Research and 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) with a Master’s degree in Education or related field and at least three years’ experience in planning and conducting research in any field of education, three years’ experience planning and conducting extension activities, and three years’ experience in developing standardized questionnaires for research and extension is needed to work with Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) Lemery Campus. The PCRV will work with the Dean of the College of Teacher Education and the Director of Research, Development, and Extension of the campus. As a state university, Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College is mandated to provide higher level instruction, promote research and extension services, advance studies and progressive leadership in all academic fields. While the passing percentage of its Teacher Education graduates on the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET-Elementary) is a strength, NIPSC Lemery Campus had been found wanting in terms of its performance in research, particularly in the area of publication, patenting and copyrighting. Thus the school would like to engage in a collaborative endeavor with a Peace Corps Response Volunteer to take the appropriate steps in fostering not only an effective and efficient research culture among the faculty but also for the extension services of the college.

The PCRV is needed to serve as a technical expert to strengthen and develop research among faculty and students that is relevant and will create an impact with the stakeholders through global and international linkages for effective curriculum, instruction, and research. The PCRV will review and assess the campus’ current research and extension development efforts; conduct trainings and/or workshop activities with faculty members on research methods, data analysis and modeling, and the creation of valid research questionnaires. The PCRV will also act as resource person, giving guest lectures in school academic activities, among other relevant activities. The overall goal of the position is the build the capacity of the faculty of NIPSC Lemery Campus to conduct effective research that can be published in internationally recognized journals.

Partner Information

Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) Lemery Campus

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in education or another relevant field
• At least three (3) years’ experience in planning and conducting research in any field of education;
• At least three (3) years’ experience in planning and conducting extension activities;
• At least three (3) years’ experience in developing standardized questionnaires for research and extension;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated flexibility.

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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