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Contracts

The Peace Corps program in Thailand places American Volunteers in two-year assignment in villages and town across the country is seeking to engage the local market on the requirements listed below.

Pre-Service Training (PST) Staff - Group 136

This is a full-time, short-term contracted position which requires living and working full-time at the PST training site in Don Chedi, Suphanburi Province.

Language and Culture Facilitators (LCFs)(LCF SOW) – 16 positions.
The Language and Culture Facilitator (LCF) works closely with a group of 4-6 adult American Peace Corps trainees throughout their 10-week Pre-Service Training (PST). Trainees learn to speak the Thai language and integrate into Thai culture. LCFs will also work with the same cohort of Volunteers three months later to continue language and cultural learning at PST Reconnect.

The LCFs spend the morning in a training village conducting language and culture classes; in the afternoon, they prepare lessons and materials, offer 1-on-1 language sessions, assist with general or technical training sessions, meet with staff, and/or serve as a cultural liaison between PCTs and host families.

Under the direction of the Language and Cross-Cultural Coordinator (LCC), the LCF conducts Thai language classes following a prescribed curriculum, using a variety of language training techniques, methodologies, resources, and activities. LCFs also work closely with the LCC to design, plan, deliver, and evaluate cross-cultural training activities. LCFs participate in the evaluation of the trainees’ performance, and overall assessment of the language training program.

The contract also includes 11 working days in June and July for PST Reconnect. Transportation and lodging are provided.

Application Period: May 31, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Home Stay Coordinator (HC)(Home Stay Coordinator SOW) - 1 position.

The Homestay Coordinator (HC) plans, promotes, and implements the homestay program, an integral component of Pre-Service Training (PST) for American Peace Corps Volunteers. The HC will help develop the PST training site; recruit, interview, document, select and train potential Thai host families; ensure that host family housing meets Peace Corps safety and security standards; and collaborate with staff to match trainees and host families with whom they will live for approximately 10 weeks. During PST, the HC conducts regular visits to host families and trainees to assist with community integration. The HC Compiles, maintains, and submits all documentation to Peace Corps staff to be entered into VIDA, Peace Corps’ online database of volunteer information.

This is a full-time, short-term contract position which requires approximately 20 weeks of living and working at the central training site in Don Chedi, Supanburi Province. Transportation and lodging are provided.

Application Period: May 31, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) (ASA SOW) – 1 position.

The Administrative Support Assistant (ASA) works under the direction and guidance of the Training Manager to support the planning, preparation, and smooth daily operation of Peace Corps’ Pre-Service Training (PST) for Volunteers. This includes support for a range of small- and large-group events for staff, trainees, community members and guests at the Pre-Service Training (PST) orientation site, the training hub, and several off-site venues, including schools.

The ASA will be required to follow a fiveday work week, with additional preparation time and activities in the evening, and on weekends and holidays.

Application Period: May 31, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Program Support Assistant (PSA) for the Youth development project (Youth in Development - YinD)(YinD PSA SOW) – 1 position.

The Program Support Assistant works under the direction and guidance of the Training Manager to support the planning, preparation, and smooth daily operation of Peace Corps’ Pre-Service technical training for Youth in Development (YinD) Volunteers. This includes daily support for a range of small- and large-group events and activities for staff, trainees, community members, and guests at the Pre-Service Training orientation site, the training hub, and several off-site venues, including schools and outdoor activity areas for young people. Liaises with schools and local government officials to ensure smooth running of the training program.

The PSA will be required to follow a fiveday work week, with additional preparation time and activities in the evening, and on weekends and holidays.

Application Period: May 31, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Program Support Assistant (PSA) for the Education project (Teacher Empowerment for Student Success - TESS)(TESS PSA SOW) – 1 position.

The Program Support Assistant works under the direction and guidance of the Training Manager to support the planning, preparation, and smooth daily operation of Peace Corps’ Pre-Service technical training for Teacher Empowerment for Student Success (TESS) Volunteers. This includes daily support for a range of small- and large-group events and activities for staff, trainees, community members, and guests at the Pre-Service Training orientation site, the training hub, and several off-site venues, including schools and outdoor activity areas for young people. Liaises with schools and local government officials to ensure smooth running of the training program.

The PSA will be required to follow a fiveday work week, with additional preparation time and activities in the evening, and on weekends and holidays.

Application Period: May 31, 2024 through June 30, 2024

Notes:

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • One or more positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Peace Corps may consider international applicants, but reserves the right to prioritize host country national candidates.
  • Contracting Officer reserves the right to accept late applications on an ad hoc basis
  • Candidates must indicate if they have ever previously served as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or Staff member.
  • Peace Corps reserves the right to withhold an offer from any candidate with a prior history of poor performance or conduct as a Peace Corps Trainee, Volunteer, or Staff member.
  • Peace Corps reserves the right to withhold an offer to any candidate that is a relative or household member of any current Peace Corps staff member.
  • Peace Corps will not discriminate against an applicant because of that person's race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older, except when the applicant is beyond the mandatory retirement age of 60 years old), disability, or genetic information.

To apply: Submit a complete resume to: [email protected] during the application period listed above.