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I pace term three 2014 trainer position announcement and application form
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I pace term three 2014 trainer position announcement and application form
I pace term three 2014 trainer position announcement and application form
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  • 1. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 1 VACANCY ACCOUNCEMENT Position: iPACE Trainer Application deadline: July 6, 2014 Start date: Tentatively July 21, 2014 Location: American Center, Yangon, Myanmar Anticipated contract period: July 21 – August 30, 2014 (course prep week: April 21 – 26. Term Three five-week course period: July 28 – August 30. Part-time work. Number of hours to be determined depending on course assignment.) About iPACE: The Institute of Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) Program at the American Center provides training and education courses to Burmese community leaders involved in political parties, labor movements and civil society organizations. The goal of the program is to increase the knowledge and practical application of fundamental democratic principles and to promote citizen engagement to inform more representative and accountable governance. Since iPACE was established in September 2012, the Institute has trained nearly 400 participants. They represent 21 different political parties and 196 civil society organizations, including a diverse array of labor unions, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), student unions, disability rights groups, women’s empowerment groups, and political prisoner societies, among others. iPACE participants have come from 13 states and divisions, and represent all major religions of Burma. iPACE is implemented by World Learning – a global leader in education, leadership and exchange. See here for more info: http://www.worldlearning.org/what-we-do/projects/Institute- for-Political-and-Civic-Engagement-IPACE-in-Burma-Myanmar/ About the Position: iPACE trainers lead the institute’s intensive, in-depth courses which take place over five (5) weeks. Each course will demand up to 40 hours of in-class course instruction. The Trainer may work with an international trainer during the course to become familiar with the material and to co-train the class. The Trainer will participate in Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions with the international trainers and/or other iPACE veteran trainers. The Trainer will also independently teach many of the sessions without assistance of an international trainer. All curricula is provided by iPACE and designed by its international experts. This position is from July 21 to August 30 for approximately 2 to 4 days per week depending on assigned course(s).
  • 2. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 2 The Trainer can choose one or two classes. Trainer vacancies for Term Three 2014 include courses: English for Special Purposes, Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators, Pluralism and Citizenship, and Voter Education. Note on language of course instruction: iPACE leads courses in Myanmar language, except for English for Special Purposes. However, local trainers will be required to translate for international subject matter experts in class. If you apply for the English for Special Purposes course, please note this course is led in English. Key Duties:  Work with the international or national subject matter expert for content instruction and to provide input into the final curriculum design.  Co-train with the international or national subject matter expert for the full duration of Term Three course implementation: July 28 – August 30.  Participate in ToT with the international or local subject matter expert before the launch of Term Three (preparation week of July 21 - 26) and at designated times during the course (outside of scheduled course hours).  Prepare training reports, and collect data and information about the trainings.  Use feedback and observations systems to improve the quality of the training content and delivery. Required Experience, Qualifications and Attitudes:  Minimum two years training experience  Excellent written and spoken English  Fluent in Myanmar language  Flexible and able to adapt to changing plans and students  Self-motivated and open to new ideas  Experience working as a member of a diverse team  Academic or practical experience in the class subject you select Desired:  Experience working with members of civil society and/or political parties  Knowledge of and interest in political affairs  Proficiency in other languages used in Myanmar an advantage How to Apply:  Send the completed Trainer application (following pages) along with your CV to iPACE@state.gov by July 6, 2014. Applications can also be delivered to the American Center guard booth.
