27 January, 2019

Program Manager Literacy Project (English Literacy)

Peace Corps Vanuatu
Port Vila

Due Date
3 Feb 2019

Full Time Permanent

Organisation Description
Peace Corps Vanuatu Vision:  Serve, Empower & Collaborate with the
People of Vanuatu to achieve sustainable growth

Job Description
Peace Corps Vanuatu wishes to recruit a highly qualified Ni-Vanuatu professional as the Program Manager for the Literacy Project (LP).  The LP Program Manager is a mid-level position in the Peace Corps Vanuatu Post, reports directly to the Director of Programming and Training and manages the LP Program.  The LP Program trains volunteers to assist communities to achieve the Ministry of Education’s goals relating to Literacy.  Volunteers seek to improve literacy by co-teaching, promoting the use of reading assessments, phonics or other techniques in rural primary schools. 

Work Hours:  Full Time, Monday – Friday, plus after hour emergencies. Candidate must have the ability to be flexible in order to respond to matters that may occur after work hours and on weekends; must be able to travel (and overnight at outer islands) on short notice. 
Selection Criteria
Conditions of Employment:

• Vanuatu Citizen or possess or be able to obtain a valid work/resident Visa
• Able to pass a U.S. Embassy background security investigation
• Possess or be able to obtain a valid Vanuatu driver’s license

Minimum Required Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
• 3 years’ experience as a program or mid-level manager in public, NGO or private sector
• Some experience teaching in a formal classroom environment or conducting training
• Fluency in written and spoken Bislama
• Some experience working in a cross-cultural context
• Some experience working with an international organization
• Willingness to travel extensively (may be up to 30% domestically and internationally)
• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and other Windows-based office automation applications

Desired Qualifications:
• 5 or more years’ experience as a program manager in Education or Community
• A bachelor’s degree in Education, English as a Second Language, Project Management, Community Development or other related field
• Post-graduate, Master’s Degree or PhD in related field
• Experience as a team leader or supervisor with an international organization
• Experience teaching in a classroom environment or conducting training for expatriate volunteers
• Demonstrated experience interacting with and supporting volunteers preferred
• Demonstrated proficiency integrating multi-media into presentations and publications
• Training others
o Ability to design and develop highly interactive technical training sessions, utilizing
technology, to Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers who will serve as Teacher Advisors. 
o Skill at delivering dynamic training sessions to Peace Corps Trainees, Volunteers, and
community members in both English and Bislama. 
o Skill at integrating multi-media (video, music, animation) into Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation software.

• Representation of Peace Corps
o Ability to assess the impact of changes in governmental policies or standards on the
operation of the MoET program. 
o Ability to work with local communities to identify and develop appropriate placements for
Peace Corps Volunteers, in conformance with applicable rules and regulations. 
o Ability to represent Peace Corps to high government officials from Vanuatu, the U.S., and
other diplomatic missions.

• Compliance
o Ability to contribute to the LP design within the framework established by Peace Corps
headquarters via the annual LP project framework review. 
o Skill at designing systems to track the requested number and quality of contacts with
Peace Corps Volunteers, their communities, and school counterparts. 
o Skill at resolving cultural and behavioral issues encountered by Volunteers at site involving the school, or community.

• Inclusion/Innovation
o Willingness to adapt to change and utilize inclusion as a strategy to enhance opportunities for innovation. 
VT2,900,000 to VT3,500,000 per annum

How to Apply
Apply by:
In person

Contact Person
Director of Management & Operations, Peace Corps Vanuatu

Contact Phone Number
(678) 35170

E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
Mail:  Director of Management & Operations, Peace Corps Vanuatu, PMB 9097, Port Vila Vanuatu
Deliver: Peace Corps Vanuatu, Level 1, Vila Mall Building, Pierre Lamy Street, Port Vila

Website to Obtain Further Information

How to apply - more information
Candidates interested in this position should submit:   1) Cover Letter must address how the candidate meets the conditions of employment and required minimum qualifications;  2) Curriculum Vitae;  3) Three references with current contact information.

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