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Seasonal Model School Principal at Peace Corps Cameroon

Akwajobs   (Cameroon)

Posted : 2 February, 2018
Category : Education   Location : Cameroon
Job type : Full Time
  • Position: Seasonal  Model School Principal 
  • Supervisor: Program Manager for Education & Training Manager


Under the supervision of the  Education Program Manager the Principal  will  design, facilitate, mo nitor and  evaluate model school for newer Peace Corps  Trainees in Cameroon  living in homestay s undergoing Pre - Service  Training (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 should  demonstrate the ability to work and live in a rural /semi - rural setting with  very limited resources . Teaching and  cross - cultural skills are required.

The  Model School Principal  will have the following roles and responsibilities: 

  • Model School 80%
  • Trainee Support 2 0 %                                                          

Model School:

  • Lead Roles
    • Set  up,  organize,  and run  a  six - week  Model  School  which  serves  as  practicum  for  Trainees training  to  be  teaching in Cameroonian schools.
    • Do marketing of t he  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 stude nts.
    • 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  guiding  principles 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 Peace  Corps staff 
  • Collaborate with Language Trainers and other training staff to integrate all training components in technical  lessons 
  • Formally evaluate  te chnical 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, 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 B ased Training program (including participating in pre - training research)
  • Ensure that safety and security competencies are inc orporated and actively integrated in PST and effectively  delivered to PCTs so that their  achievement is properly evaluated and documented
  • Support the safety and security systems that are in place for  PST , including reinforcing to PCTs their roles and  respo nsibilities 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 guidance to  Trainees and other training staff
  • Participate in non - technical sessions (i.e. technical/medical/safety sessions) to reinforce  and provide  support
  • Perform any other duty assigned by  PM or TM


  • Education: University  degree
  • Prior  Work  Experience: At  least  6 years  of experience  teaching  secondary  education AND  at  least  2  years  of  experience in school administration as Principal or Vice Principal in Cameroon .
  • 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, facil itator, 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 manageme nt skills, diplomacy and tact with staff,  Trainees , 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, analytical, 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 cove r letter, a resume,  salary history ,  and  at  least  three  references to  PROCUREMENTCAMEROON@cm.peacecorps.gov with  Seasonal  Education  Model School Principal in the subject line, by midnight local ti me February  14th 201 8 .