A PCRV with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Development Studies, Marketing, Sociology, or a related field and experience in advocacy, fundraising, policy development and initiating partnerships is needed to lead the overall planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, and reporting of the AGYW program to achieve results against set objectives. The AGYW Program Support Specialist will build staff capacity in mapping of schools, community, and supportive services for AGYW, and their ability to advocate for the implementation of the out of school AGYW program activities with the various community structures as well as district and local leaderships structures. The PCRV will also produce capacity gaps report of in-school AGYW program staff and capacity building, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision strategies for COW as well as develop a fund raising action plan.

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

Partner Information

Children Of The World Foundation-COW Foundation

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
• A bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Development Studies, Marketing, Sociology or a related field.
• Experience in advocacy, fundraising, policy development and initiating partnerships.
• Interest in adolescent girls and young women issues.
• Computer skills (Microsoft, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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