International Business Development 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 is needed to serve as an International Business Development Specialist for Minga Peru. For over 20 years, Minga Peru has successfully promoted human rights, gender equality, and citizen participation in the Peruvian Amazon through the strategic use of intercultural communication. A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to share their skills to help strengthen Minga’s capacity to meet the increased demand for Minga’s Institutional Strengthening Program in Strategic Communication (FICE) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

An International Business Development Specialist fluent in Spanish with 5 years’ experience in the field of institutional strengthening, international business, and/or international development is needed to work directly with the Executive Director to review, revise (as appropriate), and implement Minga’s existing strategic growth strategy to meet demand. The strategy will involve the Response Volunteer helping the Executive Director to hire new staff and to provide additional training and support to existing management and staff. The International Business Development Specialist will help strengthen existing relationships with Minga’s international foundations, donors, and individual partners and also identify and develop at least 10 new relationships.

Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Peru at the same time. It is unlikely that the departure date will change and applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.

Partner Information

Minga Peru

Required Skills

• BA in business
• 5 years of professional experience in the field of institutional development, international business and/or international development
• Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a strategic plan to grow a business or organization in response to an existing need
• Demonstrated fundraising and/or business development experience and success through networking and researching and preparing grants and proposals
• Demonstrated success in projects as both a leader of a project from start to finish and as a team member of a project team from start to finish
• Comfortable presenting to and working with senior executives of large international organizations and foundations
• Compassionate about social change, respecting other cultures and protecting the environment
• Flexible and easily adaptable

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 Peru

  • Peru may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; 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 Peru, 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 also 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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