Internationalization Development Expert

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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) with a Master’s degree in International Relations or related field and five years of experience in international relations is needed to work with Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) with their External Linkages and International Affairs Offices. SLSU has been prioritizing the advancement and responsiveness of all its program offerings, facilities, and human resources order to produce globally competitive graduates. The staff of the External Linkages and International Affairs Offices desire to widen students’ experience, perspectives and opportunities, develop international partnerships, and develop exchange programs. At present, the University has existing international linkages but these partnerships have not been sustained. With the university’s desire to have a more functional student-oriented operational set-up that is responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the global environment, the staff have revised the organizational structure of their international partnerships and programs and have started implementing these revised plans as of September 2019. One of the important aims of this revision is to adopt a strategic framework of innovations that focus on the inter-operability of the different components of internationalization such as market-matching, operational excellence, flexibility, competitiveness, and sustainability.

Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) who is an expert on international and partnership development is a needed to guide and assist the university with these processes. The PRCV will help SLSU come up with a sustainable 5-year Strategic Plan on Internationalization and Partnership Development programs that can benefit the university’s clientele, the students, faculty members, staff and others. As part of the 5-year strategic plan, the PCRV will conduct a series of workshops on internationalization and partnership development, forge new partnerships with international institutions, and assist in the implementation of exchange programs, amongst other activities.

Partner Information

Southern Leyte State University (SLSU)-Main Campus

Required Skills

• Master’s Degree in International Relations or any related degree;
• At least 5 years of experience in international relations;
• Has track record of successful partnership development activities in international relations;
• Skilled in the application of modern communications technology;
• Demonstrated ability to live and work in a multi-cultural setting; and
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility.

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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