Technical and Cultural Facilitator for Special Needs

The United States Peace Corps is a US government agency in Macedonia and seeks qualified and motivated candidates for a temporary full-time position as:

Technical and Cultural Facilitator for Special Needs

Under the direction of the Training Manager, the Technical and Cultural Facilitator for Special Needs will be responsible for working closely with a Peace Corps Program Manager to design, plan, and conduct the technical component of an 11-week community-based Pre-Service Training for a group of 50 American Peace Corps Volunteers.

The facilitator will train Americans on how to work with people with special needs in Macedonia, including providing information about educational and social services for people with special needs in Macedonia and organizing and supervising a practical training component. The facilitator will be supported by 2 skilled American Resource Volunteers who have experience working with people with special needs in Macedonia.

The position is based in Skopje, but requires frequent travel to 5 regional training facilities. 

Employment Dates: August 22-December 5 (15 weeks)

 

Peace Corps Provides:

  • Networking opportunities with leading practitioners in Macedonia in the field of special needs
  • Opportunity to exchange knowledge, skills, and experience with American professionals in the field of special needs
  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience with a US government agency/ international organization
  • Opportunity to work in a multicultural team and build intercultural competence
  • Potential opportunity to assist during future Peace Corps trainings

 

Requirements:

  • University degree in a related field;
  • Practical experience in working with people/children with special needs;
  • Experience and training in design and implementation of training programs for working with people with special needs;
  • Experience in teaching and/or training adults;
  • Practical experience working with foreigners (preferably Americans);
  • Experience in conducting training and logistical management of training events;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Macedonian and English. Albanian is a plus;
  • Computer skills;
  • Willingness to work as part of a team;
  • Willingness to travel to various communities around Macedonia.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV by email to jobs@mk.peacecorps.gov by May 29, 2017. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer. 

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