October 26, 2001 - CHP Assists Peace Corps recruit for New Country Directors

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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, October 26, 2001 - 7:59 pm: Edit Post

Following is an email which was forwarded to us which originally came from CHP International which is assisting Peace Corps to recruit for the 20 Country Director positions which are open:

October 2, 2001

Dear Colleague:

CHP International, Inc. (CHP) has been asked by the Peace Corps to help recruit some 20 new country directors, some of whom will begin work as early January, 2002. The Peace Corps usually conducts its search for country director candidates using its own data bases, contacts, personnel, and other resources. Peace Corps management decided to enlist our help at this time because its own traditional sources (returned Peace Corps Volunteers and former staff) and have not produced the number of qualified candidates needed.

By October 31, we will submit to the Peace Corps the names and resumes of 25 candidates who are qualified and who have given CHP permission to do so. Accordingly, IF YOU MEET THE SELECTION CRITERIA PUBLISHED BELOW AND YOU ARE A U.S. CITIZEN, please send us immediately (to: PCCD@chpinternational.com) a current resume and your authorization to forward your resume to the Peace Corps. We will submit your resume to the Peace Corps if, in the judgment of CHP, you are among the first 25 qualified candidates we identify. If you are among the candidates submitted to the Peace Corps, we will notify you and a Peace Corps staff member will then contact you regarding the next steps in the selection process. Please remember that CHP will not review or submit the credentials of anyone from whom we have not received authorization. Whether or not you wish to be considered, we would be grateful if you would pass this information along to any of your colleagues who you think are qualified and might wish to submit their credentials to us. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!


James B. Kelly, Associate Director

CHP International, Inc.

1040 North Blvd., Suite 220

Oak Park, IL 60301

708/848-9650 or 800/449-2614 [domestic only]

Fax: 708/848-3191

jkelly@chpinternational.com; www.chpinternational.com

By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, October 26, 2001 - 8:02 pm: Edit Post

Here is some additional information about CHP from their web site at:

CHP International

CHP International opened its doors conducting in-country and third-country training projects for the Peace Corps. Over the years, we have provided over 10,000 Peace Corps volunteers with pre-service and in-service training including intensive language instruction, cross-cultural adaptation training, area studies and technical training in dozens of disciplines from adult non-formal education and literacy to watershed management and small enterprise development. IN-COUNTRY AND THIRD-COUNTRY TRAINING PROJECTS FOR THE PEACE CORPS

In all of the contracts listed further below, CHP provides or provided pre-service and in service training to trainees about to become Peace Corps Volunteers. Pre-service training consists of intensive language instruction, a core curriculum consisting of cross-cultural adaptation training, area studies and development of the skills needed by effective development work practitioners, and technical training. Following is a list of many of the technical skills for which CHP has provided training:

Teacher Training, Vocational Education and Youth Polytechnic Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Agricultural University Education, Community Services, Special Education, Literacy Education, English as a Foreign Language, Elementary Education, Secondary Education ESL, Math, Science; Adult Education and Literacy;

Environmental Education, Wood Stoves, Forestry, Soil and Natural Resources Conservation, Appropriate Technology, Hillside Farming and Irrigation, Watershed Management, Agroforestry, Reforestation and Forestry Extension, National Parks Extension, Wildlands Development, Biological Inventory;

Integrated Rural Development, Community Development, Small Town Development, Housing, Farm Management, Gardening and Nutrition, Agricultural/Crops Extension, Crop Improvement and Diversification, Improved Grain Seed, Vegetable Production, Nutrition Promotion and Extension, Livestock Development, Grain Production/Storage, Fish Farming Development, Beekeeping;

Small Enterprise Development, Credit Cooperative Development, Agribusiness Promotion, Women in Development/Business Management, Coop Extension, 4-H Clubs;

Child Survival, Early Childhood Development, Youth Development, Rural Nursing, Home Economics, Health, Health Education, Mental Health, Shelter Promotion, Community Rehabilitation, Environmental Sanitation, Water and Sanitation.


Cameroon In-Country and Third-Country Training. Since 1991, CHP has trained some 900 Volunteers preparing for service in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Chad.

Senegal In-Country and Third-Country Training. Since 1991, CHP has provided training for approximately 1,000 Volunteers preparing for service in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire and Guinea. Peace Corps 1111 20th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20526 Contact: Program & Training Officer Phone: (202) 692-2313

Paraguay In-Country Training. Since 1978, CHP has trained roughly 1,700 Volunteers.

Honduras In-Country and Third Country Training. CHP conducts training for Volunteers preparing for service in Honduras and (formerly) in Nicaragua. CHP was prime contractor, later worked as a subcontractor, and in September 1999 resumed work as the sole contractor. CHP has trained approximately 600 Volunteers in Honduras since 1990. Peace Corps 1111 20th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20526 Contact: Training Officer Phone: (202) 692-2505


Kenya and Uganda In-Country Training. Since 1984, CHP has trained some 1,500 Volunteers preparing for service in these two countries.

Costa Rica In-Country and Third-Country Training. From 1975 to 1996, CHP trained approximately 1,800 Volunteers.

El Salvador Third-Country Training. In 1994 and 1995, CHP trained some 100 Volunteers at a training center in Guatemala for Volunteers preparing for service in El Salvador.

El Salvador In-Country Training. From 1978 through 1981 CHP trained approximately 150 Volunteers.

Guatemala In-Country and Third Country (Equatorial Guinea) Training. From 1978 through 1981 and 1990 to 1995, CHP trained approximately 860 Volunteers.

Belize In-Country Training. CHP trained approximately 100 people in 1985.

Jamaica and Honduras. CHP conducted a six-week integrated Core Curriculum and beekeeping skills program in Costa Rica for Volunteers assigned to Jamaica and Honduras. This was a pilot test of a beekeeping skills training manual which was also produced under this contract.

Jamaica and Eastern Caribbean In-Country and Third-Country Training.

Haiti In-Country Training. CHP trained some 75 Volunteers from 1986 to 1987.

Brazil In-Country Training. CHP trained approximately 100 Volunteers from 1978 to 1979.

Liberia In-Country Training. CHP trained some 250 Volunteers in 1989 and 1990.

Senegal, Mauritania, Zaire In-Country Training

Stateside Training Projects For The Peace Corps. CHP has conducted U.S. based technical training programs to prepare approximately 500 Peace Corps Volunteers for service in some 20 different countries.

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