National Community Based Literacy Specialist
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a master’s degree or equivalent in Education, experience designing and implementing literacy programs for adults, and at least 3 years’ experience as the lead teacher in a classroom teaching literacy is needed to serve as a National Community-Based Literacy Specialist. The Volunteer will assist the Literacy Unit of NCERD with a needs assessment for a community-based literacy program and design of a new/revised program with all attending components, monitoring elements and reports. Additionally, the volunteer will work on a national community-based levelled reading program plan that includes a training component for community-based literacy coaches. The overall goal of this project is to create an emergent reading program following a trajectory that results in advanced-level proficiency.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Guyana together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Education
• At least 3 years’ experience as the lead teacher in a classroom teaching literacy
• At least 2 years’ experience training and supervising adult learners
• Experience designing and implementing literacy programs for adults
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.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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