Peace Corps Zambia
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Language & Cross Culture Facilitator: Va- 04/2018

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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 short-term Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) will prepare all relevant facilitation and learning materials in addition to facilitating language and culture sessions, and provide an oral report to the Language
  • Coordinator after each language session on each Trainee’s performance; integrate technical vocabulary and culture into language sessions; and conduct language assessments, simulations and Language Proficiency Interviews (LPI).

Major Duties And Responsibilities Will Include But Not Limited To The Following:

  • Facilitate language learning in Zambian languages to Peace Corps Trainees
  • Participate in designing and producing language materials to enhance the language training program in Peace Corps Zambia
  • Participate in pre-training Language Training of Trainers and General Training of Trainers as required
  • Administer the Language Profile Interview (LPI) to assess trainees’ progress in learning language
  • Participate in providing feedback for the Trainee Assessment Profiles throughout Pre-Service Training
  • Assist Trainees at all times during the training and check their well-being in the village
  • Act as a cultural model
  • Help identify potential homestays
  • Conduct homestay visitations
  • Write reports about Trainees language successes and challenges
  • Engage Trainees in local language conversations at all times
  • Act as a cultural information resource
  • Liaise with all coordinators and host parents concerning Trainees’ welfare
  • Provide support to new colleagues on lesson preparation and delivery

Peace Corps/Zambia

  • Language & Cross Culture Facilitator: Va- 04/2018
  • Integrate technical, safety & security, gender, HIV/AIDS, diversity and cross culture vocabulary into language
  • lessons
  • Keep staff meeting discussions regarding Trainees’ progress confidential
  • Be committed to training related work
  • Accompany Trainees during practical language activities/ site visits
  • Monitor Trainees progress and provide timely, objective and constructive feedback
  • Assist in the inventory and packing of all Community Based Training (CBT) materials
  • Other Duties
  • Facilitate language and culture to Trainees outside structured sessions whenever need arises
  • 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; please specify preference of languages.
  • Possession of a 2 years Certificate, or 2 years Diploma or 4 years Degree in Teaching or 4 years degree in Adult
  • Education is required.
  • Three years of experience teaching English language or Zambian Languages/ Linguistics; Adult Education experience and/or experience teaching Zambian languages to non-native adult speakers is desired.
  • Good working knowledge and fluency in English is required

Must be a fluent speaker and in any of the following languages:

  • Bemba, Kaonde, Lunda, Tonga, Mambwe, Tumbuka and Nyanja.
  • Excellent knowledge of grammar, idiom, syntax, and pronunciation of the host country language is required.
  • Must have sound knowledge of the Zambian culture.
  • Knowledge of language training methodologies and facilitation skills is desired
  • Able to ride a bicycle in a rural set up
  • Willing to work and live as a community based- trainer in rural environments
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft word, Excel and Power point
  • Certified by Peace Corps to administer and score Language Profile Interviews (LPI) 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,


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