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    This position is located in the Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS), Language Division. The purpose of OPATS is to support programming, training and evaluation staff at overseas posts to best position Volunteers for successful service. OPATS supports the Peace Corps’ three regional offices (Regions) Africa (AF); Europe, Mediterranean and Asia (EMA); and Inter-America and the Pacific (IAP) to set standards and respond to programming, training and evaluation needs.

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    The Language Training Specialist performs the following major duties:

    • Evaluates Peace Corps language training programs, strategies, techniques, and methodologies, and identifies aspects of training models that are successful.

    • Writes formal and informal guidance on language program planning and implementation.

    • Designs standardized templates for language training materials such as textbooks, practice books, teacher guides, etc. and advises post on adapting them.

    • Collaborates with Region and post staff to plan, design and facilitate training workshops on language materials development.

    • Evaluates professional development needs of language teaching program staff globally, regionally, and locally and reports findings to posts, Regions and headquarters. 
    • Develops and implements or facilitates online training and development opportunities for language staff. 
    • Conducts research on program design and implementation, analyzes data and reports finding to stakeholders.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - This position requires up to 25% of travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511939800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.