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Program and Training Specialist

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Applications are solicited from qualified persons to fill this position with the U.S. Peace Corps.

POSITION TITLE: Program and Training Specialist (PTS)–Grenada 

Salary Grade is based on US Mission Local Compensation Plan 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 15th, 2024 

POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the United States Peace Corps’ commitment in the Eastern Caribbean, the Peace Corps assigns Volunteers to  provide assistance to schools as resource volunteers in support of English Literacy learning. The PTS is a member of the  Programming and Training team and provides support in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Peace Corps  Eastern Caribbean’s programming and training for Volunteers. This position is based at the office in Grenada, requires interaction with other staff, Volunteers and the general public. The PTS is under the supervision of the Programming &  Training Manager (PTM). Duties include: assistance in the logistical support for all training events; participation in site  (schools and housing) identification & development; site visits; and coordination with staff to support Volunteers in  training, in their assigned schools, and other means of professional and pastoral support.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The curriculum vitae (CV) of an applicant must reflect the following minimum qualifications to be considered for the  position. 

Residency & License  

  • Resident of Grenada and familiar with the cultures, communities and geography of Grenada and the Eastern  Caribbean.  
  • Hold a driver’s license and be willing to drive regularly.  

Education 

  • Associates degree in relevant area such as education, social sciences, instructional design and tech learning (Communication, Information, technology for learning and teaching). 

Work Experience 

  • One year’s experience supporting or managing logistics of training or other events.  
  • One or more years of experience in training. 
  • One or more years of experience as a project manager. 
  • One or more years’ experience in cross-cultural environment–working with, and/or living in, and/or  interacting with an international community. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attitudes 

  • Skilled in Microsoft Suite—Word, Power Point, Excel 
  • Comfort with database input and maintenance. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to foster positive working relationships with stakeholders, community  members, and members of the Peace Corps/Eastern Caribbean team.  
  • Ability to work well independently and effectively as a member of a team.  
  • Strong communication skills, including strong writing and reporting ability. 
  • Resourceful, creative and a skilled problem solver.  

PREFERRED QUALIIFICATION
Applicants whose CV demonstrates some or all of the following preferred qualifications will be considered stronger  candidates for the position. 

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant areas such as education, instructional design, social sciences, and tech  learning (Communication, Information, technology for learning and teaching). 

Work Experience 

  • Up to five or more years’ experience in teaching literacy in primary/secondary levels 
  • Up to three or more years’ experience playing a leadership role in school (literacy coordinator, lead teacher,  department head, etc.) 
  • Three or more years of experience coaching, training, and supporting teachers (e.g., teacher trainer, mentor,  etc.) 
  • Up to two or more years’ experience in training-session design & facilitation  
  • Up to three or more years’ experience in project support or management with little supervision 
  • Up to two or more years’ experience as a volunteer or managing/supporting volunteers in service projects.  
  • Three or more years’ experience in data collection and analysis, in addition to reporting on that data 

SALARY RANGE AND BENEFITS
XCD$65,129 – $97,695
Salary determination will be fair and reasonable relative to stated range and preferred candidate’s qualifications. Benefits include health and life insurance, US and local holidays and paid annual leave among others. 

THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO A SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECK.  

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit, in English, a 

  1. Proof of residence in Grenada
  2. Copy of driver’s license  
  3. Cover Letter that briefly highlights your experience 
  4. CV that chronologically details your professional experience and academic qualifications, directly addressing the  qualifications cited above 
  5. Names and email and phone information of three (3) professional references 

Please attach your submission to an email addressed to LC-HR@peacecorps.gov with the subject line “PEACE  CORPS PTS-GRE”. 

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 15th, 2024. 

Only applications submitted via email by this deadline will be considered. Questions regarding the application process may be sent  by email to LC-HR@peacecorps.gov. No phone calls please.
For information regarding the Peace Corps, visit our website at 
https://www.peacecorps.gov/eastern-caribbean/.

To apply for this job email your details to LC-HR@peacecorps.gov