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Peace Corps Employment – Country Director

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Job Description:

This establishes an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT which will be utilized to maintain eligible/qualified
applicants to be considered for current Country Director vacancies with the Peace Corps.

The Country Director (CD) is the senior Peace Corps representative in the country of assignment. The position
will be located in one of the countries under Peace Corps’ geographic region of operations: Africa (AF), Europe,
Mediterranean and Asia (EMA), and Inter-America and the Pacific (IAP).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs and oversees all aspects of strategic, policy, organizational, and program objectives in the
    country of assignment.
  • Oversees operations and staff in functional areas that include: volunteer support; program, training and
    evaluation; administration, logistics and financial management; medical services, safety and security; and
    representation.
  • Ensures that the country operations create a safe and productive environment for Trainees and
    Volunteers and staff to work successfully and perform their duties and responsibilities.
  • Represents and advocates for the goals and activities of Peace Corps with host country government
    officials, local private and not-for-profit entities, the U.S. Embassy and other government agencies. With
    host-country partners, develops a vision for the country program and a plan for achieving the vision.
  • Determines budgetary, facility, equipment, staffing and volunteer requirements. Provides leadership and
    oversight to ensure that projects are responsive to host country development needs and are consistent with
    Peace Corps philosophy and Volunteer resources.
  • Negotiates, approves and executes the cooperating agreements between the Peace Corps and hostcountry
    partner agencies, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel.
  • Ensures quality project design, training, implementation and evaluation in all areas, making certain that
    projects address capacity building and sustainability, are in alignment with Peace Corps guidance, and are
    responsive to host country development priorities.

Job Requirements:

  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • Position serves at the discretion of the Peace Corps Director.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position requires the filing of a Financial Disclosure report.
  • This job has been identified as a testing designated position under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. As an employee, you will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.

Qualification & Experience:

You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 12/31/2022 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

Job Details:

Company: Peace Corps

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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