Research and Curriculum Development 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

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Research and Curriculum Development Specialist for the Eswatini Institute Of Management And Public Administration (ESIMPA) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. ESIMPA was established in 1965 to train junior level civil servants, particularly secretarial, clerical and accounting officers, and ESIMPA’s mandate is to contribute to the raising of performance standards, primarily in the delivery of public services. The research component needs strengthening to inform curriculum development that addresses training gaps in the public service. Therefore, the assistance of a PCRV is sought to build the capacity of ESIMPA academic staff on designing curriculum that addresses public service policy and management issues.

The Research and Curriculum Development Specialist, with a master’s degree in a field related to adult education and curriculum development and at least 3 years’ experience in adult education, is needed to work with ESIMPA academic staff on how best they can conduct and apply research findings in their curriculum and module development. The PCRV will identify gaps and opportunities in the trainings conducted within the institution, participate in the development and refinement of training modules, and make evidence-based contributions to the remodeling of public service training programs within ESIMPA. The overall goal is to improve the quality of training at ESIMPA by building the capacity of the academic staff to incorporate research findings into curriculum and module development for public service policy and management.

Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.

Partner Information

Eswatini Institute Of Management And Public Administration (ESIMPA)

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in a field related to adult education and curriculum development
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in adult education
• Should have a strong research consultancy background
• Data analysis and application skills
• Facilitation and training skills
• Willingness to work in low-resourced setting

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

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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