Language and Cross-Culture Facilitator (LCF) – Full Time Temporary Positions (Deadline: July 20, 2018)

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
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 6 Language and Cross-culture Facilitators (LCFs) for our K12 Pre-Service Training (PST). LCFs live and work closely with a small group of American Peace Corps Trainees throughout Pre-Service Training. LCFs conduct Khmer language classes and help small groups of 5-6 Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) learn Cambodian culture and the skills needed to live in Cambodia. They must follow prescribed curriculum and effectively use a variety of language training techniques and methodologies. LCFs serve as a prime bridge between the Trainees and their host families and training communities. LCFs also participate in the evaluation of the language training program. The LCF operates under the direct guidance and supervision of the Language and Cultural Coordinator (LCC).

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Writes or modifies daily language lesson plans using Peace Corps Cambodia Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) design and sends them to LCC to approve before classes.
  2. Conducts language classes, making appropriate lesson modifications based upon the learning needs of the Trainees and feedback received from them.
  3. Coordinates with all trainers and integrates safety, health, technical and cross-cultural
    components into language training, based on guidance and materials provided by component lead trainers.
  4. Prepares all necessary materials, visual aids, activities, worksheets independently and/or under the guidance of LCC,
  5. 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.
  6. Maintains a high level of confidentiality when dealing with Trainee issues and concerns.
  7. Assists Trainees in defining their role in the family, through translation assistance, as well as suggesting appropriate behaviors for the Trainee to adopt (cleaning their room, treating family members with respect, household chores the trainee could or should be doing to establish themselves as a participating member of the family, etc.).
  8. Provides support to Trainees on Trainee-directed learning activities and during practicum.
  9. Submits weekly 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.
  10. Monitors safety/security situation in host family and in the community. Informs Trainees and host family or TM/LCC of any issue related to Trainees’ and staff safety. Serves as a security warden for the training as necessary within his/her training village.
  11. 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.
  12. Assures appropriate technical vocabulary/language has been covered before field trips, school visits and facilitates practice of technical Language. Asks for assistance from trainers if necessary background materials have not been provided in a timely manner.
  13. Participates in host family orientation and helps host families setting up Trainee’s room.
  14. Plans and facilitates welcome reception in the training village together with community leaders/ host families and other dignitaries.
  15. When needed, visit Trainees’ host families and assesses living conditions, food (quality, quantity, cleanliness, nutritional value) and relationship between the family members and Trainees throughout PST, but especially in cases where Trainees have become ill.
  16. 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.
  17. Arranges and facilitates activities where trainees can pose cultural questions to community members.
  18. Supports technical sessions; builds good relationship with community; liaise with host families; attend the supervisor/counterpart conference.
  19. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 3 years teaching experience in Cambodia

Desired Qualifications

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 jobs@kh.peacecorps.gov with the title “LCF”
  • 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 5:00pm on the closing date will not be considered.