Over a decade ago, in my native Romania, I worked as a language tutor for Peace Corps volunteers. The opportunity of doing service abroad as they did dazzled me. I could not imagine what it takes to manage such a wide network of volunteers working all over the globe.
I could see anthropologists easily fit in the profile of a Peace Corps volunteer. However, if going to the field for two years is not in something you would like to do, there are plenty of opportunities to support Peace Corps by working domestically. Speaking of which, Peace Corps is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (MES). You would be responsible for “providing administrative and technical support and assistance to Region overseas Posts and Region headquarters in the areas of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for programming and training”, assisting with programming and training design, the development of monitoring and evaluation plans and tools, data management and analysis, and program reporting. The deadline is August 26, 2016. For more details, click here.
If you do wish to work abroad, IntraHealth has an opening for a “Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for an upcoming USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) tender in Uganda. The purpose of the RHITES-E project is to increase utilization of health services through the following key result areas: increased availability of and accessibility to health services; improved quality of health service; increased availability of resources for public sector health services; improved organization and management of service delivery and increased adoption of healthy behaviors and practices. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that excels in capturing and reporting project progress in achieving outcomes and results and in program implementation.” More details about this position here.
Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!