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4174 Peace Corps Program Mgr 9-20 Oct 2017

Peace Corps/Tonga

Position Vacancy

    Program Manager: English Literacy Project

Peace Corps/Tonga is seeking applications for the position of Program Manager of our English Literacy Project, which places Volunteers primarily in rural primary schools to assist with English literacy instruction.  The position is responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including but not limited to:

  • Working closely with the PC/Tonga Training Manager to design and facilitate training sessions.
  • Working closely with Ministry of Education and Training (MET) to determine schools in need of the program and orient the primary school principal and teachers about the project.
  • Working with other Peace Corps staff and host communities to ensure the Volunteers have a healthy and safe living environment.
  • Supporting and advising Volunteers throughout their two years of service through visits, regular telephone and email communication, individual consultations, and reports.
  • Consulting with MET staff to help Volunteers and their colleagues overcome work related issues and challenges.
  • Implementing the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan, recommending changes as necessary.
  • Preparing various reports for PC Headquarters, MET, other partners and stakeholders, etc.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum  of five years of experience in program or project management
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Fluency in formal Tongan language and English, both written and spoken
  • Functional office computing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government officials; in particular, staff at all levels in the Ministry of Education and Training
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex and sensitive cross-cultural issues
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time and work extended hours and on weekends when necessary
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Desired qualifications: 

  • A degree, diploma or certificate in education, preferably related to English literacy instruction.

Candidates interested in the position should submit 1) a resume; 2) a list of three work references with current contact information; and 3) a cover letter that describes how the candidate meets the required and desired qualifications, such as; schooling, work experience, why you want to work for Peace Corps, salary history, number and expiration date of current driver’s license, in good health for extensive traveling , counselling experience, MET experience, ability to get an American visa via;

Mail:  Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps/Tonga, PO Box 147, Nuku’alofa, TONGA

Email: HR [at] to [dot] peacecorps [dot] gov (HR [at] to [dot] peacecorps [dot] gov)

In person: Peace Corps/Tonga Office, Hala Tupoulahi, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku’alofa

Visit the Peace Corps/Tonga web site for more information:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 20 October, 2017.