Literacy Curriculum Development Specialist

Project Description

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in Guyana seeks a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to work as a Literacy Curriculum Development Specialist with the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Department of English. The CPCE Department of English is responsible for the instruction of literacy concepts to trainee teachers who are then placed in the classroom to instruct pupils on the foundations of literacy. CPCE is embarking on aligning closely with the other major educational institutes responsible for the continuous development of teachers in the area of literacy instruction, and CPCE has requested the support of a PCRV for this project, which is designed to evaluate the current needs and review of the CPCE program, define the gaps, and develop strategies to prepare the trainee teachers for the classroom.

A PCRV with a master’s degree in education and 3-5 years of strong experience working with literacy programs has been requested to serve as a Literacy Curriculum Development Specialist. The PCRV will be working in the English Department (Literacy Studies) in CPCE and in collaboration with the Assistant Chief Education Officer- Literacy in the Ministry of Education to review and provide recommendations for improvement to the content, alignment and delivery of the current Literacy curriculum at CPCE. The PCRV will also design and provide training to the literacy facilitators on the delivery of the course content. The overall goal of this project is strengthen the ability of trainee teachers to instruct students in literacy and develop confidence in the delivery of the literacy concepts.

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 Guyana 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 (MoE), Cyril Potter College of Education

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 with an emphasis on Literacy
• 3-5 years of strong experience working with literacy programs
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making.
• Demonstrated technical writing experience
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environments.

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 Guyana

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