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"Challenging, yet fulfilling if you keep an open mind about the experience"

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Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
Former Employee - Community Health Advisor in Lilongwe (Malawi)
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Comprehensive and thorough training of the culture and language of your host country post
- Access to a vault of technical tools to assist you in your work
- Minimal supervision to allow independence for work

Cons

- Bureaucracy of protocols when applying for grants to fund projects
- Lack of consistent monitoring for the well-being of the volunteer
- Imperfect ability to match the skill set of the volunteer with the needs of the community

Advice to Management

More competent trainings for the local staff to work efficiently with Peace Corps protocols

Other Employee Reviews for Peace Corps

  1. "A life-changing but challenging experience that I will never regret"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Former Employee - Peace Corps Volunteer in Windhoek (Namibia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel the world
    Experience new cultures
    Make a positive difference in others' lives
    Incredible camaraderie

    Cons

    Very challenging experience
    You will likely be placed in a community where your mission is not support, appreciated, or is impossible
    You will get sick
    High level of bureaucracy, many times you will consider the management incompetent or uninformed


  2. "Community and Business Development Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor in Gyumri (Armenia)
    Former Employee - Community and Business Development Advisor in Gyumri (Armenia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Peace Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning a new language, immersing yourself in a new culture. It's great program/ project management experience.

    Cons

    It is not a structured job, that is half the battle and it's up to you to make up projects and work together with your counterparts to create projects and make the most out of your Peace Corps service.


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