Community-Based Organization Development Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Community-Based Organizational Development Specialist, with extensive experience in managing, developing, or establishing a successful business or non-profit organization, is needed to build the internal capacity of CCIF. The PCRV will recruit a small cohort of aspiring business leaders from within the youth of Canaries for a training and development program, develop youth capacity in how to effectively run a CSO and engage in entrepreneurship and community mobilization, and organize a kick-off event as a platform to introduce the organization’s programs. The PCRV will also write grants proposals and create opportunities for funding, develop organizational structure and recruit qualified staff members and volunteers, and organize and manage office operations and facilitate the competence within the organization to ensure sustainability. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of CCIF to support community economic development and successfully launch this new project.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.
• Ability to engage and inspire people from various backgrounds and educational levels
• A leadership or supervisory background
• Experience with fundraising, grant application writing, and community mobilization
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Openness to respect and learn from local knowledge as a basis to the work outlined
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.
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