Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will work directly with DTI’s AgriHub team, Agro-preneurs/Agro-partners, and program staff on value chain product development including researching, developing, and testing production processes for the new value chains and other possible value-add products. The PCRV will also coach the entrepreneurs who have graduated from DTI’s programs on business development and problem solving, conduct training workshops for DTI's technical staff on each new value chain product researched and developed, and research companies in Guinea, West Africa, or internationally that have developed successful micro-industries or industrial production chains for these products. The overall goal of the assignment is increase the capacity of DTI’s AgriHub Program to train young people to launch their own micro-industry to produce specific end-products.
• Advanced level French is mandatory
• Experience in product development, agricultural value chain development and/or developing food products and brands
• Experience designing training manuals, modules, or curricula
• Experience working or volunteering in a developing country and across cultures
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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