2 Entry Level Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator Job Careers – United States Peace Corps

Job Title:    Language and Cross Cultural Facilitator
– Lunyole (2 Job Positions)

United States Peace Corps

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Training

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

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
  • 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


  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Language &
    Cross-Cultural Coordinator and the Training Manager
  • Assists the Training Manager in developing, assessing and
    redesigning competencies and training sessions as required.
  • Evaluates and reports Volunteer/Trainee acquisition of safety and
    security competencies.
  • Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and
    issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and Training Manager.
  • Supports the safety and security systems that are in-place for
    pre-service training, including reinforcing Trainee roles and
    responsibilities related to personal safety and security.
  • Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security
    policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious
    incidents, persons or articles.

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
  • 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.

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 Lunyole” for the LCF
Lunyole Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your

Please submit word

  • 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: 20th May 2019

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