Organizational Capacity Building and Resource Mobilization Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as an Organizational Capacity Building and Resource Mobilization Specialist with Caritas Lira (CAL) in Uganda. Caritas Lira is a faith-based organization that assists vulnerable communities to improve their livelihoods. Caritas Lira’s focus areas are agriculture (Food Security and Economic Empowerment), capacity building initiatives, social protection and legal strengthening, water sanitation and hygiene improvement, and renewable energy (Biogas and Solar Energy). The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to build capacity of staff to manage the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEAL), Fundraising, and Food Security departments.

A PCRV, with a bachelor’s degree in public health/health service management, organizational development, agroecology, environmental science, business administration, or ICT and experience in monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, resource mobilization, project design and management, and training, is needed to build the organization’s capacity to get sustainable projects designed and funded. The Organizational Capacity Building and Resource Mobilization Specialist will support searching for small grant opportunities to support community members in new livelihood projects, such as projects for water sanitation and hygiene, climate smart agriculture, social protection projects for children, youth and women, renewable energy and environmental protection, and other innovative business opportunities relevant to the community. The PCRV will also conduct institutional capacity assessments to identify gaps to address through training as well as participate in organizational trainings for staff improvement, and where applicable support Human Resources, project design staff, MEAL, and the Program Manager in conducting Caritas-level trainings for improved staff skills. An additional goal of the project is to improve the Caritas programing on financial literacy and business management trainings to create more deliverable results.

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 Uganda together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Caritas Lira (CAL)

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
• Bachelor’s degree in public health/health service management, organizational development, agroecology, environmental science, business administration, or ICT
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Experience in fundraising and resource mobilization.
• Experience in project design and management
• Experience facilitating training

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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