Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will work with the CARE team to help strengthen the staff who train the target women and provide them with tools to maximize results. The PCRV will contribute to the work carried out by CARE Peru for the strengthening of the target population’s abilities in marketing tools using the methodology defined in the Farmers Field Business School (FFBS) guide. The volunteer will also help the cooperatives and associations to search for new sale channels for the existing products, and analyze the structure of these groups, make recommendations about how women can participate more equally, and begin to implement these changes. The goal of the assignment is to build the capacity of the CARE team to carry out the "She Feeds the World" project, which will contribute to the reduction of chronic malnutrition and anemia indicators in children under 5 years of age, as well as increased household income.
• 1 to 2 years of experience training entrepreneurial women in leadership abilities, income-generating activities, and financial education
• 1 to 2 years of experience working in economic and social development with women in rural communities
• 1 or 2 years’ experience in gender analysis and project management.
• Advanced written and spoken Spanish
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.
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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