Director of Programming and Training

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 March 2019
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Job Description

The overseas Director of Programming and Training (DPT) provides overall vision and direction for post-level programming and training activities and supervises a multi-cultural programming and training staff. The DPT reports to the Country Director.

This vacancy is being announced at the FP-2 ($101,204 to $148,621 per year) and the FP-3 ($82,005 to 120,427 per year) grade levels.

The DPT performs the following major duties:

  • Leads and manages the program and training (P&T) staff to ensure quality program design and its implementation and evaluation across all programmatic sectors and their alignment with Peace Corps guidance.
  • Provides direction and oversight to manage a variety of Post-wide programs/projects critical to the accomplishment of Agency’s mission at Post.
  • Ensures effective strategic planning encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical components of overseas Post programs and resource utilization.
  • Serves as an expert on policy interpretation and implementation related to design and management of Post programs and other pertinent programmatic matters.
  • Provides expert assistance and leadership in defining and continuously improving the country program’s approach to training design, delivery and evaluation ensuring compliance with agency standards.
  • Conducts extensive planning and data analyses activities in overseeing the design and evaluation of training processes, including workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Serves as a recognized program and training authority, advises top-level agency managers on complex international volunteer programs.
  • Supervises a multi-cultural staff, which may include host country nationals, third country nationals and U.S. Citizens, including training manager(s), program managers, monitoring and evaluation specialists, trainers, specialists and assistants who support post’s programming and training.
  • Drafts the budget for programming and training activities and monitors these expenditures throughout the fiscal year.
  • Develops plans for implementing short and long-range program goals at Post, and directs diverse organizational functions affecting critical aspects of major agency programs.
  • Assists the Country Director to foster cooperative relationships with U.S. mission personnel at post to further Peace Corps goals and ensure the safety of Volunteers.
  • Plans and directs operations, and liaises with the region and Agency headquarters on critical Post programming and training matters, and safety and security concerns.

Travel Required

  • This is an overseas position. Travel to posts within country and region (Asia, America, Caribbean, Pacific, Africa, and Europe) of assignment will be required. This is a condition of employment.

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a worldwide medical clearance.
  • Ability to travel within and outside of country of assignment.
  • Worldwide Availability for Post Assignment is required.

Qualifications

FP-2

Qualifying experience for the FP-2 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 or GS-13 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Lead multicultural teams to design, implement and evaluate an international organization’s programming and training activities and functions, develop and enforce policies, procedures, and program management controls; Establish, manage, and evaluate work plans, assignments and overall performance of programming and training staff; and design, coordinate and provide professional development opportunities.

FP-3

Qualifying experience for the FP-3 grade level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS 11/12 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Coordinate, implement and evaluate an organization’s programming and training activities and functions; effectively apply methodologies, practices, procedures, instructions and policies. Coordinate and evaluate work plans, assignments, and performance of programming and training staff; and coordinate professional development opportunities.

Selective Placement Factor

This position has One (1) selective placement factor defined as follows: Two (2) years of experience working in transitioning or developing international countries, or with underserved multicultural communities in the United States. Experience may be with private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or government organizations (local, state, and/or federal). Professional experience must include either an international focus or a focus on domestic communities that are made up of a majority of culturally diverse members. Applicants who fail to provide supporting documentation for this selective factor will not receive consideration for this vacancy.

About the Organization

"Peace Corps staff are passionate and dedicated to the cause of service. They do critical work to support our Volunteers and provide them the opportunity for a life-defining experience. Our staff is energetic, committed, hard-working, and positive. The work they do truly makes a difference."

Top Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for mid-size agencies in 2017, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the opportunity to pursue leadership development opportunities and many more ... established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country ... and the world.

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