Communication and Professional Skills 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 (PCRV) experienced in social media, project design, and grant proposal writing is needed to assist the City Hall of Khashuri Municipality in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia with improving the professional skills of the Municipality employees. Currently, the Municipality is implementing different projects and programs in the fields of culture, education, youth development, and others. The Municipality employees see a need for improving professional skills to better perform their jobs, especially in terms of using technology, presentation skills, and English communication skills. Additionally, the Department of Culture, Education, and Sport is responsible for implementing youth-related programs and projects to support youth development in Shida Kartli region, and that office needs help in developing innovative projects and grant proposals for youth in the field of culture, sport, and education. External technical assistance from a Peace Corps Response volunteer will also be needed to help design an English version of the Municipality City Hall website, as well as of the official Facebook page, and the PR Department plans to diversify the means of communication with their audiences and create accounts in Twitter and Instagram.

The PCRV will closely with the head of the Public Relations Department. The primary tasks will include assess staff needs for professional development in the areas of using new technology, proposal writing, and presentation and communication skills; designing and co-facilitating those trainings/workshops; creating an English version of the Municipality website and Facebook page, and conducting English language communication classes for the Municipality staff. The PCRV will also assist the PR department in exploring options for creating Instagram and Twitter accounts and provide recommendations and innovative ideas for promoting the Municipality webpage and Facebook. The PCRV should expect to support the Municipality in other organizational or management activities, as needed. The objective of this assignment is that the support received from the PCRV will enable the Municipality employees to improve their performance, and the community members will receive improved services as a result.

Partner Information

Khashuri Municipality City Hall

Required Skills

• Degree in public administration, management, or related field
• Experience in project design and proposal writing
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of Google tools, PowerPoint and other computer programs
• Experience using social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, for increasing visibility
• Desire to teach English to adults
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Flexible, with high sense of responsibility
• Ability to deliver results suing capacity building approach
• High levels of energy and initiative
• Self-starter

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 Georgia

  • Georgia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; some types of gynecologic support; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten.
  • After arrival in Georgia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and 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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