Research Specialist for Sign Language Dictionary
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
Two Research Specialists, with at least an undergraduate degree in sign language or deaf education studies and 5 years’ experience in linguistic projects, are needed to assist in the preparation of the final submission draft of the Eswatini Sign Language Dictionary. The PCRVs will work with staff in the preparation of the final submission draft of the dictionary, and make recommendations about organization, presentation and content of the dictionary. The Volunteers will also collaborate with principal researcher and counterparts in planning and conducting stakeholder lemmatization meetings, prepare sign samples for stakeholder lemmatization meetings, and evaluate significance of variation in signing among the four regions of Eswatini. The goal of this assignment is to build local capacity to complete a full Eswatini Sign Language Dictionary.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need.
• At least 5 years’ experience on linguist assignment
• Strong facilitation and training background
• Knowledge of Deaf culture and Sign Language
• Openness and willingness to learn Swazi Sign Language
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 Eswatini
- Eswatini may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild and childhood; dermatology; insulin-dependent diabetes; gastroenterology; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizure disorder, urology; 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: peanut.
- After arrival in Eswatini, 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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