Peace Corps Zambia
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Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator

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Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Language and Cross Culture Coordinator, this is a fixed short term contract over a two year period (Base + 3 options) September - December 2018; March – May 2019; August – November 2019 and March – May 2020.

Basic Function

  • The Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator (LCC) will supervise the Peace Corps Pre-Service Training (PST)
  • language training program in one training site. The incumbent will also assist in training the language instructors in the methodology and procedures of Peace Corps Zambia’s (PCZ) Language and Cross Culture Training Program.
  • The LCC participates in the scheduling of language and cross culture sessions in collaboration with PST senior staff to assign classes to language instructors and evaluates LCFs’ final performance.
  • The LCC oversees the Language
  • Proficiency Interviews (LPI) and completing Trainee Assessment Profiles throughout PST in addition to overseeing
  • the homestay program at one site.

Major Duties And Responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • In collaboration with the PCZ full-time LCC, assist in training the newly hired Language and Cross-culture Facilitators, and co-facilitate the Language Training of Trainers (LTOT) sessions to refresh LCFs’ skills in language
  • and culture facilitation in addition to designing and facilitating the Cross Culture sessions during PST
  • In collaboration with the PCZ full-time LCC, coordinate the development and revision of language training materials to ensure proper formats and sequences are followed.
  • In collaboration with the PCZ full-time LCC, monitor readiness of homestay sites
  • Monitor LCFs in the implementation of learning objectives, session plans and use of teaching aids.
  • Supervise and continue refining of language manuals.
  • Work with PST Technical team and other coordinators to integrate language and culture into all components of training.
  • Make follow-ups for all language and culture field trips, demonstrations, and all other special training activities.
  • Monitor learning activities by conducting lesson/session observations so as to provide feedback to LCFs and

PCTs.

Other Duties

  • Manage the Training Center when on duty and report all incidents to Training Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned

Safety and Security

  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how they meet each of the following mandatory requirements
  • Possession of a 2 years diploma/4 years degree in English Language/ Linguistics is required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience teaching English Language/ Linguistics in secondary school.
  • Facilitator of language to Adult Learners using Adult Learning Principles is an added advantage. Professional experience teaching Zambian languages to non-native adult speakers is desired.

Excellent working knowledge and fluency in English is required; must be a native speaker and fluent in any of the following Languages:

  • Bemba, Kaonde, Lunda, Tonga, Mambwe, Tumbuka and Nyanja.
  • Working knowledge of two or more local languages is desired.
  • Excellent knowledge is required of grammar, idiom, syntax, and pronunciation of at least one host country
  • language.
  • Must have sound knowledge of the Zambian culture. Knowledge and experience using adult language
  • training methodologies and facilitation skills, particularly those used by Peace Corps is desired.
  • Able to ride a bicycle in a rural set up
  • Willing to live and work in a rural community based training environment
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Certified by Peace Corps Headquarters to administer and score Language Profile Interviews is desired.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting documentation including a typed cover letter, CV that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements, and at least three traceable references must be submitted by close of. For LCF positions, please specify preference of languages.

Address applications to:

The Human Resources Specialist,

Peace Corps Zambia,

71A Kabulonga Road,

PO Box 50707,

Lusaka.

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