Position: Senior Language & Cultural Facilitator (SLCF), Personal Services Contractor
OPENING DATE: June 29, 2019
CLOSING DATE: July 19, 2019
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
The Peace Corps is a U.S. governmental agency that promotes peace around the world by sharing one of America’s greatest resources: Volunteers. The Peace Corps has been operating for fifty years in 140 countries; the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and the goals are: to help the peoples of interested countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of the American people on the part of the peoples served; and, to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the American people. www.peacecorps.gov
The Peace Corps program in Nepal places American Volunteers in two-year assignments in villages and towns across the country.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Training Manager (TM), the Senior Language & Cultural Facilitator (SLCF) expands the Nepali language and cross cultural skills of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) by providing language and cross cultural classes/tutorials to PCVs/PCTs to improve their language and cross cultural skills. The SLCF will work with individual PCVs at their sites or in other locations and at trainings as needed. The SLCF, together with the Training Coordinator (TC), is responsible for the planning, coordination, integration, implementation and evaluation of the language and cross-culture training throughout the PCV’s term, including during the Pre-Service Training (PST), In-Service Trainings (ISTs), and as needed.
The SLCF designs and facilitates cultural sessions, conducts Nepali language classes, provides cultural guidance and support to PCTs, short-term PST LCFs and PCVs. The SLCF will live at the PST site 13-15 weeks and is required to carry out a six-day work week and work during holidays.
Please see attached Statement of Work for full details.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
• University Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
• Good command of written and spoken English
• At least two years training experience in teaching Nepali language and culture
• Sound knowledge of Nepali language, culture, traditions/values/customs and practices of the ethnic diversities of Nepal
• Must have training session facilitation experience
• Must have computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, Power point)
• Must be willing to live outside of Kathmandu for 13 to 15 weeks each year and travel up to 50% of the remaining 39-41 weeks of the year.
• Must meet US Embassy security clearance requirements
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with foreigners and/or Volunteers in Nepal; Ability to type in Nepali language; Certified Nepali Language proficiency tester; Knowledge of other languages spoken in Nepal.
Last date to apply: July 19, 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
The United States Peace Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter in English addressing the qualification requirements by email to: [email protected] by 5 PM on Friday, July 19, 2019.