Organizational Development Specialist

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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 experience in proposal writing, action planning, and conducting leadership training is needed to assist the Center for Development and Democracy (CDD) in Georgia in supporting their “Sector 3” initiative to create a unique space for different civil society organizations, professionals and experts of various fields to engage in dialogue, communication, and cooperation to promote Georgia’s sustainable development. Established in 2008, CDD is a unique organization that works with and supports religious communities and has implemented a number of ground-breaking initiatives involving religious leaders, educators, and youth from religious education institutions. CDD has requested the assistance of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to support the “Sector 3” project by improving their “Leadership Hub” training modules, updating and streamlining the organization’s action plan, build the capacity of the fundraising team, and improve their social media presence.

The PCRV will work with the Programs Development and Fundraising Manager and CDD’s core staff who are focused on implementing the Sector 3 initiative. Since this is a new project, the Leadership Hub Coordinator needs support in assessing the quality of the program, its delivery by the trainers, their facilitation and presentation skills, and use of modern, interactive methods for training/workshops. The PCRV will also work with the fundraising team on reviewing and interpreting project proposal requirements, brainstorming project ideas, and developing draft proposals in order to observe how the team works and provide suggestions for improvement. Additionally, CDD needs to reach out to new beneficiaries to increase the visibility of “Sector 3” by improving the functioning and effectiveness of existing social media, specifically their Facebook page, and the PCRV will provide recommendations on how to improve social media presence through media campaigns or other activities. CDD is an NGO with a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic team, and the PCRV’s goal will be to assist them to strengthen their skills in organizational planning, project development, English writing and proposal writing, and social media to pursue their vision of open, democratic, inclusive, and consolidated society in Georgia.

Partner Information

Center for Development and Democracy (CDD)

Required Skills

• Degree in management, organizational development, project management or related field
• Experience in developing and delivering leadership trainings
• Experience in action planning and strategizing
• At least three years of experience in proposal writing
• Experience using social media for improving organization’s visibility
• Experience working with youth
• Strong computer skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Flexible and motivated
• High levels of energy, initiative and enthusiasm

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 Georgia

  • Georgia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; some types of gynecologic support; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten.
  • After arrival in Georgia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.

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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