Training Coordinator: job at Peace Corps
Deadline of this Job:
28 February 2023
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
These are Personal Service Contract (PSC) positions, to be based at Peace Corps ‘office in Oyster Bay,
Dar es Salaam. They are full-time, 40 hours per week positions. The schedule may vary, based on operational requirements and may include evening, holiday and weekend work. The anticipated contract will be for a base period, with up to four option periods, exercisable at the unilateral option of the Peace Corps based on satisfactory performance, continued need for the position, and availability of funds. Preference will be given to personal services candidates who are citizens of Tanzania at the time of application.
The Training Coordinator is under the supervision of the Training Manager and the Director of Programming and Training and is to assist in the overall planning. Implementation, management, and evaluation of the training in language learning, technical skills, and cross-cultural skills program for Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. The Training Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all logistical arrangements for Peace Corps training events, for bolstering integration of Swahili language into all aspects of training, and for overseeing the homestay identification, preparation, and monitoring of PST homestays. The Training Coordinator is expected to be based at the Pre-Service Training (PST) site location for an extended period as required for the position.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
Applicants must address each qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Adult Education, Sociology, Education, and Community Development.
1. English Level IV (fluent) and Swahili Level IV (fluent) in speaking/reading/writing is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both languages required.
1. At least four (4) years of professional experience in planning. Conducting, and evaluating training required, preferably with learners of a second language, adult education, or training.
2. Experience managing complex logistical arrangements and managing activity budgets required.
3. Related work experience with an International organization in Tanzania or the region preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
2. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, teams, deliverables, expectations, and deadlines.
3. Proficient in software programs including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
4. Demonstrated savviness with IT skills needed to support regular use of digital communication and training tools such as Zoom, Teams, Padlet, Mentimeter, etc.
Contract offer is contingent on availability of funds, reference checks, background check, and medical examination, submission of proof of required vaccinations or other medical Information.
All applicants must identify in the application whether or not they have ever served Peace Corps as a Trainee or Volunteer (including Response), or as a staff member (USDH, PSC, or FSN), and if so, to identify the position location, position type, title, and starting and ending dates.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 48
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Procedures for Employment Applicants:
Peace Corps Manual Section 811 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies. If you have ever worked for an Intelligence agency, you are NOT eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.
NOTE: Peace Corps reserves the right to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that is a relative or household member of a current Peace Corps staff member.
Peace Corps reserves the right to not evaluate or to withhold an offer of a personal services contract to an individual that has a history of poor past performance or conduct as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or staff member (USDH, PSC, or FSN)
The individual selected will be required to follow any workplace health and/or safety rules Indicated for their position – including complying with any medical and/or training requirements specified for their position in accordance with public health and/or occupational health or safety policies.
Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity. sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older, except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age in the country of assignment), disability, or genetic information.
The Individual selected may be asked to complete one or more temporary duty assignments at other Peace Corps posts, transfer to another Peace Corps post, or to complete a detail with another USG Agency, a Peace Corps Headquarters office, or with a post other than the post of assignment. As part of an approved detail. The individual may be requested to perform work that may be specifically in line with or may add to the duties stated in the contract.
For Further Information:
The complete position descriptions for all three (3) positions listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by sending an email to TZ-DMD@peacecorps.gov
How to Apply:
Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a cover letter with one-inch margins in Times New Roman font size 12, justifying your qualifications and proven track-record for the position. Also submit a maximum two-page Resume (even if your experience exceeds two pages, summarizing your qualifications). Training Manager Applicants – send both items to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: PC 23-01 Training Manager Last Name. First Name.
Training Coordinator & Communications PR Specialist applicants – send both items to the following email address: email@example.com with the subject line: Reference No. (For example PC 23-02) Position Title. Last Name First Name.
Shortlisted applicants will be convened to sit for a written test.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.