US Peace Corps Careers – Education Specialist

Organisation:   Peace
Corps (PC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About PC:
Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which
brings American volunteer development workers to assist Uganda in capacity
building and technical assistance activities in Health, Education and Community
Economic Development. There are about 160 Volunteers assigned to non-government
organizations, government entities, clinics, colleges and schools. Peace Corps
also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans. 
All positions require excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native
ability in spoken and written in at least one widely spoken Ugandan
language.  The positions require extensive travel.  

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more details.
The Education Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government
colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity
building in Education.

Job Summary: The Education
Specialist will be at providing assistance and support to an education
programming and training team to support primary school pre-service and
in-service teacher training and other related education efforts as part of a
national-level technical effort by  Peace Corps.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates with Education team regarding
    development and  management of Peace Corps’s education activities. 
  • Compile program reports for PC/Uganda,
    USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s
    contributions to education in Uganda.
  • Assist to develop over 40 Volunteer work
    sites with colleges and schools throughout Uganda and provide technical
    resource information and technical training and coaching to Volunteers and
    their counterparts, including monitoring their work.
  • Supports Volunteers to be prepared through
    training activities before and during service.
  • Co-develops an Education Project Advisory
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor of
    Science in Education; 
  • Experience of at least three years
    teaching experience at the primary school level and three years as a
    Registered Tutor of the Ugandan MOES.   
  • One year experience in a relevant
    non-profit organizations or private businesses.
Personal Competencies: Ability
to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time
management skills; Willingness to take the initiative; Teamwork skills, strong
service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong
interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All applications should be sent electronically.
Please attach a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and
contact information for three references to: Also,
please clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the
cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location:
“Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  All submitted documents become the
property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be
contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If
called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from
your area Local Council (LC1). 
Deadline:   21st
August, 2013
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