Agribusiness Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with French proficiency and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness or a related field is needed to work with the Agropreneurs and Agribusiness programs in Dare to Innovate. Dare To Innovate is a youth-led movement to end unemployment in West Africa. Its mission is to make investments in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to ignite social change.

The Response Volunteer will develop and update curriculum of new and effective agriculture techniques, facilitate training of trainers and workshops, deliver specialized trainings, coach recently-graduated entrepreneurs and assist staff in agricultural interventions. The goal of the assignment is to develop and update materials, and support Dare to Innovate staff.

Dare to Innovate is looking for someone with field experience in agriculture as well as practical business experience through education, fieldwork, or entrepreneurship. Exploring opportunities in agribusiness and local capacity building should invigorate the Volunteer. Dare To Innovate bases their trainings on human-centered design and experiential learning methodologies, so experience in these domains is a plus. This is a great position for people who have ambitions to launch their own startup or work for a growing social enterprise developing training curricula.

Partner Information

Dare To Innovate

Required Skills

• A bachelor’s degree in an agriculture, agribusiness, or related field
• French working proficiency (low intermediate) is preferred, but not required
• 2-3 years of experience in preparing and scheduling training modules to build local staff capacity in Agribusiness and related activities (food processing, conservation and packaging)
• Experience in a startup or early stage business in the agricultural value chain; minimum summer internship in related program

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 in Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve:  peanuts.  
  • After arrival in Guinea, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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