English Language Curriculum Developer

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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) is needed to serve as an English Language Curriculum Developer for the Ministry of Education in Moroni, Comoros. The National Ministry of Education (NME) is implementing a newly-established national English language education strategy by incorporating English language teaching in primary schools. In addition to this initiative, the English language is going to be a mandatory subject at all levels. The Government of Comoros is implementing a national English language education strategy and has requested a PCRV to assist the ministry to implement and strengthen its ESL programming from the primary to high school levels.

An English Language Curriculum Developer, with intermediate to advanced French skills and experience in English language education and curriculum development, is needed to work within the Ministry of Education to revise existing secondary school curricula and develop a new curriculum for the introduction of English at the primary-school level. Among many duties, the PCRV will assist in revising and developing curricula; designing and implementing teacher training and professional development opportunities; strengthening English teacher capacity to speak and teach English; and developing teaching materials, lesson plans, and technical support materials for English language teachers. The PCRV at the Ministry of Education will collaborate with other Education PCRVs in Comoros to collect and compile model lesson plans for eventual training on and distribution of these materials to Comorian teachers.

Please note this is an approximate departure date and may change.


The National Ministry of Education (MEN)

Required Skills

• Master of Arts (MA) in TESOL, ESL, Language Education, Curriculum Development, or related field
• Previous experience in English curriculum development
• At least five years of teaching experience
• Intermediate to advanced French proficiency
• Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) OR a minimum of at least two years working overseas in an international development context

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 Comoros

  • Comoros may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified. 
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: gluten.
  • After arrival in Comoros, 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 also review Important Medical Information for Applicants [PDF] to learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.

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