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PROGRAM MANAGER/ PROGRAM ASSISTANT/PROGRAMMING & TRAINING SPECIALIST - TEACHER EMPOWERMENT FOR STUDENT SUCCESS (TESS)

I) Program Manager- Teacher Empowerment for Student Success

 

Reports to:                          Director of Programming & Training  

 

Supervises:                           Programming & Training Specalist- TESS and Program Assistant- TESS

 

Workweek:                           40 hour workweek

 

Position Summary:

The TESS Program Manager is one of two TESS Program Managers that works closely with the entire P&T team to develop and manage the TESS project in Thailand and provide support to Volunteers and their Thai community partners. They help to ensure that TESS project goals and objectives are fulfilled and that the project meets the needs of Post’s implementing and collaborating partners, as well as the expressed priorities of the schools and communities being served. As a senior staff member, the Program Manager actively contributes to the overall direction of the Peace Corps program in Thailand and helps to ensure the safety and security of Trainees and Volunteers.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination

Peace Corps Thailand closely collaborates with Royal Thai Government (RTG) agencies; the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation (DTEC); the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC); and the Department of Local Administration (DLA), to ensure that the TESS project meets the expressed needs of our local Thai partners.

Programming

The TESS project is designed and implemented so that Volunteers and Thai community partners collaborate closely on shared goals and objectives. The Program Manager collaborates closely with the PTS, PA, other PMs and with other programming and training staff, to ensure continuous improvement and innovation in the quality of the TESS program.

Training

Peace Corps conducts extensive Pre-Service Training to prepare Volunteers for their technical assignment, as well as various in-service events that provide Volunteers and their Thai partners updated knowledge and skills in technical and other areas.

Volunteer Support

Volunteers are provided quality training and ongoing project support that equips them to be self-sufficient and to have a productive and fulfilling experience at site. The Program Managers are the primary support and contact people for TESS Volunteers.

 

Staff Support

The Programming and Training staff must be sure that programming and training functions reflect and support each other and that P&T efforts are fully integrated.

 

Safety and Security

Every Peace Corps Thailand staff member has duties and responsibilities directly and/or indirectly associated with Safety and Security.

 

Supervisory

Performs management and supervisory functions for the PTS and PA. Provides vision and communicates mission and organizational goals to all subordinates. Sets standard/leads by example. Implements/complies with appropriate Peace Corps programs. Secures/allocates/manages resources for effectiveness and efficiency. Takes timely and appropriate personnel actions. Develops subordinates through mentoring, counseling, providing challenging training and work assignments and timely performance evaluations. 

 

Occasional Money Handler

The personal service contractor (PSC) may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to Pre-Service Training/In-Service Training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer.  The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to Peace Corps trainees or volunteers.  The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient.  In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree mandatory preferably in English Education, TEFL or relevant topic.
  • Six or more years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of Thai education systems, English education strategy and priorities.
  • Extensive teaching or education program management experience.  Supervisory experience an advantage. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Thai. Excellent translation skills.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and use of data to make decisions and inform program direction.
  • Background and experience in organizational development and capacity-building of non-governmental and other community-based organizations, youth development and program management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable and willing to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Strong computer, coordination and organizational skills; excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Prior experience working with Americans in an international organization and/or living abroad preferred;
  • Personal skills: flexible, adaptable, reliable, sense of humor, sensitivity to gender and diversity issues;
  • Ability to travel up to 40%

 

 

 

 

 

II) Program Assistant- Teacher Empowerment for Student Success (TESS)

 

Reports to:                          Program Manager- TESS

 

Workweek:                           40 hour workweek

 

 

Position Summary:              

The Program Assistant (PA) is a fulltime contracted position in the Peace Corps office in Bangkok. The PA is responsible for providing office and field support to the Program Manager (PM) and the Program and Training Specialist (PTS) for the Teacher Empowerment for Student Success (TESS) project. The PA is responsible for program support matters, administrative and logistical support, as well as safety and security. They are also an important contact and resource person for TESS Volunteers. The PA occasionally travels to the field and acts as on-site coordinator for in-service training events.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination

Peace Corps Thailand closely collaborates with Royal Thai Government (RTG) agencies; Thailand International Development Cooperation Administration (TICA) and the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to ensure that the TESS project meets the expressed needs of our local Thai partners.

Programming Support

The TESS program is designed and implemented so that Volunteers and Thai community partners collaborate closely on shared goals and objectives. The Program Assistant plays an important role in helping the PM and PTS ensure continuous improvement and innovation in the quality of the projects.

 

Training Support

Peace Corps conducts extensive pre-service training to prepare Volunteers for their technical assignment, as well as various in-service events that provide Volunteers and their Thai partners updated knowledge and skills in technical and other areas.

 

Volunteer Support

Volunteers are provided quality training and ongoing project support that equips them to be self-sufficient and to have a productive and fulfilling experience at site. The Program Assistant is an important support and contact person for Volunteers.

 

Safety and Security

Every Peace Corps Thailand staff member has duties and responsibilities directly and/or indirectly associated with Safety and Security.

