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Peace Corps Guyana Vacancy: Training Manager

Peace Corps Guyana Vacancy Announcement for Training Manager

United States Peace Corps in Guyana

Basic Functions of the Position: Manage the design, delivery and evaluation of competency-based training to prepare Peace Corps Trainees for two years of volunteer service in Guyana. Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of the training curriculum, which includes Pre-Service Training, as well as all in-service trainings for Volunteers throughout the year. Manage relevant staff and budgets associated with training programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Guides program and training staff in the design, monitoring, evaluation and revision of a comprehensive set of technical, core, language, cross-cultural, sector, and personal health/safety competencies which will prepare Trainees and Volunteers to effectively serve with their community counterparts.

  2. Develops and implements a community-based training program based on competencies that integrate technical areas, language, cross-cultural, and core topics.

  3. Manages a team of trainers, resource persons, resource volunteers, and staff in the implementation of training curriculum and goals.

  4. Develops and monitors a training budget in collaboration with the PTO and Administrative Officer.

  5. Oversees the planning and preparation of training activities and events.

  6. Oversees the development of all training documents/reports and provides quality feedback to the training team in a timely manner that allows for integrated planning and evaluation.

  7. Facilitates large and small group training activities, modeling a variety of non-formal, adult education techniques in the delivery of training.

  8. Conducts training sessions for many core competencies and selected sector/technical competencies.

  9. Guides/directs the evaluation of trainees progress, including written assessments, interviews, and staff roundtable meetings.

  10. Serves as member of the PC Guyana Team.Qualifications - Education/Experience:

  11. University bachelor degree in adult education, human resources management, or a development related field OR 4 years of equivalent experience in adult, non-formal education required.Qualifications - Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  12. Experience researching, designing, and delivering a multi-component training program for adults.

  13. Demonstrated, management, administration, or coordination of a training program, including personnel management.

  14. Knowledge of train-the-trainer approaches, group dynamics and facilitation techniques for education programs.

  15. Must be a very resourceful and creative individual capable of designing flexible options to respond to training needs.

  16. Demonstrated facilitation skills and ability to make presentations comfortably in front of a group.

  17. Experience managing budgets and expenses in a high accountability environment.

  18. Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office products.

  19. Written and spoken fluency in English.

  20. Job requires brief to extended periods of in-country travel for training.Desired Qualifications:

  21. Familiarity with Guyanese culture, communities, and geography.

  22. Licensed driver.Position Salary: Salary negotiable based on previous experience and qualifications. Position Duration: 1-year contract position renewable upon satisfactory performance. Application Process/Deadline: Submit resume with cover letter and two reference contacts via email to no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2009, or mail them to: Peace Corps Guyana, TM Vacancy, P.O. Box 101192, Georgetown. Proposed start date: Monday, September 14, 2009. Additional Information: For additional general information regarding the Peace Corps, please visit our website at:

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