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Community Health Technical Trainer (Community Health Program)  








POSITION: Part-time Community Health Technical Trainer (Community Health Program)

OPENING DATE: January 12, 2015

CLOSING DATE: January 23, 2015


The United States Peace Corps Cameroon is recruiting a Community Health Technical Trainer for use during its training events. The position requires a great degree of energy, flexibility and creativity and includes living in remote locations within Cameroon sometimes to deliver training.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Technical Trainer is required to facilitate Pre-service Training for Peace Corps Trainees and other training events as needed involving Peace Corps Volunteers and host country nationals according to Peace Corps’ training standards. The technical areas of expertise include Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition, as well as community based approaches to health programming.

Basic Functions

  • Participate in the Pre-Service Training Design activities including the design of the training calendar, hands-on activities and identification of local resources.
  • Deliver technical sessions to trainees.
  • Organize, prepare and coordinate the execution of hands-on activities and field trips.
  • Supervise Peace Corps Volunteer Trainers involved in Pre-Service Training (including session preparation, facilitation and feedback).
  • Assist in the preparation of technical training logistics plans.
  • Supervise Trainee Directed Activities (TDAs) and other field work
  • Provide formal and informal performance evaluation to trainees.
  • Assess trainee progress toward meeting technical training objectives and achieving suitability for Volunteer service.
  • Provide written documentation of individual trainee progress and participate in scheduled feedback sessions.
  • Assist in determining the technical content of the competency-based language curriculum.
  • Prepare and submit training reports.
  • Prepare all required trainee assessment documentation and program evaluation reports.
  • Serve as a cultural guide for trainees when needed.
  • Organize technical tutoring sessions with trainees with special needs.
  • Ensure the enforcement of Peace Corps Safety and Security policies during trainings.

Required Qualifications

Applicant must be a Cameroonian citizen or have authorization to work in Cameroon, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how she/he meets each of the following qualifications:

  • University degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field (or have equivalent, seniorlevel experience in the field of community/public health); 
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in community health and/or program administration trainings;
  • Experience designing and implementing technical training for adults (Peace Corps and/or Peace Corps in-country training experience is a plus);
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in health education and behavior change communication;
  • Understanding of and experience in gender issues;
  • Knowledge of public health programs and structures at the national, regional and community levels;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English. Ability to understand, explain and communicate technical material in both languages;
  • Demonstrated superior writing and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated cross cultural skills (preferably with Americans);
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team;
  • Willingness to travel extensively under difficult road/lodging conditions;


Interested applicants must submit the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing your qualifications (reflecting the required qualifications cited above);
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae;
  3. Three references capable of attesting to your work performance (at least one reference must be a supervisor).

Applications may be submitted electronically to

Indicate "Community Health Technical Trainer” in the subject line.



Hard copy applications may be mailed to:

Director of Programming and Training, Peace Corps B.P 215 Yaoundé

No telephone calls or personal visits. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone. All documents, including your telephone number must be received by January 23, 2015.

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