Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator (LCF) Jobs – United States Peace Corps

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 Scott H. DeLisi 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: 
Area of Expertise:
  • Design lesson plans
    and deliver them to the Peace Corps Trainees, using appropriate techniques
    and methodology
  • Prepare at least 10
    session designs during TOT, which are ready to be delivered in the initial
    weeks of PST
  • Conduct language
    classes in the Ugandan Language of expertise
  • Make daily Trainee
    assessments and adjust lesson plans according to the learning needs of
    Trainees
  • Actively 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 arises
Cross-Cultural Informant 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
  • The incumbent will be
    using their expertise in language teaching to impart cultural knowledge to
    Trainees during formal sessions
  • Works closely with
    homestay families in fulfilling the Trainer role for the Trainee
  • Serve as a link between
    the trainee and homestay family in clarifying any training related issues
    that may arise
  • Perform daily
    check-ins for the Trainee to gauge their adjustment process
  • Equip the Trainees
    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 Trainees’ lives
Training Design/Implementation:
  • Actively participate
    in designing an integrated Pre-Service Training Program
  • Integrate technical
    training through close collaboration and guidance from Program Specialist
Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain file of
    written lesson plans, handouts and other language supplementary materials
    for PST and IST
  • Send weekly reports to
    the Language & Cross-Cultural Coordinator detailing the progress of
    each Trainee, what has been covered, what needs improvement and the
    following week’s plans
  • Routinely inform the
    Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator periodically about the learning
    progress of each Trainee and on matters related to the Trainee’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 candidates
    for the US Peace Corps Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator job
    should hold Diplomas in the area of specialization
  • Past experience in
    teaching a local Ugandan language preferably to Peace Corps Trainees.
  • Significant experience
    in teaching and analyzing a Ugandan language.
  • Past experience in
    adult education training and community development
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, counseling and cross-cultural  skills
  • Good judgment and
    problem solving ability
  • 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)
Language Proficiency: Level IV English ability.
Excellent communication skills in English and at least one Ugandan language
How to Apply:
All Applicants should send their electronic applications clearly
indicating their names and the position applied for in the subject line of the
cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF
Lusamia” for the LCF Lusamia Position. Do not write any other words in the
subject line of your mail.
Please submit word formatted
  • Letter of interest / cover letter (3 pages
    max)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae with names and
    contact addresses of three professional referees. 
Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not
be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If
invited for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from
your Local Council (LC1) and your academic credentials.
Submit Application to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov
Deadline: 9th March, 2018 by 4:45 pm
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