Basic Education Program Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) with a Master’s Degree in Education, three years’ experience in teacher education/classroom teaching in, and three years’ experience in education research is needed to work with the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines and the Bureau of Learning Delivery - Teaching and Learning Division (BLD-TLD). As the main agency tasked to manage and govern the Philippine system of basic education, DepEd formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all learning institutions, both public and private. BLD-TLD is one of the offices under the Curriculum and Instruction Strand of DepEd. It is the key office mandated to design and develop models of instruction, including assessment modes for basic education appropriate for all types of learners, formulate enabling policies and guidelines for the implementation of innovative teaching-learning approaches, and define learning environment requirements, among other duties.

Given the gravity of these mandates, BLD-TLD deems it necessary that external forms of technical assistance be provided to its specialists in order to ensure exemplary accomplishment of their respective functions. The BLD-TLD specialists recognize the fact that their peak performance can be better achieved through the help of a PCRV. A PCRV is needed to design and deliver in-house trainings on the enhancements of BLD-TLD personnel’s planning, organizational, and communication skills, assist in the development of instructional resource materials for online and offline learning delivery platforms, and assist with the design of learning management platforms.

Partner Information

Department Of Education (DepEd), Bureau Of Learning Delivery -- Teaching And Learning Division (BLD-TLD)

Required Skills

• Master’s Degree in Education;
• At least three (3) years’ experience in teacher education and classroom teaching in basic education;
• At least three (3) years’ experience in education research, development, planning, implementation or other relevant experience; and
• Excellent personal relational skills with demonstrated flexibility and patience.

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.

Medical Considerations in Philippines

  • Philippines may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten, peanuts, and shellfish.
  • After arrival in Philippines, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

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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