Gender Coordinator

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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 departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education Schools with Peace Corps Volunteers

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Previous involvement with GenEq activities and programming;
• Experience in facilitation;
• Administrative and logistical organization and execution;
• Excellent computer skills – MS Office applications;
• Expressed interest in gender issues;
• High level of motivation & commitment and 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

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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