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Seasonal Education Technical Trainer (Science) at Peace Corps Cameroon

Akwajobs   (Cameroon)

Posted : 2 February, 2018
Category : Education   Location : Cameroon
Job type : Full Time

Supervisors : Training Manager &  Program Manager for Education


Under 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 living in homestays undergoing Pre-Service Training (PST). Peace Corps utilizes a community based approach  in a  rural /semi - u rban setting  to train Trainees . The position is  seasonal covering the Peace Corps PST timeframe  which typically is  2 to  4 months (non - consecutive /mostly during long holidays ) and  based where Peace Corps  training takes place. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work and live in a rural /semi - urban setting with  very 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 Peace  Corps 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 technical  lessons
  • Implement the formal pre - service  Technical  curriculum, facilitating technical classes for an average of 4 - 6 hours  per day
  • Deliver technical training, including: pract ical instructions; classroom activities; facilitation of field exercises;  supervision of Trainee Directed Activities (TDAs); assistance to Trainees in preparation of projects; individual  support to Trainees
  • Prepare and implement individualized activities f or advanced learners and for  Trainees who have learning  difficulties
  • Formally evaluate  technical pro gress of Trainees  including  weekly individual feedback to  Trainees
  • Maintain files of written lesson plans and handouts for  all technical programs 
  • Participat e in the design and implementation of the competency - based  technical  curriculum
  • Assist the Training Manager and the  Program Manager/Program & Training Assistant in developing, assessing  and 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 Community B ased Training program (including pa rticipating in pre - training research)
  • Ensure that safety and security competencies are incorporated and actively integrated in PST and effectively  delivered to  trainee s  so that their  achievement is properly evaluated and documented
  • Support the safety and s ecurity systems that are in place for  PST , including reinforcing to  trainee s  their roles and  responsibilities related to their personal safety and security 
  • Evaluate Trainee progress according to the Trainee Assessment Portfolio and provide feedback to Trainees using  the 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
  • Perform any other duty assigned by  Train ing Manager or Program Manager


Education: University degree in  Science.  Preferred DIPES II ; or Masters in Education or related field

Prior Work Experience: At least 6 years of  experience teaching  sciences in the Anglophone sub-system .

Language Proficiency: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in  English

Knowledge, 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;
  • Abilit y 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 confiden tiality and a strong sense of integrity.


  • 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 of  the Program.  


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  Educ ation  Science Technical Trainer in the subject line, by midnight local time February  14th 2018.