  • 3. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 3 Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) Trainer Application for Term Three, 2014 Application Instructions: Please submit the completed application by midnight, July 6, 2014. You may deliver the completed application via email to iPACE@state.gov or to the American Center guard booth, attention iPACE. You must complete the application in English. Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) Please type or handwrite clearly in pen. Section 1 – Background Information 1. Full Name: 2. Current Address (Street, City, Division/ State): 3. Email Address: 4. Telephone: 5. Sex (M/ F/Other): 6. Date of Birth (day/ month/ year): 7. Religion: 8. Ethnicity: 9. Job Title: 10. Organization:
  • 4. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 4 Section 2 – Professional Development 11a. Training Received: Have you received any training before? Yes / No If yes, please fill out 11b below. 11b. Training Received Training Organization Training Topics Number of days Month/ Year 12a. Training Conducted: Have you conducted any training before? Yes / No If yes, please fill out 12b below. 12b. Training Conducted Where/ To Whom Training Topics Number of days Month/ Year
  • 5. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 5 Section 3 – Professional and Volunteer Experience What work or activities, both paid and volunteer, are you doing now or have you done in the past? Please fill out the table below in the order of your most recent experiences first. 13a. Professional Experience Organization Job Title Activities/ Work You Do Location Start: mm/yy End: mm/yy 13b. Volunteer Experience Organization Job Title Activities/ Work You Do Location Start: mm/yy End: mm/yy
  • 6. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 6 Section 4 – Essay Section Please write a one to two paragraph response for each of the following questions. Please write in complete sentences and be sure to provide all of the requested information and details. You may write on the back of this page. 14. Please describe the topics in which you conduct trainings, and explain the training approaches, tools and methodologies that you use in your trainings. 15. Why are you interested in the class subject you have chosen as a trainer for this program? (Class choices are on pages 7-8.)
  • 7. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 7 16. Describe how your experiences fit with the class subject you have chosen in this program. (Class choices are listed below and described on page 8) Section 5 – Class Selection Please mark the classes you are interested in serving as a Trainer. You can choose any number of classes (1 = highest priority, 4 = lowest priority). Please find course descriptions on following page. Term Three 2014 Course Schedule: July 28 – August 30, 2014 Course: English for Special Purposes Tuesday, Thursday 9 AM – 12 PM & Friday 2 – 5 PM Course: ToT for Civic Educators Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 AM – 12 PM Course: Pluralism and Citizenship Monday & Wednesday: 2 – 6 PM Course: Voter Education (Section A) Monday & Wednesday: 2 – 6 PM Course: Voter Education (Section B) Tuesday & Thursday 2 – 6 PM Certification: I certify that I completed this application and its attachments personally and that the information contained therein is factual and accurate. Signature: Date:
  • 8. iPACE 2014 Trainer Application: Term 3 8 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Term Three 2014 (July 28 – August 30, 2014) Education Track 1. Pluralism and Citizenship: This course will explore concepts of social and cultural pluralism (racial, ethnic, physical, and religious), and how they are different from diversity and how it is the critical foundation of the protection of human rights, citizenship and democratic development. The course will also explore tools and pluralistic mechanisms for civil society engagement and how pluralism can be used to mitigate social risks in democratic development. The Pluralism & Citizenship course is designed by Jena Karim, World Learning’s Technical Advisor for Civil Society and Governance. 2. Voter Education: The Voter Education course will cover election terminology, electoral system and constituencies, electoral complaints and adjudication processes, voter registration, as well as select civic education components (i.e. good governance, governing actors and institutions, constitutional mandate of the election commission). The course will focus on Myanmar’s electoral frameworks, drawing upon international standards and examples as needed. The course will be developed by an international voter education expert, to be determined. Training Track 1. Training of Trainers (ToT) for Civic Educators: This training of trainers (ToT) course for civic educators, designed to allow students to learn effective pedagogy to aid in the implementation of their own civic education courses when using iPACE or other materials. The ToT for civic educators will borrow from World Learning's extensive Master ToT and QuiLT programs implemented at the American Center, Yangon. The ToT content will be adapted to address the unique needs of civic educators. Course designed by Sai Aung Thein, iPACE Advocacy & Training Advisor. 2. English for Special Purposes: This class will assist students to communicate about civic education in English, including topics related to political systems, constitutionalism, and advocacy. The class will help develop students’ English vocabulary and communication abilities around these issues to communicate with donors and the wider international audience. English for Special Purposes is designed for students who maintain a strong level of English conversation skills.

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