2 United States Peace Corps Jobs – Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator – Kupsabiny

Organisation:
United States Peace Corps
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Training
Manager
About Peace Corps:
The Peace Corps is
an agency of the United States Government, which sends American Volunteer
development workers to assist in capacity building and technical assistance
activities in over 70 countries worldwide.  The United States has enjoyed
diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Deborah R
Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed
of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the
Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices
operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Peace Corps 
Job Summary:  The Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator
(LCF) is responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating language and
intercultural training at Pre-Service, In-Service and other required
opportunities for Peace Corps/Uganda. Working hand in hand with the Language
& Cross-Cultural Coordinator, the LCF is expected to offer ongoing language
and intercultural support to new Volunteers by carrying out interest survey
(needs assessment) of each Volunteers so as to come out with strategies to
address them in subsequent trainings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design lesson plans and deliver them to
    the Peace Corps Trainees/Volunteers, using appropriate techniques and
    methodology;
  • Prepare session designs in advance,
    which are ready to be delivered during training period;
  • Conduct language classes in the Ugandan
    language of expertise (Kupsabiny);
  • Make daily Volunteer assessments and
    adjust lesson plans according to the learning needs of Volunteers;
  • Participate in Pre-Service Training
    Research for collection of teaching materials relevant for language,
    technical and Cross-Cultural training;
  • Tutor learners with special needs as,
    and when, such needs arise.
Intercultural
Informant and Guide
  • Using your knowledge as a Ugandan, act
    as a guide in teaching about Ugandan cultures, with specific emphasis on
    the uniqueness of your cultural grouping;
  • Use your expertise in language teaching
    to impart cultural knowledge to Trainees during formal sessions;
  • Work closely with homestay families in
    fulfilling the Trainer role for the Trainees;
  • Act as a link between the Trainees and
    homestay families in clarifying any training related issues that may
    arise;
  • Perform daily check-ins for the Trainees
    to gauge their adjustment process;
  • Equip Trainees/Volunteers with skills to
    take care of their own safety and security by helping them learn the
    appropriate language, understand the local customs and cultural practices
    and dynamics of the political and social set up of the communities that may
    impact on Volunteers’ lives.
Training
Design/implementation
  • Participate in designing an integrated
    Pre-Service Training Program;
  • Integrate technical training through
    close collaboration and guidance from Program Managers and Specialists.
Documentation and
Reporting
  • Maintain file of written lesson plans,
    handouts, and other language supplementary materials used during training;
  • Submit weekly reports to the Language
    & Cross-Cultural Coordinator detailing the progress of each Volunteer,
    what has been covered, what needs improvement, and the following week’s
    plans;
  • Inform the Language & Cross-Cultural
    Coordinator periodically about the learning progress of each Volunteer,
    and on matters related to the Volunteer’s general suitability for service.
Team Member
  • Participate in team building activities
    designed to develop team spirit and responsibility;
  • Attend meetings as scheduled;
  • Share individual talents and expertise
    with colleagues.
Other
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator and the Training
    Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the US Peace
    Corps Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator must hold a Diploma in the
    area of specialization
  • Experience in teaching a local Ugandan
    language to Peace Corps Trainees
  • Experience in teaching and analyzing a
    Ugandan language
  • Experience in adult education training
    and community development
  • Good interpersonal, counseling and
    intercultural skills
  • Excellent communication skills in
    English and at least one Ugandan language
  • Good judgment and problem solver
  • Management and supervision experience
    and / or aptitude
  • Money and resources management
    experience and /or aptitude
  • Willingness to live away from home in a
    training location for the duration of the training (in a rented house or
    Guest House)
  • Willingness to be on call all days of
    training including Sundays and put in extra time past language training to
    serve as Coordinator of the local Training Satellite.
  • Applicants must be legally able to work
    in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should submit only MS Word formatted documents to include: a letter of interest
(1 page), resume (3 pages maximum), names and contact information for three
references to
ug-applications@peacecorps.gov
Clearly indicate
your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email
as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF Kupsabiny”
for the Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator – Kupsabiny Position. Do not
write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents
become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.
NB: You will be
contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you
will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1)
as well as your academic credentials.
Deadline: 14th August 2019
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