Literacy and Math Curriculum Development Specialist

Project Description

The New Life Organisation (NEWLO) in Grenada has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Literacy and Math Curriculum Development Specialist. NEWLO was established in 1984 to provide technical and vocational educational opportunities for young people who otherwise would not have met with success within the typical theoretical education setting. At the end of the Technical Skills Program and assessment, trainees can obtain Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) or National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) certificates from the Grenada National Training Agency. For trainees to be deemed competent in the skill areas, they need a strong literacy and numeracy competency. Therefore, the Literacy and Numeracy curriculum must be developed to meet competency-based education training and assessment requirements throughout the entire NEWLO program.

The PCRV will work closely with a team that includes the Executive Director and other managerial staff, Adolescent Development Program coordinators and lead teachers to develop the Literacy and Math Curriculum, including remedial components. The PCRV will also assist the training of a cohort of teachers from both NEWLO centers for the implementation of the developed curricula.

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

New Life Organisation (NEWLO)

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in education OR a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least two years of experience in curriculum development
• Experience teaching remedial literacy and/or math.
• 3 years’ experience in designing instruction integrating the use of various educational technologies.
• 3 years’ experience conducting assessments.
• 3 years’ experience in implementing Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) curricula, including conducting competency assessments.
• Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, and Publisher.
• Experience working with teachers.
• Experience working with youth at risk.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• 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.
• Ability to work independently and with a team and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues.
• Ability to perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy.

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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