MEP Hiring OEF-A Language Improvement Program (LIP) Trainer in Afghanistan

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    Zach Pappas
    Job Description
    Mission Essential Personnel is now looking for a Language Improvement Program Trainer who will monitor, oversee and manage the Language Improvement Program (LIP) for designated region and report back to MEPLA Mentor/Instructor. In addition, develop training materials, training aids and media to benefit the Language Improvement Program. Additional responsibilities as follows:

    • Train MEPLIP Linguist in speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, translation and interpretation skills.
    • Train MEPLIP Linguist in a classroom setting in addition to training via conference call or Skype, where available.
    • Monitor progress of those on the Language Improvement Program and provide the MEPLA Language Instructor-LIP Mentor with assessment data to mentor Linguist progress.
    • Report to the MEPLA Language Instructor-LIP Mentor and constantly communicate ways to improve LIP.
    • Attend meetings and training programs with MEPLA staff as required.
    • Assists in tracking and maintaining 100% accountability of all personnel.
    • Train current Linguist via Skype and
    • Teach cultural content for Afghanistan in Pashto/Dari and English as required to enable effective translation and interpretation by students.
    • Apply blended learning modes including use of classroom, audio/video/DVD and directed studies.
    • Send out weekly wrap up reports and deliverables for the LIP.
    • Update data and maintain operational data and reports.
    • Select and administer instructional assessment testing for all translator and interpreter Linguist.
    • Focuses primarily on ways to improve the Language Improvement Program and work closely with MEPLA Instructor.
    • Identify Linguist needs based on Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation and Interpretation in order to tailor the best training solution to meet their individual needs.
    • Coordinates retesting when deemed necessary and provide MEPLA Language Instructor-LIP Mentor with outcome of the retest.
    • Create assessment and curriculum tools to achieve required student outcomes.
    • Additional responsibilities and job placement as prescribed by the Director.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge & Skills Required:
    • Proven track record of delivering language instruction successfully.
    • One to Three Years experience working in Afghanistan as a Linguist.
    • Native speaker
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Afghanistan’s history, culture, politics and economy.
    • Computer literate: Strong working knowledge Microsoft Office applications, typing, and composition. Understanding of U.S Military culture.
    • Conflict management skills
    • Problem Solving skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Must be able to speak and write in Pashto, Dari and English.

    Experience and Education:
    • Advanced skills in communication.
    • Experience teaching and/ or working with adults
    • Ability to work in fast-paced, complex, and dynamic environment.
    • Must be flexible and able to work in a team environment.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • US Citizen with US Passport
    • 1-2 years working in the middle east, perferbly Afghanistan.
    • Willingness to travel
    • Minimum of a Secret Security Clearance

    To learn more, and to apply for this position, please click here.

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