Jobs at U.S Peace Corps-Rwanda (Deadline:March 21,2018)
Language and Cross Culture Facilitators Roster 2018-2019
The Peace Corps is an independent U.S. Government agency that sends American volunteers around the world to aid countries to fulfill their development needs. The three goals of the Peace Corps are:
•To help the people of interested countries in meeting their needs for trained men and women;
•To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of peoples served;
•To help promote a better understanding of other people on the part of Americans.
The Peace Corps currently operates in 65 countries, with over 7,000 American volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Peace Corps originally opened its program in Rwanda in 1974, working for 20 years before closing its offices in 1994. It reopened its program in 2008 and Peace Corps Volunteers are currently working in two sectors (Education and Health). We are seeking an enthusiastic individual who is a team player and self-starter with moral integrity to fill this vacancy.
Under the supervision of the Director of Program and Training (DPT), but with day to day coordination by the Training Manager (TM) and the Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator (LCC), the Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) instructs Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) and Volunteers (PCVs) in Kinyarwanda language. Additionally, LCF advises and teaches PCTs on cross-cultural items and issues. The LCF conducts classes in Kinyarwanda using the techniques, methods, and training materials provided by Peace Corps/Rwanda; assigns lessons, corrects faulty pronunciation, improper tone pattern, and faulty structure by using intensive drills of various kinds; schedules review of subject matter and tests to determine students’ progress; periodically schedules students for tests with the LCC; advises LCC on a regular basis of progress of students and suggests transfer of students to other classes if their progress clearly exceeds other class members or if their slow progress delays the advance of the class. The LCF collaborates with host family members to help PCTs integration and practice Kinyarwanda in the family and in the host community.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criteria detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item:
Bachelor’s Degree (A0) in Education or related field with proven adult teaching experience.
Prior work experience
- At least 1 year experience in positions requiring the application of adult language and cross-cultural instructional skills.
- At least 1 year Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment.
- At least 1 year Experience in designing and adapting appropriate Kinyarwanda teaching and cross culture training materials suitable to learners in a new socio cultural environment.
- Knowledge and experience in second language training methods and systems.
- Excellent knowledge of Kinyarwanda, grammar, idiom, syntax, and pronunciation.
- Excellent knowledge of development and/or Writing lesson plans and teaching materials to support instruction: texts, workbooks, audio and visual aids.
- Good training planning and facilitation skills using adult learning principles and techniques.
- Fluent speaking/reading/writing in Kinyarwanda.
- Fluent in written and spoken English required.
- English written and oral test will be required
The position requires staying at the training site in a remote village for more than 3 months.
Abilities and skills
- Ability to communicate effectively, retain trainee’s interest and motivation, and assist them in developing their language ability rapidly.
- Good interpersonal skills and awareness of cross-cultural issues affecting adult learners in a new environment.
- Demonstrate commitment to the program and ability to communicate effectively and timely as well as the ability to work well in a team.
- Ability to work calmly, tactfully, and effectively under pressure is essential, as well as the ability to maintain strict confidentiality throughout the service.
Please submit in English via email ONLY a letter of motivation, a full C.V, university diploma and names with contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of your professional qualifications and work experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 21, 2018. The title of the position should be clearly marked in the subject line of the email message. The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by emailing Leonard Lengema (email@example.com)
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The roster will be used for PSTs of 2018 and 2019.
The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity agency.