February 10, 2002 - US Peace Corps: Peace Corps Country Directors Needed

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Peace Corps Country Directors Needed

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Peace Corps Country Directors Needed*

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Peace Corps Country Directors Needed

Each year the Director of the Peace Corps appoints approximately 25 Country Directors to lead Peace Corps programs overseas. Currently, Peace Corps is receiving applications for Country Director positions available for the summer cycle of 2002. The deadline for receipt is March 1, 2002. The Country Director is the senior Peace Corps official in the country of assignment and is responsible for the overall management and direction of all aspects of the Peace Corps program. We seek senior level professionals possessing at least five years of experience with demonstrated leadership qualities, administrative and management expertise, international development experience, and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

Visit the Peace Corps website http://www.peacecorps.gov to learn more about the Peace Corps and Country Director positions. You may complete the application online or request that an application be sent to you via e-mail or US mail.

Office of Overseas Executive Selection and Support
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20526
Phone: (202) 692-2120
Fax: (202) 692-2101
E-mail: mailto: cdselection@peacecorps.gov

The most common international employment opportunities within the Peace Corps are Country Director (CD) and Associate Director (APCD). Occasionally, Peace Corps recruits MDs or DOs for Area Peace Corps Medical Officers (APCMOs) for the Africa Region.

Vacancy announcements for APCD and APCMO positions are posted on this Web site. Please send one application for each vacancy announcement to which you want to apply.

In addition, Peace Corps contracts with nurse practitioners and physician assistants for two-year commitments overseas as Peace Corps Medical Contractors and individuals with a variety of technical expertise for short term overseas training and assistance contracts. Further instructions and application materials are available on this Web site.

Location Peace Corps divides its overseas posts into three regions: Africa; Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia (EMA); and Inter-America/Pacific (IAP). If you are applying for a position that is not identified with a specific country and only wish to be considered for positions in a particular region(s), please note this on your application.

Time Limits on Employment It is important to understand that Peace Corps employees receive time-limited appointments and that most employees are limited to a maximum of five years (60 months) of employment with the agency.

Language Requirements Some positions require fluency in French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Other languages may be required according to the needs of the post. Applicants will be screened for language proficiency during the interview process.

Clearances Selected candidates receive a conditional employment offer, pending medical clearance and background investigation. The employee and any dependents must be medically cleared before overseas travel is authorized. Likewise a critical-sensitive security clearance for the employee must be granted before travel is authorized overseas. Failure to receive either medical clearance or pass the background investigation normally results in revocation of the offer of employment.

Housing Housing at post is provided by the Peace Corps, or the employee receives a housing allowance. Reasonable relocation expenses to and from the country will be paid by Peace Corps, unless the employee fails to complete the scheduled overseas tour for reasons within his or her control.

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