Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council Member Application
Make A Difference in the Lives of Peace Corps Volunteers!
The Peace Corps is seeking RPCVs–both sexual assault survivors and other former Volunteers–to lend their experience and voice to strengthen Peace Corps’ sexual assault training, response and policies. They are also looking for committed experts from fields related to sexual assault risk-reduction and response programs to join the Sexual Assault Advisory Council.
The Sexual Assault Advisory Council advises the Peace Corps on its Sexual Assault Risk-Reduction and Response Program for Peace Corps Volunteers. Council members bring their technical expertise and experience to enrich the global program. Members review the Agency’s sexual assault response services; Volunteers and Staff training; and related policies; and provide best practices and research findings to Peace Corps leadership and service providers. Peace Corps is looking for law enforcement; mental health and health care providers; attorneys; educators; victim advocates; and other concerned individuals with expertise in the sexual assault field with particular emphasis in working internationally in these areas. They also want returned Volunteers- both sexual assault survivors and other former Volunteers- who would like to lend their experience and voice to strengthen Peace Corps’ sexual assault training, response and policies. Advisory Council Members commit to a two-year term. The council meets at the Peace Corps headquarters twice annually-once in the spring and once in the late summer. In addition to the meetings, engagement of Council members includes participation in scheduled phone calls, review of Peace Corps materials and contributions to an annual report prepared for Peace Corps leadership and Congress.
Sexual Assault Advisory Council 2014 Annual Report (PDF)
Sexual Assault Advisory Council Charter (PDF)
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, the below application form, and contact information for three references to the Sexual Assault Advisory Council email, firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 5.