Job Overview

Summary

Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" for small agencies in 2012, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There's a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant "Community" atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants "what you can do for your country" . . . and the world.

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Peace Corps applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=RPPJD.

Duties

(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

Works in cooperation with a team of Technical Training Specialists to ensure the quality and consistency of Peace Corps training materials and to support overseas staff in implementing training materials. In collaboration with Program Sector Specialists, designs and develops technical training curricula using the Training Design & Evaluation process (Peace Corps' instructional systems design process). Collects, assesses and recommends promising practices with respect to technical training learning objectives, session plans, and assessment tools. Researches and analyzes newest technical training methodologies, materials and tools (including e-learning materials). Identifies and collects professional technical training materials which would be useful to posts.
Provides expert advice and guidance to posts on technical training issues. Provides long distance and on-site technical assistance to overseas posts as needed. Supports post and regional strategic planning efforts involving technical training programs. Reviews and analyzes technical training designs and materials in response to post requests for assistance. Provides feedback to posts along with recommendations for technical training improvements.
Designs and facilitates Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops for overseas programming and training staff. Provides on-going training and technical assistance to field-based program and training managers on technical training issues and lessons learned.
Participates in the evaluation of Peace Corps technical training programs by promoting continuous assessment of technical training activities in order to determine those training models which are most effective in achieving programmatic goals. Conducts studies of Peace Corps technical training practices and formulates recommendations for how both consistency and quality can be improved.
Analyzes annual training reports and develops a global summary including promising practices and challenges in training. Consults with field staff to design effective training evaluation systems to measure Volunteer learning and application of that learning.

Additional experience and expertise related to e-learning and/or cross-cultural education is desired.