Assistant Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator at Peace Corps Namibia
Vacancy for a temporary Pre-Service Assistant Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (Closing Date: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 12:30pm)
OPEN TO: Namibian Citizens
POSITION: Assistant Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (1)
CLOSING DATE: 17 April 2023
Peace Corps, Namibia is seeking individuals to support requirements of language and cross-culture planning, presentations, and community integration during Pre-Service Training (PST) for an estimated contract period 5 months beginning on June 04, 2023 and ending December 08, 2023 for a total of an estimated 90 working days.
Peace Corps, Namibia is a U.S. Government Agency assisting Namibia in meeting its need for a trained and qualified work force in the education, community enterprise development, and health fields.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties of the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
- Language Instruction Assess general language proficiency of Invitees, Trainees, Volunteers. Assesses ability to effectively use language to perform specific Volunteer tasks. Shares ongoing assessment results with Trainees, Volunteers, and staff.
- Language Training Administration Works alongside the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator to motivate Volunteers with respect to on-going language learning
- Site and Volunteer Management Assess language learning needs and assess readiness to perform linguistically in his/her proposed Volunteer assignment.
- Acts as backup to the Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator (LCC) and other staff, as required
- Participate in required training.
- Other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Education: Completion of grade 12 certificate with 3 years or more informal/formal teaching experience/ Diploma in a field related to Teaching, Adult Education/Training. University degree preferred.
Prior Work Experience:
- At least three years of progressively responsible experience in relevant fields (teaching, adult education/training, interpretation/translation, etc.) is required.
- Strong experience (preferably three years or more) working closely with or supporting international students, volunteers, interns or others from a different culture, or significant experience working and living in a multicultural environment. Experience as a trainer and/or in the development of training programs is preferred.
- Experience in grassroots community development is highly desired.
- Fluency in both spoken and written English required.
- Proficiency in one of more of Namibia’s local languages is desirable.
Skills and Abilities:
- Language teaching and curriculum development, delivery, and assessment.
- Experience with an American organization and/or culture desirable. Must also have a good knowledge of or interest in American culture and issues of cross-cultural differences.
- In depth knowledge of rural Namibia and the Namibian education system are a plus.
- Good computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook) are required.
- Enthusiasm and aptitude to learn new IT platforms (Learning Space) for creating virtual language training modules.
- Counseling and networking skills are highly desirable.
- Good conflict resolution skills in a cross-cultural setting are desirable.
- A sound knowledge of community development issues and problems is necessary in order to develop appropriate language activities.
- Knowledge of participatory approaches to community development.
- Understanding of the traditional and modern dynamics of Namibian society.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter, detailed CV, and certified copies of qualifications to the following:
Attn: Human Resources Specialist. Deadline for submission: Monday 17 April 2023.17:00pmt
The U.S. Government is An Equal Opportunity Employer
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