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Seasonal Education Technical Trainer (TEFL) 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  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 )

Trainee Support 

  • 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.  


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 .