Business Incubation Specialist
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 Lead Business Developer to develop a non-profit business model for DTI’s three incubator programs, evaluating the cost of providing each service, the necessary investment, and the general organization and operation of each incubator. Other tasks may include evaluating the current incubator structures for potential management or efficiency improvements and helping implement structure changes; studying other business incubation and entrepreneurship services offered in Guinea, particularly in Conakry; and helping shape DTI’s strategic position to best assist entrepreneurs and fill service gaps. The overall goal of the assignment is to expand the capacity of these programs and help analyze and improve their management, honing their impact on entrepreneurial success.
• Advanced level French is mandatory
• Excellent Excel capacity with sturdy quantitative skillset
• Experience developing business plans for business management
• 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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