Science Teacher Trainer
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The Science Teacher Trainers, with Bachelor’s degrees in Science and at least two years’ experience in teaching science, will each be placed at one of three RTTIs to help address the underlying development issues and needs. They will plan, prepare, and deliver high quality training that meets the needs of different learners, taking individual learning styles into account. In addition, they will provide support to their science-teaching colleagues by planning and facilitating workshops and developing instructional materials. The goal of this assignment is for the Response Volunteers to build the capacity of both the students and colleagues in science instruction.
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.
• At least two years of experience in teaching math and/or science in the formal or non-formal sector
• 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 also 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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