Information & Communications Technology Training 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

An Information & Communications Technology Training Specialist with advanced-level French, a master’s degree in ICT or a related field, and at least three years’ experience of teaching in classroom or lab settings at the secondary school or university level is needed to assist the Higher Institute of Education and Sciences of Guinea (ISSEG) with the development of their ICT program. Since its opening in 1979, ISSEG has been training new and in-service Elementary and Secondary School Teachers, Education Advisors, Inspectors of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education Experts, Planners, and Administrators, but the institute lacks a functional ICT Department. Currently, basic ICT classes are being taught but only at a very elementary level. ISSEG has requested technical support from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to develop, with staff, the curriculum and requirements of an ICT Department in the institute.

The PCRV will be working with the teaching staff of ISSEG to train them in ICT. That training will include training student teachers in ICT, supporting teachers in teaching ICT classes, assisting in developing training and teaching practices, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the teacher training, and assisting in the development of grant proposals for the acquisition of basic ICT tools and materials for the institute’s ICT Lab. The PCRV will also identify and develop a handbook on good learning strategies and techniques for ICT students at the institute. The overall goal is to improve the level of the teaching staff in all mentioned ICT domains to enable them to better teach the institute’s student teachers.

Partner Information

Institute Supérieur de Science et Education de Guinée (ISSEG)

Required Skills

1. Master’s Degree in ICT or a related field
2. Three (3) years’ experience of teaching in classroom or lab settings at the secondary school or university level
3. Experience in teaching to beginner and advanced learners
4. Advanced French is required
5. Successful experience in training trainers to high efficiency
6. Experience in designing training materials, developing training methods and in monitoring and evaluating training.

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 Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; 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: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Guinea, 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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