Project Management Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
In the last year of the project, a PCRV worked with MIDA staff to develop a strategy and implementation manual for rural farmers to implement rural markets. With the support of a new Response Volunteer, MIDA hopes to improve the rural market model by incorporating data collected for the monitoring and evaluation processes that took place during the pilot project and plan the next phase of the project’s implementation.
The Project Management Specialist will work to improve rural markets by: 1. Analyzing collected data from the monitoring and evaluation studies to identify problem areas, successful practices, group capacity building needs, among others in order to strengthen the implementation strategy for opening other rural markets; 2. Working with the inter-institutional team to plan and then implement the establishment of a pilot project of other markets in a district of the province, then in all the provinces; 3. Continuing the development and improvement of the implementation manual that serves as a guide to organize and open rural markets; and 4. Developing a strategy for the full-scale implementation of the project nationwide that will involve the collaboration of various government and non-governmental organizations. With the support of a PCRV, MIDA hopes to strengthen existing marketing abilities of the Directorate of Rural Development and Panamanian farmers to implement an effective operating system to thus ensure quality production and to market their products.
• Advanced low (minimum) level of spoken and written Spanish
• 2-3 years of experience in project management
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Experience in strategic planning
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 Panama
- Panama may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Panama, 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 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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