Peace Corps Timor Leste – Technical Trainer (TT) – CD 21 de Juno de 2015

Peace Corps Timor Leste

Peace Corps Timor Leste

Position Announcement

The United States Peace Corps program in Timor-Leste seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the following short-term position (approximately 95 working days; 1 week training (August 24-28) and start date on or about September 8):

Pre-Service Training (PST) Technical Trainer

The United Peace Corps is a non-political, non-religious organization. The Peace Corps is an agency of the United States Government and was founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. General information about Peace Corps can be found on

The Technical Trainer (TT) is responsible for the design and implementation of a training course for Peace Corps trainees that is based upon the core competencies and the learning objectives for Peace Corps Timor-Leste Pre-Service Training (PST). Implementation of this training may include formal group training sessions, small group sessions, assignment to be completed both in groups and individually, facilitated sessions; practicum in the group of community, with youth group, women group and with local organizations; visits to local organizations/institutions, and post-PST ongoing learning assignments. The work of the Technical Trainer is under the management and direction of the Training Manager.  The Technical Trainer is responsible for working with other staff to plan and coordinate these activities and others that makes up the training. The Training Manager will oversee the Technical Trainer’s activities on a daily basis.

This is a contracted position and requires living and working fulltime at the central PST training site, with frequent travel to training cluster and/or Dili. The TT will be required to follow a six-day work week, with additional preparation time and activities in the evening, and on weekend and holidays.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*      Help create & implement Pre-Service holistic community-based and experiential adult training driven by Core Competencies and Learning Objectives, aimed at preparing the trainees for a successful start to the first 6 months of service, keeping in mind that this Pre-Service Training is part of ongoing training throughout Peace Corps Service;

*      Facilitate/Co-facilitate grassroots community development, cross-cultural or other training sessions as appropriate;

*      Assist in the review and revision of the technical assignments and resource materials for Trainees;

*      Assist in the organization and implementation of the Trainees’ practicum and project activities at cluster sites;

*      Assist in the review and revision of the technical assignments and resource materials for Trainees;



ü  Any university degree

ü  Minimum three years’ experience working in a program and training support role (five years preferred for maximum consideration)

ü  Strong training skills; ability to work as a member of a training team and to interact with diverse PCTs;

ü  Training experience with international organizations (preferred);

ü  Flexibility and good counseling skills;

ü  Fluency in Tetun and English required;

ü  Administrative skills.

ü  Ability to think independently with little supervision; willing to learn new approaches and tolerate flexible working hours;

ü  Personal integrity, strong cross-cultural skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a busy and intense team environment; and

ü  Ability to stay in the training community during the Pre-Service Training period.

This position is a FSN grade equivalent of 8 and it has a salary range of approximately $3,500 – $3,800 for the total period of performance.  Housing during the PST training period will be provided at the training site. No other benefits are provided.


Important!  For consideration, all applicants must submit a Resume (CV) of NO MORE THAN 4 PAGES, together with a Cover Letter stating in detail how their education and experience fulfills the requirements of the position.  Submitted material must address each listed requirement.  Both Cover Letter and Resume (CV) must be type written in English, saved as a Word or PDF file with applicant’s name in the filename (example: JSmith_CV.pdf, JSmith_Cover_Letter.pdf) and emailed to: Email subject line should state:Application for Tech Trainer.

Closing date: Applications must be received no later than midnight, Sunday June 21st for maximum consideration. No phone calls or personal visits related to this vacancy will be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


The Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer.

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