Supervisor: Program Manager for Education & Training ManagerPeace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of Work
POSITION DESCRIPTIONUnder the supervision of the Education Program Manager the Principal will design, facilitate, monitor andevaluate model school for newer Peace Corps Trainees in Cameroon living in homestays undergoing Pre-ServiceTraining (PST). Peace Corps utilizes a community based approach in a rural/semi-urban setting to train Trainees.The position is seasonal covering the Peace Corps PST timeframe which typically is 2 to 5 months (non-consecutive/mostly during long holidays) and based where Peace Corps training takes place. Candidates shoulddemonstrate the ability to work and live in a rural/semi-rural setting with very limited resources. Teaching andcross-cultural skills are required.The Model School Principal will have the following roles and responsibilities:Model School 80%Trainee Support 20%Model School:-Lead Roles- Set up, organize, and run a six-week Model School which serves as practicum for Trainees training to beteaching in Cameroonian schools.- Do marketing of the Model School to recruit students and teachers- Prepare invitations for the opening and the closing of Model School.- Prepare students lists.- Set up attendance sheets for students and teachers.- Organize and supervise prizes for the best Model School students.- Write a final administrative and financial report of Model School-Support Roles (Supporting Model School Vice Principals)- Participate in the registration of students and management of Model School funds in line with guidingprinciples in place.- Prepare pedagogic documents such as Report cards, mark sheets, master sheets, roll call lists, log books,scheme of work forms- Participate in technical sessions to share teaching experience- Facilitate technical sessions directly related to Model School-Conduct Pre-training Research to prepare task analyses, identify resources, and clarify training goals with PeaceCorps staff-Collaborate with Language Trainers and other training staff to integrate all training components in technicallessons-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 language 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 PCTs so that their achievement is properly evaluated and documented|
Peace Corps CameroonPersonal Service Contract Statement of WorkSupport the safety and security systems that are in place for PST, including reinforcing to PCTs their roles andresponsibilities related to their personal safety and securityEvaluate Trainee progress according to the Trainee Assessment Portfolio and provide feedback to Trainees usingthe Coach Approach methodologyProvide guidance to Trainees and other training staffParticipate in non-technical sessions (i.e. technical/medical/safety sessions) to reinforce and provide supportPerform any other duty assigned by PM or TM
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation: University degreePrior Work Experience: At least 6 years of experience teaching secondary education AND at least 2 years ofexperience in school administration as Principal or Vice Principal in Cameroon.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,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 EducationModel School Principal in the subject line, by midnight local time February 14th 2018.
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