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Job Vacancy For Pre-Service Training (PST) Director At US Peace Corps (Kukurantumi)

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Ghana Jobs

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The Peace Corps is a United States federal agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women to serve in local communities in the areas of health, education and agriculture. The agency in Ghana is seeking to hire a highly motivated Pre-Service Training Directors (PSTD) to lead the design and implementation of Pre-Service Training for Peace Corps Trainees at the Kukurantumi Office. This work requires occasional travel, mainly to Kumasi and Accra (30% of the time.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship, and sustainable development by sending trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance. Pre-Service Training (PST) is a 10 to 12-week orientation program that provides PCVs with intensive language, culture, and technical training. The PST Director is responsible for the delivery, management, accounting and operation of all components of PST. The PST Director coordinates with the APCD/Training and reports directly to the DPT. The PSTD is also responsible for:

•   Planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and revising pre-service training programs;
•   Serving as the point of contact for effective communications between staff at the training site and the
main office;
•   Supporting Peace Corps Trainees in emergencies or states of psychological duress, also giving them
feedback on performance issues;
•   Managing contracts with multiple contract holders;
•   Assessing and responding to staff development needs and managing staff activities on a daily basis;
and
•   Budgeting for training events and handling and distributing funds.

Competitive candidates will have the following credentials and expertise:

•   Experience working in cross-cultural environments, especially with Americans;
•   Experience with community based training and immersive language instruction models;
•   A healthy respect for diverse viewpoints and able to mediate conflicts with tact;
•   Ability to manage a diverse team and motivate staff to deliver their top performance; and Advanced organizational skills.

Qualification Required & Experience

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES

•   Bachelor’s Degree
•   Knowledge and skills in Adult training and learning principles and application
•   Ability to speak and write English fluently
•   Knowledge and understanding of U. S. values, history and culture
•   Excellent speaking, writing and presentation skills
•   Very strong networking, negotiation and collaboration skills
•   Strong leadership and staff management
•   Peace Corps experience.
•   Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook software
•   Advanced organizational skills.
•   Experience working in cross-cultural environments, especially with Americans
•   Experience with community based training and immersive language instruction models
•   A healthy respect for diverse viewpoints and able to mediate conflicts with tact

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES

•   Master’s Degree
•   Strong skills in training curricula development
•   Ability to fluently speak and write at least three Ghanaian languages
•   Minimum of three years in Adult training/learning experience
•   Minimum of five years’ experience in a cross-cultural sett

Number: PC 13 007

Salary: GHC¢ 22,641 to GHC¢ 33,960 PA

Location: Kukurantumi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants must submit the following or the application will not be considered:

1) A detailed resumé or C.V. that includes: 3 Professional references.
2) A cover letter
3) Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that addresses the qualification
requirements of the position as listed above.

Write the job number on the back of the envelope and deliver to either of the addresses:

Post Delivery:

The Director of Management
and Operations
U. S. Peace Corps
P. O. Box 5796,
Accra –North

Hand Delivery:

The Director of Management
and Operations
Peace Corps Ghana Office
14 Dade Link
Labone, Accra

Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 26 July, 2013

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