Curriculum and Resource Development Specialist

Project Description

The School Safety Unit of the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Curriculum and Resource Development Specialist. Over the last two years St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been faced with a range of emergencies which threatened the resilience of the education sector. These experiences, including learning loss in students, increased the need for the Ministry of Education to reduce vulnerability including taking steps towards climate change adaptation, disaster mitigation and reducing disaster risks. In order to create a safety culture, the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation-Disaster Risk Reduction (CCMA-DRR) Curriculum was developed to foster teaching and learning specific DRR concepts, insights and solutions across the education system including the teacher’s college.

The PCRV will be part of a team of Education Officers from the School Safety & Research Unit and school principals. The team will be responsible for managing the development of CCMA-DRR Curriculum training videos, the monitoring & evaluation of the integration activities and teacher training. Ultimately, it is expected that participating lower secondary school students, and their parents by extension, would develop an increased knowledge on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and their role in disaster risk reduction.

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

Partner Information

Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation (School Safety Unit)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field
• 3 years’ experience in designing and developing educational content and multimedia resources
• 3 years’ experience with video creation software
• 3 years’ teaching and/or training experience.
• Knowledge of adult learning principles.
• Basic knowledge on Climate Change, Emergency Preparedness & Management, and Disaster Risk Reduction.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through.

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 Eastern Caribbean

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Eastern Caribbean: 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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