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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Web/Computer Programmer with the Office for the Production of Educational and Digital Resources (GESPRO) in the Ministry of Public Education (MEP). In 2008, a new statute was passed requiring the Ministry to provide digital resources to students and teachers. Many of the GESPRO team members are self-taught and would benefit from more in-depth/hands-on training and guidance from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV). The PCRV will be working with a team of 6-8 people, including the Response Volunteer assigned to the Digital Illustrator position. All have their own responsibilities, working on different stages of product development but collaboration is encouraged and beneficial to the final product as well as the development of the team and their technical capacity. Once the resources have been designed, they will be sent to National and Regional MEP advisors who train teachers on their use and implementation with students.
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 Costa Rica together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
GESPRO (Office for the Production of Educational and Digital Resources)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project might change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Management of Ajax methods
• Expertise in HTML5
• Knowledge of Node-JS
• Intermediate level in CSS3
• Knowledge of React-JS
• Intermediate Spanish (This is the ideal minimum level for the work place as many colleagues speak English. Outside of the workplace more Spanish is needed.)
• Research and problem solving skills
• Teamwork skills
• Proactive and enthusiastic
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 Costa Rica
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