Supervisors : Training Manager & Program Manager for Education
Under the supervision of the Education Program Manager and Training Manager the Tec hnical 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 - urba n 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 TEFL Education Instruction 75 %
Trainee Support 25%
Technical TEFL 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 an d 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: practical inst ructions; 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 for advanc ed learners and for Trainees who have learning difficulties
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, assessing and redesigning competencies and training sessions as required
Participate, as needed, in design and delivery of follow up Volunteer in - service trainings (ISTs )
Participate as a team member with other T rainers in the integrated design and implementation of the Community Based Training program (including participati ng in pre - training research)
Ensure that safety and security competencies are incorporated and actively integrated in PST and effectively delivered 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 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 Training Manag er or Program Manager
Education: University degree in English Modern Letters or Bilingual Series for TEFL trainers ; Preferred DIPES II; or Masters in Education or related field Prior
Work Experience: At least 6 years of experience teaching secondary education , and experience teaching English/Anglais to Francophones.
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
Knowledge able 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, sensit ivity 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, Tr ainees, community members and members of government.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and a strong sense of integrity.
A strong knowledge of Peace Corps, its mission, and its approach to development.
Highly organized, analytic al, logistics oriented, and professional with an ability to successfully network on behalf of the Program.
HOW TO APPLY :
To be consider ed 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 Education TEFL Technical Trainer in the subject line, by midnight local time February 14th 2018 .
Apply for Seasonal Education Technical Trainer (TEFL) at Peace Corps Cameroon