Math/Numeracy Support Officer

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) is needed to serve as a Math/Numeracy Support Officer at the Ministry of Education, Reconciliation & Ecclesiastical Affairs, Curriculum Development Unit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Over the years, concerns have been raised about the low performance in math in primary schools and the Ministry of Education has responded by providing higher education and on-going professional development training for classroom practitioners in math education and appropriate graded level instructional materials. Despite the attention given to math, students’ achievement is still below the targeted standards. Broadly, this project aims to improve teaching of math in schools. Ultimately, it is expected that participating primary and lower secondary school students would perform at the appropriate grade level and struggling students would improve by at least two grade levels. As a result, there is need for continuous professional development in the teaching of Mathematics.

A Math/Numeracy Support Officer , with at least a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field and five years’ experience as a classroom teacher or school administrator, is needed to work with the counterparts and teachers to build their capacity to identify and diagnose students’ weaknesses, and develop and implement appropriate intervention strategies to meet students’ needs, individually, and in small and large groups. The PCRV will also support teachers in identifying as well as creating appropriate teaching/ learning resources, both online and otherwise, to enhance student achievement. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the Curriculum Development Unit and the teachers in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines to provide effective mathematics classroom instruction.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education, Reconciliation & Ecclesiastical Affairs, Curriculum Development Unit

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in Math or a similar education-related field
• 5+ years’ experience as a successful primary school teacher or secondary school math teacher, math resource teacher or administrator
• A valid teaching license/certification
• Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Internet
• Experience developing and/or conducting education related training sessions

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 Eastern Caribbean

  • Eastern Caribbean may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: 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: none identified.
  • After arrival in Eastern Caribbean, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and 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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