Financial Outreach 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 a Financial Outreach Specialist for the Production Ministry of Peru – PRODUCE. The primary purpose of the Production Ministry is to design, establish, execute, and supervise applicable national and sector policies related to fishing, micro and small enterprises (MYPEs), and industry. The Ministry dictates rules and technical guidelines to ensure the adequate execution and monitoring of policies and resource management within the sector. There is a need to monitor PRODUCE’s alliances that would strengthen the coordination between institutions and the Ministry to improve partnerships. PRODUCE has successfully designed training materials that showcase their technical expertise in supporting MYPEs at the regional level, but there is a need to improve support in the orientation and training of MYPEs.

The Financial Outreach Specialist, with a degree in Business and fluency in Spanish, is needed to support PRODUCE in providing guidance in the composition and formalization of businesses in the region to support business development at different structural levels. The Financial Outreach Specialist will also promote and facilitate orientations in Financial Education that would lead to improved micro and small business structures at the rural level. They will also monitor PRODUCE’s institutional alliances in order to strengthen partnerships and to improve communication. The goal of the assignment is to help build capacity with the staff at PRODUCE to become a higher-functioning organization who can support multiple stakeholders.

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.

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Required Skills

•Bachelor degree in Business or Business management or 4 to 5 years of experiences in Business Development and Management.
•Strong communication skills
•Computer software proficiency using Microsoft office suite, especially Excel.
•Experience working with public sector institutions, especially in a government office setting.
•Experience working with small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs at the grassroots level.
•Experience networking with public sector organizations at various levels (regional and national) to generate alliances.
•Advanced Spanish level.

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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