PEACE CORPS – MOROCCO
POSITION: Language and Cross Culture/Pre-service Training Coordinator
DUTY STATION: Rabat , Morocco
DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY: February 2009
SALARY LEVEL: Salary starting from 112,748 MAD plus benefits
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: COB January 23, 2009
The United States Peace Corps is seeking two individuals as Language and Cross Culture Coordinator who will also serve as on-site Training Coordinator for a 9 week ‘Pre-service training' (PST) conducted twice a year. Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Language and Cross Culture Coordinator will provide for the overall planning, implementation, management and evaluation of language and cross cultural skills training and acquisition by Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers . _______________________________________________________________________________________
Identifies, compiles, adapts and/or creates Moroccan language teaching/learning materials for Moroccan Arabic and Berber dialects (Tamazight and Tashelheit) for training of American Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) working in the areas of Environmental Education, Youth Development, Small Business Development and Community Health Education.
Identifies, compiles, and/or develops Moroccan cross cultural materials for use by Trainees during PST and by PCVs in the field.
Trains, supports and oversees a team of 5-7 PST Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitators (LCF) who provide direct training to Trainees.
Under the direction of the Training Manager, plans and conducts a thorough and extensive Training of Trainers ( TOT ) prior to each PST for all LCFs.
With LCFs, develops a PST language and cross culture training schedule and curriculum, including defining learning objectives and developing a plan for session designs, activities, and assignments that incorporate appropriate adult learning methods and techniques that support differentiated learning styles and abilities.
Evaluates Trainees' language acquisition; helps new PCVs identify their individual learning needs; and, provides support in locating and training on-site language tutors for PCVs at their assigned sites.
As PST Training Coordinator, participates in initial planning of an 8-9 week PST training program, occurring 2 times per year; is responsible for all pre-training site preparations and organization; and, serves for the duration of each PST as the on-site manager, coordinator, facilitator and monitor.
Coordinates with a Homestay Coordinator (HC) to plan for and oversee Trainees' PST homestay experiences at community-based training sites.
Works with Program and Training Officer, Training Manager, Administrative Officer and other involved staff to compile all budget and logistical support considerations for each PST; procures and manages all training equipment, materials and supplies; and coordinates all PST on-site logistics.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND PROVEN EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING :
University degree or equivalent in relevant field (Linguistics, English).
Strong language ability in English. Fluent in French, Arabic and at least one Berber Dialect (Tamazight or Tashelheit).
Excellent knowledge and understanding of Moroccan history and culture, including it's particularities and diversity.
Excellent organizational, administrative, managerial and interpersonal skills.
Proficient using computers and MS Office tools (Word, Excel and Power Point).
Exceptional familiarity with Americans and American culture and values a plus.
Ability to travel in Morocco and live away from home at a designated training site for 8-9 weeks every 6 months.
Moroccan Citizenship Required