Zach Pappas started the topic MEP Hiring OEF-A Language Improvement Program (LIP) Trainer in Afghanistan in the forum Job Openings 8 years, 2 months ago
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 Moodle.com. • 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.
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
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