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Overview:

This establishes an OPEN AND 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).

Roles/Responsibilities: 

A successful candidate must be able to effectively communicate and interact with others, to include: local staff and community members from the assigned country, host country government officials at very senior levels, the U.S. Embassy, Peace Corps headquarters, and with other relevant stakeholders.

The Country Director performs the following major duties:

  • 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.
  • Represents Peace Corps at executive levels with host country government officials, U.S. embassy officials, senior Peace Corps officials, and other external stakeholders and represents at a local level with community leadership and community members.
  • 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 host-country 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.
  • Establishes criteria and oversees program management elements affecting Volunteer personal safety and security, site identification and monitoring, cultural sensitivity for host country people and culture, and other issues affecting Volunteers’ successful service and Peace Corps’ reputation.
  • In coordination with the Office of Health Services, oversees a comprehensive medical care program that supports Volunteers with their health care needs.
  • Provides expert leadership and management over institutional policies and procedures to ensure Volunteer safety and security. This encompasses, but is not limited to, promoting Volunteers’ training and ability to assess and ensure their personal safety; responding to natural or man-made disasters; mitigating the potential threat of political unrest; and supporting the agency’s response to Volunteer victims of crime, such as physical and sexual assault, theft, among others.
  • Promotes intercultural competence among staff and Volunteers; ensures program’s policies and procedures promote diversity, inclusion and belonging; develops a cohesive organization that promotes respect and dignity towards others.
  • Supervises Post’s senior staff and oversees the administrative and human resource functions.
  • Adheres to U.S. federal laws, Peace Corps policies, and local labor laws pertaining to employee hiring, training, treatment, and disciplinary actions.
  • Promotes a collaborative and positive work environment that values employee contributions.

Qualifications:

Please read this announcement in its entirety prior to submitting your application.

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. For additional information, see www.sss.gov.
  • You must complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • You must go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired originalor certified copies.
  • You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.
  • Prior to employment, and in compliance with statutes 5 USC 3322 and 22 USC 2507b, Peace Corps will conduct a check of Peace Corps records for both Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former Peace Corps employees.
  • All new employees are required to certify and submit a state of understanding acknowledging adherence to the Peace Corps condition of employment prior to day 1 of employment with the Peace Corps
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Clearance.
  • This position requires you to obtain and maintain a Medical Clearance.
  • 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.
  • This position requires the filing of a Financial Disclosure report.
  • This is not a bargaining unit position.
  • The incumbent in this position serves at the discretion of the Peace Corps Director.
  • Worldwide Availability for Post assignment is required.
  • Travel within and outside the country of assignment is required.
  • The initial appointment to this position cannot exceed five years.

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