Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Literacy Coordinator, with a Bachelor’s degree in early education and at least two years’ experience in teaching at an elementary school, will be placed at a government school that has both elementary and middle schools. The Response Volunteer will be asked to do a combination of duties, including co-teaching lower grades phonics and literacy, and leading teacher trainings and afterschool literacy activities. In addition, the Literacy Teacher Trainer will co-develop and co-implement a participatory inventory and analysis of Liberia’s literacy programs for primary and middle grades. The goal of this assignment is for the Response Volunteer to report on the successes and challenges of their literacy assignment in order to help Peace Corps Liberia study the efficacy of this literacy movement.
Please note that candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so the departure date is not flexible. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.
• 2-5 years’ experience teaching elementary school
• Experience in teaching ESOL and/or Literacy
• Ability to adapt to and work in a very low-resource environment, including very limited transportation, internet access, and other amenities
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 Liberia
- Liberia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Liberia, 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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