OPENING DATE: July 6, 2018
CLOSING DATE: July 20, 2018
WORK HOURS: Full time; 48 hrs/week
WORK PERIOD: October 15, 2018 – December 30, 2018
Peace Corps Cambodia seeks 1 Technical Language and Cross-culture Facilitator (TLCF) for our K12 Pre-Service Training (PST) for the English Teaching Project. The Technical Language and Cultural Facilitator (TLCF) lives and works closely with a small group of American Peace Corps Trainees (PCT) throughout Pre-Service Training. He/she conducts technical Khmer language lessons based on Education. Additionally, the TLCF provides PCTs Cambodian cultural knowledge, and context. The TLCF supports Technical Trainers by following a prescribed curriculum, working in and with the community to create community based learning activities and providing analysis of how the education system functions. The TLCF plans sessions with the Technical Trainers and operates under the direct guidance and supervision of the Training Manager (TM).
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates with Technical Trainer and LCFs to plan appropriate technical sessions.
- Mobilizes community included officials, community members and other for community based learning activities.
- Assists the Technical Trainer with all technical training needs.
- Supports technical sessions; builds good relationship with community;
- Provide cultural context for Technical Trainer.
- Serve as a translator/interpreter for Technical Trainer, for community activities and as needed.
- Conducts technical language classes, making appropriate lesson modifications based upon the learning needs of the Trainees and feedback received from them.
- Prepares all necessary materials, visual aids, activities, worksheets independently and/or under the guidance of the Technical Trainer.
- Helps Trainees to acquire cross-cultural knowledge and skills by acting as a language and cultural information liaison, by integrating cultural situations and discussions into language classes, and creating opportunities for Trainees to interact and ask questions in an open and unthreatening forum.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality when dealing with Trainee issues and concerns.
- Provides support to Trainees on Trainee-directed learning activities and during practicum.
- Submits progress report regarding Trainee progress in language acquisition, and cultural understanding. Provides timely and regular feedback to Trainees on progress in Language, cross culture and other areas. Makes recommendations regarding Trainee language status at the end of the training program.
- Assists Trainees in practicing language learning outside the classroom, especially language that relates to safety and cultural integration, encourages Trainees to interact with community people, establish contacts with institutions and obtaining resources at the local level.
- Assures appropriate technical vocabulary/language has been covered before community based learning activities, school/health center visits and facilitates practice of technical Language. Asks for assistance from trainers if necessary background materials have not been provided in a timely manner.
- Facilitate and supervise the practice of health-related life skills during language classes at the LCF residence, including preventing water, food and vector-born illness, through practices such as clean food preparation and storage, safe operation of a table-top stove, boiling and storing of clean water, maintaining a clean home, etc.
- Arranges and facilitates activities where trainees can pose cultural questions to community members.
- Accompany the new PCVs to their permanent site and helps conduct permanent host family orientation.
- Follows Peace Corps Cambodia Expectations:
– Guidelines for Professional Trainer Behavior.
– Administrative Training Procedure, and Contractual Agreement for Training Staff
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.
Selected candidate must be able to live with a host family in the selected rural community during the entire period of employment.
Education: University Degree, equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in education, teaching, or related field.
Language Proficiency: Native Khmer Speaker. English Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing. Ability to use English as an instructive language.
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years teaching in a Cambodian public school.
One or more years experience teaching English
One or more years experience teaching adults
One or more years experience teaching Khmer to foreigners.
How to Apply
- Submit a cover letter in English describing your interest in working with the Peace Corps and how you meet the qualifications.
- Submit a CV in English that demonstrates how you meet the desired qualifications.
- Send CV/Resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “TLCF”
- Or, deliver to the Peace Corps Office – #7A, Street 256
- Or, mail to Peace Corps Office, PO Box 2453, Phnom Penh 3
For questions, please contact Peace Corps/Cambodia at Tel: 023 222 901.
Applications that fail to follow application instructions or address the required qualifications or are submitted after 5:00 pm on the closing date will not be considered.