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Community Economic Development Facilitator

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Openings

26 currently recruiting

Service Dates

March 22, 2021 - June 11, 2023

Application Window

February 1, 2020 - July 1, 2020

Location

  • Peru

Contact Information

Rachel Hatch
rhatch2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The Community Economic Development (CED) Program has been working in Peru since 2002. The CED program seeks to enhance the capacity of the most vulnerable populations, especially women and youth in rural communities, to expand their economic opportunities in income generation, entrepreneurship and financial education so that they can achieve economic security and improve their quality of life.

CED Facilitators will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of community leaders, including Economic and Social Development Government offices, women’s groups, teachers, and community-based organizations.

This work may include teaching basic personal money management skills such as budgeting, saving, separating business from personal accounts and other related topics to women’s groups, small business owners, and students. They will also create and support community savings groups which provide savings and lending services to one another.

Additionally, CED Facilitators train youth in entrepreneurship and basic business skills at high schools and technical institutions. This will also include training community high school teachers in planning and facilitating entrepreneurship courses for their students.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These might include (but are not limited to) teaching computer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, developing a school gardening project, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or even organizing community-wide recycling projects.

The Community Economic Development (CED) Program has been working in Peru since 2002. The CED program seeks to enhance the capacity of the most vulnerable populations, especially women and youth in rural communities, to expand their economic opportunities in income generation, entrepreneurship and financial education so that they can achieve economic security and improve their quality of life.

CED Facilitators will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of community leaders, including Economic and Social Development Government offices, women’s groups, teachers, and community-based organizations.

This work may include teaching basic personal money management skills such as budgeting, saving, separating business from personal accounts and other related topics to women’s groups, small business owners, and students. They will also create and support community savings groups which provide savings and lending services to one another.

Additionally, CED Facilitators train youth in entrepreneurship and basic business skills at high schools and technical institutions. This will also include training community high school teachers in planning and facilitating entrepreneurship courses for their students.

There will also be numerous opportunities to participate in secondary activities. These might include (but are not limited to) teaching computer classes, organizing environmental awareness workshops, developing a school gardening project, coaching sports, teaching English classes, or even organizing community-wide recycling projects.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Rachel Hatch
rhatch2@peacecorps.gov

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