Archive - April 14, 2020

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EPCVs–The Government Wants You: Hiring Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
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After COVID-19 evacuations, volunteers fear for future of Peace Corps

EPCVs–The Government Wants You: Hiring Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

  ERPCVs! — USAID opportunities US Agency for International Development (USAID) Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM) has released a batch announcement for positions specifically for RPCVs to use their non-competitive eligibility. Please share far and wide among your networks! Exclusive Advertisement for Peace Corps Eligibles Great opportunities for those evacuated Volunteers to consider. International Cooperation Specialist (GS-0136-13) As an International Cooperation Specialist, you are the key communication link and liaison between the headquarters Bureaus and the Mission(s) in areas such as strategic planning and budget preparation, and program reviews. You will represent your selected Bureau’s interests to senior-level and other host-government officials, as well as representatives of local private sector and non-government organization (NGO) entities. Democracy Specialist (GS-0301-13) As a Democracy Specialist, you will serve as a technical expert on democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG); provide technical DRG advice and support to Missions overseas; formulate policy and programming guidance . . .

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After COVID-19 evacuations, volunteers fear for future of Peace Corps

By Amy Lieberman // 14 April 2020 Pedro Razo, one of the thousands of Peace Corps volunteers who were called back to the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by: Jose M. Osorio / Abaca Press via ReutersNEW YORK — One month after COVID-19 prompted the Peace Corps to temporarily halt operations, former and prospective volunteers are wondering how the organization can regain its footing. Funding challenges could continue to complicate a return to normal, even once international travel and nonessential work resume, they said. “A lot of us, when we saw the news of the worldwide evacuation, we immediately worried about the long-term survival of the Peace Corps. Peace Corps is one of those programs of soft diplomacy, based on partnership and the belief that development rises the tide and that rising tide helps communities empower themselves,” said Greg Emerson, a member of the New York City Peace Corps Association board and a former volunteer . . .

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