Peace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of WorkPosition: Seasonal Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) - (Fifteen openings)Supervisor: Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator (LCC)
POSITION DESCRIPTIONUnder the supervision of the Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator (LCC), the LCF position provideslanguage/ communication instruction as well as cross-culture and other support to Peace Corps Traineesliving in homestay and undergoing Pre-Service Training (PST). Peace Corps uses a community-basedtraining approach in a rural or semi-urban setting to prepare Trainees for their volunteer service. Theposition is seasonal covering the Peace Corps PST timeframe which typically is 4 to 8 months (non-consecutive) and based where Peace Corps training takes place. Candidates should demonstrate theability to work and live in a rural or semi-urban setting with very limited resources. Teaching and cross-cultural skills are required.
The LCF will have the following roles and responsibilities:Language / Communication Instruction 60%Cross Culture and Trainee Support 40%
Language / Communication Instruction:-Implement the formal pre-service language curriculum, facilitating language classes (Frenchand/or Fulfulde) for an average of 4-6 hours per day-Develop lesson plans and support materials for language classes using Peace Corps’ adult learningmethodologies, and adapt lessons according to Trainees’ needs-Collaborate with Technical Trainers and other training staff to integrate all training componentsin language lessons-Orient and support Trainees in the use of various language acquisition methods-Prepare and implement individualized activities for advanced learners and for Trainees who havelearning challenges-Formally evaluate language progress of Trainees including weekly/biweekly individual feedback toTrainees and report to the LCC as required-Maintain files of written lesson plans and handouts for all language programs and submit them tothe LCC when required-Participate in the design and implementation of the competency-based language curriculum-Assist the Training Manager and the Language and Cross-culture Coordinator in developing,assessing and redesigning competencies and training sessions as requiredCross-culture and Trainee Support:-Participate as a team member with other Trainers in the integrated design and implementation ofthe Community Based Training program (including participating in pre-training research andpracticum activities)-Serve as a facilitator, group member, and informant in non-language sessions (i.e. cross-culture /technical / medical / safety)-Assist, when necessary, in debriefing homestay experiences with Trainees, providing thenecessary support and reports to LCC and Homestay CoordinatorPeace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of Work
Ensure that safety and security competencies are incorporated and actively integrated in PST andeffectively delivered to PCTs so that their achievement is properly evaluated and documentedSupport the safety and security systems that are in place for PST, including reinforcing to PCTstheir roles and responsibilities related to their personal safety and securityEvaluate Trainee progress according to the Trainee Assessment Portfolio and provide feedback toTrainees using the Coach Approach methodologyAct as counselor and mentor to Trainees and provide collaborative support to other training staffParticipate in non-language and cross-cultural sessions (i.e. technical/medical/safety sessions) todetermine and reinforce linguistic supportPerform any other duty assigned by LCC or TM
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: University degree in any field, but preferably in Language, Literature, Social Sciences or relatedarea.Prior Work Experience: At least 3 years of language, literature teaching or adult training.Language Proficiency: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and/or AdamawaFulfulde and good knowledge of English. Preference will be given to those with excellent verbal and writtencommunication skills in both French and Fulfulde.Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:-Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision-Work as a team member under high pressure;-Efficiently design and deliver language and cross-culture sessions using Adult Learning Principlesand the Experiential Learning Cycle.-Skill as a trainer, facilitator, and mentor in a cross-cultural setting-Proficiency in use of the internet and with Microsoft programs: Outlook (email), Excel,PowerPoint, Word, etc.-Ability to work successfully within a multi-cultural office.-Strong communication and interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, diplomacy and tactwith staff, Volunteers, Trainees, community members and administrative officials.-Ability to maintain confidentiality and a strong sense of integrity.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong knowledge of Peace Corps, its mission, its approach to developmentand its training methodology. Highly organized, analytical, logistics oriented, and professional with anability to successfully network on behalf of the 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 withSeasonal Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator in the subject line, by midnight local time February 16,2018
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