Agro-Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Agro-Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist will work with FEDVIDA on the manufacturing and commercialization of bamboo pellets and will help elaborate and implement didactic material (printed, digital and videos) on the cultivation of bamboo and the agro-ecotourism farms. They want to reinforce the knowledge of students at the local high school and to train teachers and provide tools that help improve the teaching and learning process of environmental education. They believe incorporating the PCRV into these activities and projects will correlate with their 5-year strategic plan for economic sustainability. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of FEDVIDA in terms of their organizational development.
• Advanced/fluent in both written and spoken Spanish
• 3 years of experience developing training, activities and materials
• 3 years of experience in organizational development and financing strategies (fundraising)
• 3 years of experience in the planning, coordination and implementation of activities with young people and producers in rural communities with governmental and non-governmental institutions
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work alone and with little supervision
• 2 years of experience giving facilitating training and field-based trainings in Spanish with local counterparts
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 Panama
- Panama may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: 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: none identified.
- After arrival in Panama, 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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