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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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