Parental and Caregiver Involvement (PCI) Rural Education Coordinator

Project Description

JET Education Services (JET) in South Africa has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Parental and Caregiver Involvement (PCI) Rural Education Coordinator. PCI has been identified as a determining element of education related outcomes over the years by JET. In 2024-2025, JET aims to consolidate the lessons learnt to date in an attempt to mainstream the principles of PCI in education policy, support NGOs that are working in PCI, and contribute to more effective national, provincial and district coordination of PCI.

The PCRV will coordinate interactions with parents and caregivers in rural and semi-urban regions, working closely with JET and other NGO staff that are managing existing projects, and plan, coordinate and contribute to outputs focused on PCI that emerge from the interactions. The PCRV will also contribute to a national network on PCI and strengthen capacity and support district and provincial staff to work with parents and caregivers.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

JET Education Services (JET)

Required Skills

● Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, arts or another relevant field;
● Ability to work independently in remote/rural settings;
● Experience with MS Office Suite and basic computer and internet skills; and
● Good communication and report writing skills.

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 South Africa

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Medical Considerations

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