Library Curriculum Developer and Facilitator
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The PCRVs, with a master’s degree in Education, Library and Information Studies or related fields and three years’ experience implementing literacy or library-based learning initiatives in settings that include children from diverse and low-income communities are needed to work with their respective parish teams as well as consult with each other on the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination and Early Lap-Reading program. The initial assessment will involve conducting a sector inventory, mapping of services, and interviews among senior management, middle management, curriculum unit staff, and teachers to provide insights into the recent history and current aims of leadership in specific operational terms. The overall goal of this assignment is to develop a standardized framework for the Parent and Toddlers Lap-reading program and create a proposal on the ways in which the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) center will help students to prepare for the PEP assessment in Language Arts.
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 Jamaica together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• MA in Education, Library and Information Studies or related fields
• Three years’ experience implementing literacy or library-based learning initiatives in settings that include children from diverse and low-income communities
• Experience in assessment and report writing; training and facilitation
• Working knowledge of qualitative research methodologies
• Ability to live and work under challenging emotional and physical conditions
• Ability to work within a regional team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility in cross-cultural environment
• Ability to engage at all levels – community to policy
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.
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