Education Management and Administration Specialist

Project Description

An Education Management and Administration Specialist with advanced-level French, a master’s degree in education, and experience in training teachers is needed to support the introduction of new educational and academic skills for the administrative staff of Higher Institute of Education and Sciences of Guinea (ISSEG). Since its opening in 1979, ISSEG has been training new and in-service Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, Education Advisors, Inspectors of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education Experts, Planners, and Administrators, and they have identified that the administrative staff to develop better skills in school management and administration. In order to do that, ISSEG has requested technical support from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to strengthen, if not develop from scratch, the capacity of ISSEG’s management staff through the introduction of new educational and academic skills in administrative management.

The PCRV will be working with the management staff first to identify the problems, and then to develop good practices to address these problems. The PCRV, having identified any issues with the institute’s management, will suggest ways of addressing these problems and present a work plan in collaboration with the management staff, which may include areas such as management and planning, administration, education management, human resources management, project management, and communication and negotiation skills. The exact topics and format will be determined collaboratively, and the PCRV will be working with the schools management to determine the training and teaching methods they will deem effective to acquire the desired results. The ultimate goal is to improve and strengthen the capacity of ISSEG management in good management and administrative practices and policies.

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 Guinea together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Institute Supérieur de Science et Education de Guinée (ISSEG)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Master’s Degree in Education or related field
• Advanced-level French is required
• At least 3-5 years’ experience in Education Management and School Administration
• Experience and achievement in successfully training teachers and trainers.
• Experience in designing training materials, training procedures/curriculum and in monitoring and evaluating the progress of students and teachers.

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.

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