English Specialist

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Project Description

Project HOPE is a renowned global health and humanitarian relief organization that works to address the world’s greatest public health challenges. In Namibia, Project HOPE’s work focuses on providing small-scale workplace HIV/AIDS programs, with a commitment to transforming lives and uplifting communities by empowering healthcare workers to expertly implement and teach innovative lifesaving solutions. Project HOPE Namibia was awarded as the primary recipient for the implementation of Namibia’s PEPFAR DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) project. DREAMS seeks to avert new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women aged 10-24 years and mitigate the impact of HIV on vulnerable children. As part of the education support, the DREAMS adolescent girls and young womenare offered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tutoring. However the program has found that the beneficiaries often struggle with understanding basic conceptualization and comprehension due to limitations in the English language. The STEM Tutors find that they spend a lot more time tutoring English for understanding before they can teach the subject content. Project HOPE Namibia has requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to assist the DREAMS STEM Tutors.

A PCRV with a Master’s degree in English, TESOL, or a related area of study, and at least 3 years of classroom teaching experience in English, TEFL, TESOL, ESL, or TESL (adult learners) will work closely with the Project HOPE Namibia DREAMS STEM Tutors to assist in the development of an English Tutoring Guide which will be used alongside the English National school curriculum. The PCRVs will train and continue to support the English teachers based at the DREAMS schools. The PCRV will assist in the effective implementation of the English guide, developing interactive activities to enhance English learning, and developing online English lessons for virtual engagement. The PCRV will also serve as a mentor for the Tutors in the design and implementation of English lesson plans.

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. Dates may not be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Project HOPE was founded in 1958 by Dr. William B. Walsh, M.D. in USA. Project HOPE is a renowned global health and humanitarian relief organization. The organizations lifesaving work addresses the world’s greatest public health challenges, transforming l

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 Arts in English, TEFL, TESOL, ESL, TESL,
• At least 3 years of classroom teaching experience in English, TEFL, TESOL, ESL, or TESL (adult learners)
• Strong written and oral English skills, and demonstrated experience in motivational communication
• Must be able to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
• Solid computer skills in MS Office

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 Namibia

Learn more about the Volunteer experience in Namibia: Get detailed information on culture, communications, housing, health, and safety -- including health and crime statistics -- in order to make a well-informed decision about serving.

Medical Considerations

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