Gender Coordinator

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 Gender Coordinator for the Ministry of Education Schools and Peace Corps Volunteers. The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been focusing on Liberian girls’ access to education. There are many challenges in the education sector related to gender and Peace Corps Volunteers are doing their part to engage students and teachers to have more equitable classrooms and schools.

A Gender Coordinator is needed to support Volunteers in planning Gender Equality (GenEq) activities. The primary duties are to liaise with Volunteers to support GenEq activities both in- and outside the classroom (i.e. classroom teaching, teacher training, camps, clubs, etc.) and assist in planning, organizing, and implementing trainings that prepare Volunteers to implement gender-related activities at their site, including grant-writing and creating materials. The Gender Coordinator will serve as a member of the GenEq Committee and act as the liaison between the committee and PC/Liberia staff. If applicable, the Gender Coordinator will attend all local and international meetings and/or conventions for GenEq as invited by the MOE or other partners. By the end of the assignment, the Response Volunteer will make a final report including all materials created during service (visual aids, charts, progress reports to other partners, etc.) and submit it to the Director of Programming and Training and the Gender POC.

Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Liberia at the same time. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but 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

Ministry of Education Schools with Peace Corps Volunteers

Required Skills

• Previous involvement with GenEq activities and programming
• Experience in facilitation
• Administrative and logistical organization and execution
• Excellent computer skills -- Microsoft Office Applications
• Expressed interest in gender issues
• High level of motivation and commitment with the ability to encourage and motivate others
• Ability to be flexible and able to take the initiative with minimal supervision
• Experience in supporting other Volunteers and/or working closely with Peace Corps staff

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 Liberia

  • Liberia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Vyvanse. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified. 
  • After arrival in Liberia, 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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