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Peace Corps

Program Specialist (Youth in Development), FP-0301-3

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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US Citizens
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2011, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.


  • PRIOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY OR RELATED WORK: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases. APPLICANTS WITH CIA CONNECTIONS. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED.
  • In 2010, the Peace Corps completed a Comprehensive Agency Assessment that included a recommendation to reduce the number of distinct Peace Corps Volunteer activities worldwide to focus in on the activities where Peace Corps Volunteers can have the biggest impact. Peace Corps has narrowed its focus while improving the technical training that Volunteers receive. One of the top priorities has been the creation of various training packages that will outline minimum standards for Volunteer training while focusing on results. This process is called the Focus In/Train Up (or FITU) strategy. Under FITU, a youth development continuum for training was reconfirmed; the Peace Corps identified our needs in this sector and began creating a training curriculum to address them.


  • Plans, develops, and implements curriculum to train Peace Corps staff and Volunteers in the Youth in Development sector. Assesses program or course curriculum, content, and instructional materials to coordinate the development of course products.

    Designs and delivers courses, workshops, and other staff development activities to strengthen staff competencies in youth development. Designs needs assessments to determine content for workshops or courses for face to face or online events.
  • Oversees the development and revision of training materials, resources, and manuals for youth in development sector training packages for Volunteers (requires expertise in healthy lifestyles, world of work preparation, or youth civic engagement).
  • Establishes and promotes an understanding of technical issues in Peace Corps for youth development and volunteering or service programs.
  • Determines direction for standard agency approaches to youth project design, implementation, and evaluation. Develops, improves, and tracks progress on youth standard sector indicators. Creates or improves monitoring and evaluation tools for Volunteers working in Youth in Development projects.

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