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Vacancy Announcement for Training Manager (TM)

United States Peace Corps in Guyana

Basic Functions of the Position:

Manage the design, delivery and evaluation of competency-based training to prepare Peace Corps Trainees for two years of volunteer service in Guyana. Coordinate and manage the development and implementation of the training curriculum, which includes Pre-Service Training, as well as all in-service trainings for Volunteers throughout the year.  Manage relevant staff and budgets associated with training programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Guides program and training staff in the design, monitoring, evaluation and revision of a comprehensive set of technical, core, language, cross-cultural, sector, and personal health/safety competencies which will prepare Trainees and Volunteers to effectively serve with their community counterparts.
  • Develops and implements a community-based training program based on competencies that integrate technical areas, language, cross-cultural, and core topics.
  • Manages a team of trainers, resource persons, resource volunteers, and staff in the implementation of training curriculum and goals.
  • Develops and monitors a training budget in collaboration with the PTO and Administrative Officer.
  • Oversees the planning and preparation of training activities and events.
  • Oversees the development of all training documents/reports and provides quality feedback to the training team in a timely manner that allows for integrated planning and evaluation.
  • Facilitates large and small group training activities, modeling a variety of non-formal, adult education techniques in the delivery of training.
  • Conducts training sessions for many core competencies and selected sector/technical competencies.
  • Guides/directs the evaluation of trainees’ progress, including written assessments, interviews, and staff roundtable meetings.
  • Serves as member of the PC Guyana Team.

Qualifications – Education/Experience:

  • University bachelor degree in adult education, human resources management, or a development related field OR 4 years of equivalent experience in adult, non-formal education required.

Qualifications – Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

  • Experience researching, designing, and delivering a multi-component training program for adults.
  • Demonstrated, management, administration, or coordination of a training program, including personnel management.
  • Knowledge of train-the-trainer approaches, group dynamics and facilitation techniques for education programs.
  • Must be a very resourceful and creative individual capable of designing flexible options to respond to training needs.
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills and ability to make presentations comfortably in front of a group.
  • Experience managing budgets and expenses in a high accountability environment.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Job requires brief to extended periods of in-country travel for training.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Guyanese culture, communities, and geography.
  • Licensed driver.

Position Salary: Salary negotiable based on previous experience and qualifications.

Position Duration: 1-year contract position renewable upon satisfactory performance.

Application Process/Deadline: Submit resume with cover letter and two reference contacts via email to no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2009, or mail them to: Peace Corps Guyana, TM Vacancy, P.O. Box 101192, Georgetown.  Proposed start date: Monday, September 14, 2009.

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3 Responses to “Peace Corps Guyana: Training Manager”

  1. Mayfield Benjamin

    I am interested in the position, however I noticed that the closing date did not correspondence with the closing date that was published in the Sunday Stabroek dated
    30th September, 2012.

  2. Mayfield Benjamin

    Is there an age range for interested applicants?
    Will the successful candidate be required to travell in and out of Guyana?
    Please note that I have worked in two of the Hinterland Regions Of GUYANA and was fotunate to supervise Peace Corps Volunteers that were assigned to the education departments in the respective regions.
    Hope to receive an early response.
    Thank You.

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