Research and Curriculum Development Specialist
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Research and Curriculum Development Specialist for the Eswatini Institute Of Management And Public Administration (ESIMPA) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. ESIMPA was established in 1965 to train junior level civil servants, particularly secretarial, clerical and accounting officers, and ESIMPA’s mandate is to contribute to the raising of performance standards, primarily in the delivery of public services. The research component needs strengthening to inform curriculum development that addresses training gaps in the public service. Therefore, the assistance of a PCRV is sought to build the capacity of ESIMPA academic staff on designing curriculum that addresses public service policy and management issues.
The Research and Curriculum Development Specialist, with a master’s degree in a field related to adult education and curriculum development and at least 3 years’ experience in adult education, is needed to work with ESIMPA academic staff on how best they can conduct and apply research findings in their curriculum and module development. The PCRV will identify gaps and opportunities in the trainings conducted within the institution, participate in the development and refinement of training modules, and make evidence-based contributions to the remodeling of public service training programs within ESIMPA. The overall goal is to improve the quality of training at ESIMPA by building the capacity of the academic staff to incorporate research findings into curriculum and module development for public service policy and management.
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 eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
Eswatini Institute Of Management And Public Administration (ESIMPA)
• 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 a field related to adult education and curriculum development
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in adult education
• Should have a strong research consultancy background
• Data analysis and application skills
• Facilitation and training skills
• Willingness to work in low-resourced setting
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