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 organizational management planning and proposal writing/fundraising is needed to assist a branch office of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) with improving the effectiveness of its management structure and processes for developing proposals. One of the main functions of GYLA is supporting individual citizens and working on their legal cases. The organization also is working on different programs to educate school students about practical justice, active citizenship, and minority issues in Georgia; to encourage public speaking and oratory skills; and to protect and promote socio-economic rights (labor, economic, environment, and cultural) of the most vulnerable individuals and communities. Notwithstanding all the years of experience that GYLA has, the organization still needs stronger positioning to increase its visibility, and the organization wants to revisit their management structure. According to the current structure, the main office in Tbilisi is leading the process of grants and projects development and the branch office participates, but in the past, the branch office was very active in developing proposals independently for community projects and would like to revive that practice of proposal development and fundraising. GYLA seeks the support of a PCRV in facilitating discussions around the organization’s management structure and coming up with a new vision and management plan.

The PCRV will work with the staff of GYLA on project development and grant writing. The primary tasks will include providing recommendations for improving the management structure of GYLA and developing grant proposals and recommendations for gender sensitive budgeting. The PCRV will also assist with improving social media platform content and usage. The development of English language skills is very important for staff career development and participation in different international conferences for lawyers, and the PCRV will also need to work with the staff on their English language, CV writing, and interview skills. The main goals of the PCRV will be to apply their management and fundraising expertise to assist the GYLA staff to come up with a shared vision about the structure of the organization and grow in the area of project development and grant writing.

Partner Information

Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) - Kutaisi Branch

Required Skills

• Degree in Management, Law, or related field
• Experience with social media
• Experience with action-planning and management for small organizations
• Experience in proposal writing and fundraising
• Desire to teach English
• Strong communication skills
• Strong computer skills
• Proactive and motivated
• Flexible, with high levels of energy

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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