 

Occasional Money Handler

The personal service contractor (PSC) may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to Pre-Service Training/In-Service Training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer.  The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to Peace Corps trainees or volunteers.  The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient.  In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience;
  • 3 years-experience working on project implementation in education field, preferably with Americans in an international organization;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Thai and English; strong written English skills;
  • Program and Administrative support experience;
  • Proficiency with standard office computer programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable and willing to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Strong computer, coordination and organizational skills; excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Flexible, motivated and self-directed;
  • Prior experience working with Americans in an international organization
  • Valid Thai work and residency permit required.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time

 

 

 

 

III) Programming & Training Specialist- Teacher empowerment for student success

 

Reports to:                          Program Manager- TESS  

 

Workweek:                           FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

 

Special Notes:                    This position requires 50% travel, including 4 months at the Pre-Service training site as well as site identification trips upcountry.

 

 

Position Summary:

The Programming and Training Specialist (PTS) works with the Program Manager (PM) and training staff to provide technical support to the Teacher Empowerment for Student Success Project (TESS) in Thailand, as well as provide support to Trainees, Volunteers and Thai community partners. They work collaboratively with the Program Manager to ensure that project goals and objectives are fulfilled and that the project meets the needs of the post’s Royal Thai Government (RTG) implementing and collaborating partners, as well as the expressed priorities of the schools and communities being served. During Pre-Service Training (PST), the Programming & Training Specialist will join the training team and act as the technical coordinator to support the technical aspect of training, including the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification of Trainees and Volunteers.  The Programming and Training Specialist will also actively contribute to the overall direction of the Peace Corps program in Thailand and help to ensure the safety and security of Trainees and Volunteers.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordination

Peace Corps Thailand closely collaborates with the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) of Royal Thai Government (RTG) to ensure that the TESS Project meets the expressed needs of our local Thai partners.

 

Programming

The TESS Project is designed and implemented so that Volunteers and Thai community partners collaborate closely on shared goals and objectives. The Programming and Training Specialist supports the PM to ensure continuous improvement and innovation in the quality of the projects.

Training

Peace Corps conducts extensive Pre-service Training (PST) to prepare Volunteers for their technical assignment, as well as various in-service events that provide Volunteers and their Thai partners updated knowledge and skills in technical and other areas.

Volunteer Support

Volunteers are provided quality training and ongoing project support that equips them to be self-sufficient and to have a productive and fulfilling experience at site. The Programming and Training Specialist assists the Program Manager in this area and acts as an important back up contact person for Volunteers.

 

Staff Collaboration

The Programming and Training staff must assure that programming and training functions reflect and support each other and that P&T efforts are fully integrated.

 

Safety and Security

Every Peace Corps Thailand staff member has duties and responsibilities directly and/or indirectly associated with Safety and Security.

 

Occasional Money Handler

The personal service contractor (PSC) may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to Pre-Service Training/In-Service Training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer.  The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to Peace Corps trainees or volunteers.  The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient.  In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English Education or another area with TEFL degree. 
  • A minimum of 2 years experience teaching English; experience teaching teachers of English preferred;
  • Prior experience working with Americans in an international organization and/or living abroad preferred;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Thai and English; strong written English skills;
  • Familiarity with the Ministry of Education, and Thai education system and English education.
  • Background and experience in organizational development and capacity-building of non-governmental and other community-based organizations, youth development and program management;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable and willing to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills; comfortable leading sessions for big groups
  • Ability to train adults, assess competency of learners and provide constructive feedback
  • Strong computer, coordination and organizational skills; excellent cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Flexible, motivated and self-directed; willingness to travel extensively throughout the country;
  • Personal skills: flexible, adaptable, reliable, sense of humor, sensitivity to gender and diversity;
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time, all over Thailand;
  • Must be willing to relocate to an upcountry location for 4 months every year for Peace Corps volunteers’ Pre-Service Training

 

 

Other Information, including Benefits:

 

  • Expected Start Date:   After successful background security check
  • Duty Station:   Bangkok (Dusit District near Krung Thon Bridge)
  • Insurance:        Group Health, Life Insurance, and Workmen Compensation Plan paid by
    Peace  Corps
  • Bonus:             Eligible for 13th month prorated bonus
  • Holidays:         Approximately 20 paid holidays/year (office closures on certain holidays)
  • Annual Leave  11 annual leave (personal vacation) days/year to start

 

 

Application Period: November 1 – 30, 2019.

To apply: Submit a (1) required PC Application Form, (2) required cover letter or email explaining qualifications for the role, expected salary, interest in Peace Cops, and (3) optional resume to: PCThailandJobs@peacecorps.gov

Required PC Application form and the full Statement of Work are here: https://www.peacecorps.gov/thailand/contracts

Notes: (i) Only Thai nationals only; no visa sponsorships. (ii) Only short listed candidates will be contacted. (iii) Contractors who resigned or voluntarily terminated full-time employment with Peace Corps in the past 12 months are ineligible for consideration. (iv) Current PC Contractors must have been in their current roles for at least 12 months to be eligible for consideration.

Contact : PCThailandJobs@peacecorps.gov


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