Women’s Leadership and Sustainable Livelihoods Training Specialist

Before You Apply

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 Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health, training design, pedagogy or adult education; 1 to 2 years of experience working in economic and social development with women in rural communities; and 2 to 3 years of gender-focused work experience in economic development with underdeveloped communities is needed to serve as a Women’s Leadership and Sustainable Livelihoods Training Specialist with Minga Peru. Minga Peru serves indigenous communities in the heart of the beautiful and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Minga works to empower women and their communities through leadership training, an inter-cultural radio program, and partnerships with grassroots & international organizations, local governments, and educational institutions to ensure that these communities have access to information and services related to human rights, health, conservation, and eco-friendly income generating projects.

Minga is requesting a Response Volunteer to train Minga staff on new and innovative adult learning methodologies, training design and resource development, facilitation skills, and tools for monitoring and evaluation of field training activities. In addition, he/she will contribute to the work carried out by Minga in order to strengthen the capacities of the female entrepreneurs to promote their business amongst members of their communities and potential collaborating agencies. To do so, the PCRV will develop a training manual that may be to build the capacity of Minga’s staff and community development works to engage directly in communities on topics such as leadership skills, income generation, and health promotion topics. The Response Volunteer must have experience advanced Spanish language skills and prior experience with training design and implementation.

Partner Information

Asociación Minga Perú

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health, training design, pedagogy or adult education.
• 1 to 2 years of experience working in economic and social development with women in rural communities.
• 2 to 3 years of gender-focused work experience in economic development with underdeveloped communities
• Experience training women entrepreneurs in leadership skills, income generating activities, and financial education and health education topics.
• Advanced Level of Spanish, both spoken and written.

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 Peru

  • Peru may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; 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 Peru, 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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