Science Education Enhancement Specialist
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a bachelor’s degree in science education or any relevant science discipline and 2 years of experience of teaching science to secondary students, utilizing inquiry-based approaches, is needed to serve as a Science Education Enhancement Specialist. The Volunteer will conduct capacity building training for Science Heads of Department for Secondary Schools and prepare the updated Science Laboratory Handbook for Teachers. Additionally, the volunteer will help set up the Science Laboratory at NCERD. The overall goal of this project is to build the capacity of NCERD to support science education and reestablish the national training facility for in-service science educators.
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.
• Bachelor’s degree in science education or any relevant science discipline
• 2 years of experience of teaching science to secondary students, utilizing inquiry-based approaches
• Adult training facilitation experience
• Previous experience working in a science laboratory
• Previous experience in outdoor/ environmental education
• Demonstrated experience with technical writing
• Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving and decision-making
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environments
• Patience and understanding when working with people of varying levels of education and expertise
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.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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