College-Level Education Specialist

Project Description

The Gambia College has requested the support of two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as College-Level Education Specialists. The School of Education of The Gambia College is responding to the ever increasing demand to supply the teacher need in the public schools, grant-aided schools, and private schools. There are 8,164 students enrolled in the School of Education currently. Each PCRV will work with different faculties within the School of Education and will focus on working with students and lecturers administering the Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programmes of the college

Each PCRV will work with staff on the college curriculum to plan and develop schemes of work for individual departments in order to be more interactive and better meet the needs of teachers. The PCRVs will teach one or more core subjects after collaborating with department staff to develop lecture notes and educational materials from the existing college curriculum for those subjects. The PCRVs will also assist in supervising students during practicum, aiding in the development of learning objectives. The goals of this assignment are to support instructors to improve their teaching skills and approaches, provide students with a quality education in education, and ensure that available teaching materials will be expanded and adapted to the local context of The Gambia.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in The Gambia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

The Gambia College

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in education-related field
• 2 years of education sector experience in an African country, preferably in West Africa
• 4 years of teaching experience at the college level
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in The Gambia

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in The Gambia: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, and safety — including crime statistics [PDF] — in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.

Medical Considerations

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