Supervisors: Training Manager & Program Manager for EducationPeace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of Work
POSITION DESCRIPTIONUnder the supervision of the Training Manager and Education Program Manager the Technical Trainer designs,facilitates, monitors, and evaluates technical training for education Peace Corps Volunteers in Cameroon livingin homestays undergoing Pre-Service Training (PST). Peace Corps utilizes a community based approach in arural/semi-urban setting to train Trainees. The position is seasonal covering the Peace Corps PST timeframewhich typically is 2 to 4 months (non-consecutive/mostly during long holidays) and based where Peace Corpstraining takes place. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work and live in a rural/semi-urban setting withvery limited resources. Teaching and cross-cultural skills are required.The Technical Trainer will have the following roles and responsibilities:Technical Science Education Instruction 75%Trainee Support 25%Technical Science Education Instruction:-Conduct Pre-training Research to prepare task analyses, identify resources, and clarify training goals with PeaceCorps staff-Develop lesson plans and support materials for technical classes using Peace Corps’ adult learning methodologies,and adapt lessons according to Trainees’ needs-Collaborate with Language Trainers and other training staff to integrate all training components in technicallessons-Implement the formal pre-service Technical curriculum, facilitating technical classes for an average of 4-6 hoursper day-Deliver technical training, including: practical instructions; classroom activities; facilitation of field exercises;supervision of Trainee Directed Activities (TDAs); assistance to Trainees in preparation of projects; individualsupport to Trainees-Prepare and implement individualized activities for advanced learners and for Trainees who have learningdifficulties-Formally evaluate technical progress of Trainees including weekly individual feedback to Trainees-Maintain files of written lesson plans and handouts for all technical programs-Participate in the design and implementation of the competency-based technical curriculum-Assist the Training Manager and the Program Manager/Program & Training Assistant in developing, assessingand redesigning competencies and training sessions as required-Participate, as needed, in design and delivery of follow up Volunteer in-service trainings (ISTs )Trainee Support-Participate as a team member with other Trainers in the integrated design and implementation of the CommunityBased Training program (including participating in pre-training research)-Ensure that safety and security competencies are incorporated and actively integrated in PST and effectivelydelivered to trainees so that their achievement is properly evaluated and documented-Support the safety and security systems that are in place for PST, including reinforcing to trainees their roles andresponsibilities related to their personal safety and security-Evaluate Trainee progress according to the Trainee Assessment Portfolio and provide feedback to Trainees usingthe Coach Approach methodology-Provide support/guidance to Trainees and other training staff-Participate in non-technical sessions (i.e. language/medical/safety sessions) to reinforce and provide support|
Peace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of WorkPerform any other duty assigned by Training Manager or Program Manager
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: University degree in Science. Preferred DIPES II; or Masters in Education or related fieldPrior Work Experience: At least 6 years of experience teaching sciences in the Anglophone sub-system.Language Proficiency: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in EnglishKnowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:-Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision-Work as a team member under high pressure;-Efficiently design and deliver sessions using Adult Learning Principles and the Experiential Learning Cycle.-Skill as a trainer, facilitator, and mentor in a cross-cultural setting-Knowledgeable on differences between teacher centered and student-centered teaching approaches;-Proficiency in use of the internet and with Microsoft programs: Outlook (email), Excel, PowerPoint, Word,etc.-Experience working in cross-cultural settings, sensitivity and familiarity with diversity of American and
Cameroonian cultures;Ability to work successfully within a multi-cultural office.Strong communication and interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, diplomacy and tact with staff,Volunteers, Trainees, community members and members of government.Ability to maintain confidentiality and a strong sense of integrity.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong knowledge of Peace Corps, its mission, and its approach to development.Highly organized, analytical, logistics oriented, and professional with an ability to successfully network on behalf ofthe Program.
HOW TO APPY:To be considered as a candidate for this position, it is required that you submit a cover letter, a resume, salary history,and at least three references to PROCUREMENTCAMEROON@cm.peacecorps.gov with Seasonal EducationScience Technical Trainer in the subject line, by midnight local time February 14 th 2017.
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