TEFL Certificate Specialist

By Peace Corps in Zambia 2 weeks ago

Job details

Job deadline
22 November

Peace Corps/Zambia wishes to invite applications The TEFL Certificate Specialist (TEFL CS) will s fromP suitably qualified persons to fill the position of erves as the principal training and administrative support for implementing Peace Corps/Zambia’s TEFL Certificate program within the Rural Education Development (RED) project. His/her duties contribute to the efficient management of Peace Corps’ TEFL project activities. Such duties are performed in the following situations:


  • In collaboration with the Project Manager (PM) and Programming and Training Specialists (PTS), the TEFL CS has the responsibility for supporting the design, development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of Peace Corps Zambia Programming and Training system for TEFL Certificate
  • Shares training and administrative duties with the PTS related to the support of 70+ field-based Volunteers, and 35 Trainees per cycle
  • Accountable for maintaining and updating all data related to a Volunteer’s TEFL Certificate requirements (e.g. assessments, online learning community participation, observations etc.)
  • Organizes and provides Volunteers with relevant technical related resources; provides logistical support to program related events, preparation of relevant TEFL Certificate documents
  • The TEFL CS implements approved activities providing continuing programming and training support for Volunteers and works under the general supervision of the Education Program Manager
  • During the training cycle (PST and IST), the TEFL CS will share training duties with the PTS, act as primary contact for all TEFL Certificate questions, reporting, evaluating, and will take direction from the Training Manager and/or Pre-Service Training Specialist
  • Major duties and responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
  • TEFL Certificate Program Management: ordinate the calendar of learning assessments and provide the necessary tools and rubrics as needed
  • Collect, input and manage the results of the learning assessments
  • Manage timeline on pre-departure sessions and encourage full support of invitees for participation when necessary
  • Collect, input and manage the results of online pre-departure learning sessions
  • Help manage and facilitate discussion board events
  • Support and troubleshoot pre-departure online learning issues that invitees may encounter
  • Provide support for TEFL related Volunteer inquiries and feedback
  • Manage the procedural elements of the quarterly Online Learning Community events
  • Arrange logistics of staff observations of Volunteer teaching
  • Assist RED project staff with classroom observations
  • Organize and co-develop systems to monitor and track Volunteers’ TEFL activities including maintaining and archiving program files
  • Assist the programming team; Country Director, Director of Programming and Training, Program Manager and Training Manager in improving PCVs reporting systems, reviewing and providing feedback on Volunteer report forms and TEFL inquiries
  • Participate in the Integrated Planning and Budget System ( IPBS), project plans, information packets for C/Washington Training
  • Help manage and track the 30 month continuum and calendar of training events
  • Manage the production and delivery of TEFL training materials
  • Arrange logistics of training events
  • Be involved in training activities leading up to PST and IST, to develop different aspects and activities of the TEFL Certificate training including development of Training of Trainers workshops, recruitment of trainers and resource Volunteers, Training Design and Evaluation, designing of training sessions
  • Be a supporting member of the RED Project team in the development and implementation of Pre-Service Training
  • Provide input into PST and IST requisitions, supplies and materials
  • Collaborate with RED programming and training staff to lead periodic assessment of trainee progress during PST and IST
  • Collaborate with the rest of the training team to integrate all areas of instruction during PST including language aspects of technical training
  • Work with Training and Program manager and other training staff to support the training of supervisors and counterparts
  • Assist in developing the end of training report which identifies areas of improvement, success and identifies activities to implement in the following training cycle
  • In conjunction with the RED project team and the Training Manager, take the lead in coordinating the TEFL certificate technical training based on the assessment of Volunteers technical needs during site visits, Online Learning Community assignments and other needs assessments
  • Assist RED Project Manager to identify potential sites and assess the viability of current sites
  • Assist the Project Manager in visiting Volunteers to offer general and technical support, observe them teach
  • Prepare site visit reports indicating any required follow-up steps Required


  • Bachelor’s degree in English or related field of study, preferable with teaching credentials
  • Five years teaching experience in a Zambian primary or secondary school with 3 years at supervisory/leadership level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English ng modules and implementing training for adults using adult learning theory
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, Computer proficiency include knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

How to apply
Send a supporting documentation including a typed cover letter and CV (with at least three traceable references) that clearly documents how you meet each of the above requirements to:
The Human Resources Specialist,
Peace Corps Zambia,
71A Kabulonga Road,
PO Box 50707,

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