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Youth Development Technical Trainer  








POSITION: Part-Time Youth Development Technical Trainer

OPENING DATE: January 12, 2015

CLOSING DATE: January 23, 2015

The United States Peace Corps Cameroon is recruiting a Part-time Youth Development Technical Trainer for use during its training events. The position requires a great deal of energy, flexibility and creativity and includes living in remote locations within Cameroon 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 Youth Development, Girl Education and Gender Empowerment as well as community based approaches to Formal and Informal Education.

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 Education, Youth Empowerment, Social Sciences or related field (or have equivalent, senior-level experience in the field of youth Education);
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in youth development 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 youth education and behavior change communication;
  • Understanding of and experience in gender issues;
  • Knowledge of Cameroon education systems 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 “Youth Development 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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