Database and Software Development Specialist

Project Description

The Special Education Unit (SENU) of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture (MoE) in Grenada has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Database and Software Development Specialist. There is a critical need to accurately capture and secure the work carried out by the Unit to improve the quality of services it provides. In that regard, data management including collection, analysis, and storage is a main priority. An improved data system will facilitate data driven decision making to ensure student success across the special education system. Furthermore, it would aid in tracking academic progress of students as they move through the school and education system.

The PCRV will assist the ICT officers of the MoE to design and create a database which would meet the data management needs of the Unit. The PCRV, along with the ICT officers of the MoE, will also develop a training strategy which will enable the effective use of the system by end users. The PCRV will also work in collaboration with the education officers of the MoE. The education officers will provide background and the necessary information for inclusion into the database while the ICT Officers will provide technical support and ensure the database is maintained.

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, Youth, Sports and Culture

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, programming or related field.
• At least 3 years’ experience in database and software creation, development, and management.
• Experience in front end development to interact with databases.
• Knowledge of database applications.
• Experience training, coaching or mentoring others on use and management of databases.
• Experience in ICT integration in education.
• Skilled in SQL database, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Design Frameworks.
• Willingness to persevere through challenges (travel, climate, interacting with multiple people and agencies etc.).
• Willingness to approach the position through the Peace Corps’ philosophy on development.

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

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Medical Considerations

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