Language / Cross-Cultural Facilitator

Peace Corps Moçambique

The Peace Corps are recruiting a Language / Cross-Cultural Facilitator to be based in Namaacha.

  • Works closely with a small group of Trainees (5 – 6) throughout the duration of PST
  • Conducts language training classes, following a prescribed curriculum, and effectively uses a variety of language training techniques, methodologies, and activities
  • LCFs work closely with the Language/Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC) and Language and Cross - Culture Deputy Coordinator to design, plan, deliver, and evaluate cross-cultural training activities both at the main training venue and at individual training villages
  • LCFs participate in the evaluation of the language training program and the overall assessment of Trainees’ language performance
  • Participate in all Training of Trainer (TOT) sessions and activities prior to PST. This includes a General TOT Program with all staff as well as an 8 day Language TOT Program during which the language team will prepare the strategy and scope of the language training program
  • Teach Portuguese language classes to a small group of Trainees using a variety of communicative approaches and interactive learning methods
  • Classes will be taught at the Trainees’ training village or town for approximately four hours per day plus all other activities related to language
  • Prepare language training sessions, materials, and resources under the coordination of the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC)
  • Assist Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC) with the preparation of materials, sessions, and activities for the cross-cultural component of training
  • Help to identify resources, guest speakers, possible excursion sites, and more
  • Provide regular (weekly) and consistent feedback to Trainees concerning language acquisition and performance and cross cultural adjustment
  • In coordination with the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC), designs and implements assessment and evaluation tools to be used to gauge Trainees’ proficiency levels
  • Is accessible to Trainees outside of scheduled sessions to provide linguistic and/or cultural information/insight
  • Strive to present objective, unbiased views of Mozambican tradition and practices and encourage Trainees to seek out answers to their own questions
  • Participate in all PST staff meetings, providing detailed feedback and comments on Trainees’ performance and adjustment at site, make recommendations for training improvements, including staff morale
  • Document Trainee performance in language training under the coordination of the Language/Cross-Cultural Coordinator to inform decisions to recommend or not recommend that a Trainee become a Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Submit Trainee evaluations and thorough weekly reports in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the final language training report, documenting all lessons and activities for use in the future
  • Participate in all Training of Trainer (TOT) sessions and activities prior to PST (this includes a General TOT Program with all staff as well as an 8 day Language TOT Program during which the language team will prepare the strategy and scope of the language training program)
  • Is a model of cultural integration, and is respectful of local customs by representing Peace Corps in a positive manner on all occasions, and respecting the productive relationship already established by post and its staff
  • Participate in the preparation of the training site
  • Participate in the compiling and storing of language training materials
  • Provide Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC), and Training Director (TD) with recommendations for improvements in language and cross culture training for future PST and IST
  • Act as a Warden of the training village, which includes certain duties and responsibilities in Safety and Security
  • As member of training staff, ensure the timely implementation of programs and schedules, and follow PC regulations in case of emergency
  • Support host family program by acting as a liaison between trainees and host families.
  • University degree (preferably in English or Portuguese or relevant field)
  • Background and experience in training or teaching (at least 3 years)
  • Knowledge of new teaching methodology (group-work, interactive method, and learning activities, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Mozambican national history and cultural values and practices
  • Familiarity with Mozambican regional customs and traditions
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese
  • Ability to work within cross-cultural teams, including trainees and staff
  • Ability to work under time constraints
  • Previous Peace Corps employment (desirable)
  • Prior experience working with Americans and/or experience living abroad (desirable)
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References
2. Application
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  • Published 13.06.2014
  • Expires 28.06.2014
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