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 %
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 )
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.
HOW TO APPY:
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 .
Apply for Seasonal Model School Principal at Peace Corps Cameroon