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Deepen Impact through Targeted, Coordinated Development Interventions. 7 March 2014. Objectives. Introduce Peace Corps Response Program Prompt informal discussion on further collaboration across the USG in the FSM and Palau. Peace Corps Response (PCR).

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Deepen impact through targeted coordinated development interventions

Deepen Impact through Targeted, Coordinated Development Interventions

7 March 2014


Objectives
Objectives

  • Introduce Peace Corps Response Program

  • Prompt informal discussion on further collaboration across the USG in the FSM and Palau


Peace corps response pcr
Peace Corps Response (PCR)

  • Opportunities for experienced professionals with at least 10 years of experience.

  • Helps to meet critical capacity-building needs per PC’s first goal: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.

  • Assignments range from three months to one year in length.


History
History

  • Started in 1996 as the Crisis Corps due to flooding in the Caribbean

  • Spring 2005: Thailand and Sri Lanka

  • September 2005: Hurricane Katrina

  • September 2007: Name changed to Peace Corps Response

  • June-August 2014: First FSM group of PCR Volunteers commence service


Pcr at a glance
PCR At A Glance

Averages:

  • Application process of approximately 3 months

  • Positions in nearly 50 countries in all PC’s programmatic sectors

  • Over 300 positions last year

  • Over 2,000 PCR Volunteers to date


Pcr volunteers
PCR Volunteers

  • Serve in high-impact project based assignments.

  • Bring a wealth of experience and expertise to projects.

  • Posses cross cultural sensitivity.

  • Meet language and educational requirements needed to excel in an assignment.

  • Respond to humanitarian crisis.

  • In the FSM primarily work in Education, Health and Youth in Development.


Pcr volunteer recruitment for pohnpei
PCR Volunteer Recruitment for Pohnpei

  • NCD Data Management Specialist

  • Education Accreditation Specialists (5)

  • Aid Coordination Specialist


Pcr volunteer recruitment for yap
PCR Volunteer Recruitment for Yap

  • Youth Program Specialist

  • Public Health Physician

  • Data Analyst (Agriculture)

  • Microbiologist

  • Environmental Health Specialist

  • Marine Environment Specialist


Pcr programmatic sectors
PCR Programmatic Sectors

  • Agriculture

  • Community Economic Development

  • Education

  • Environment

  • Health

  • Youth in Development

  • Disaster Preparedness & Response


How to request a pcr volunteer
How to Request a PCR Volunteer

  • Identify a project need

  • Contact the Peace Corps Country Director

  • Collaborate with Peace Corps staff in country to develop a full program description

  • Sign an Memorandum of Understanding outlining responsibilities of the Partner Organization and the PC

  • Position is advertised and best qualified is selected

  • Volunteer departs for country, has one-week orientation at Post, then begins service


Why collaborate with pcr program
Why Collaborate with PCR Program?

  • PCRVs offer USG mechanism for persistent on-the-ground engagement with host country officials and agencies

  • PCRVs build relationships that are beneficial for future development initiatives

  • PCRVs offer ways to assist the FSM and Palau to reach objectives in their strategic development plans

  • PCRVs build on past USG investments


Questions
Questions?

Website: www.peacecorps.gov/response

Email: [email protected]


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