DREAMS Journeys Plus Curriculum Technical Trainer of Trainers (Short Term) | Closing : Thursday July 16, 2020


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DREAMS Journeys Plus Curriculum Technical Trainer of Trainers (1 position)

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 60 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Peace Corps Uganda seeks to hire 1 Technical Trainer

Position Title: DREAMS Journeys Plus Curriculum Technical Trainer of Trainers (Short Term)

Announcement date: Thursday July 2, 2020

Closing date: Thursday July 16, 2020

Position type: Short Term Contract / 10 days. Local hire position

Reports (day to day) to: HIV/AIDS Coordinator

Location: Training Venue (Central Region)


The incumbent will plan, train and evaluate participants in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements as well as Feed the Future requirements at a training venue where accommodation and meals will be catered for. The expected working Hours are from 8 am to 6 pm, including lunch and breaks, Friday – Saturday, Friday Sept 11 and Sunday Sept 12 being TOT days for the technical facilitators. Two extra days following the training added on for report writing and another for briefing. The actual days will be authorized in advance in writing by any of the following Peace Corps staff: Health Program Manager or Training Manager or HIV/AIDS Coordinator.

Specific duties and responsibilities

Area of Expertise

  • Design Journeys Plus model session plans and deliver them to the Peace Corps staff and any other selected host country nationals using appropriate techniques and methodologies;

  • Design low cost Journeys Plus training materials.

  • Conduct sessions to adult participants with various technical backgrounds, experiences and cross cultural setting.

  • Make daily participant assessments and adjust session plans according to the additional learning needs identified.

  • Experience in training on Journeys Plus DREAMS Curriculum to adults

  • Perform daily check-ins for the participants to gauge their learning progress

  • Share overview of the curriculum, present model sessions, receive constructive feedback from the participants.

  • Support participants to prepare, present mock sessions and give appropriate feedback.

  • Using expertise in training to impart cultural knowledge about Adolescent girls to participants during formal sessions.

Training Design/implementation

  • Prepare at least three (3) Journeys Plus model session plans during three day TOT and deliver the same to participants during the week of training.

  • Design appropriate training materials from locally available materials to enhance learning.

  • Aligning session contents to Peace Corps program context through close collaboration and guidance from the Health Program Staff and Training Manager.

  • Prepare training toolkit for each of the participants.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintain a soft copy file of session plans, presentations and any other relevant literature;

  • Submit a brief end of training report to Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Coordinator detailing the general overview of the training, what has been covered, what needs improvement, and the subsequent trainings;

Team Member

  • Participate in team building activities designed to develop team spirit and responsibility;

  • Attend meetings as scheduled

  • Share individual talents and expertise with colleagues and participants.

Field support to participants (Approximately 3 hours for 1 day)

  • Support participants where necessary during experiential visits to a DREAMS site implementing Journeys Plus Curriculum.

  • Ensure site visit activities are run as planned.

  • Support participants relate the classroom and field experience.


  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Coordinator or the Training Manager or Health Program Manager.


  • A bachelor’s degree formal training is required.

  • ToT Certification in Journeys Plus DREAMS curriculum is required.

  • Knowledge on Stepping Stones DREAMS curriculum is added advantage

  • Experience in adult training and community development is required.

  • Good interpersonal and cross-cultural skills desired

  • Excellent communication skills in English and at least one of the following Ugandan language (Luganda, Runyolo/Rutoolo, Runyankole/Rukiga, Lumasaaba, Luo, Lusoga, Lusamia) are required.

  • Experience conducting similar training with any of the US agencies or its Implementing Partner(s) is required

  • Good judgment and problem solver

  • Management and supervision experience and / or aptitude

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit only Ms. Word formatted documents to include: a letter of interest (one page maximum), resume (three pages maximum), copy of driving license, names and contact information for three references to ug-applications@peacecorps.gov.

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_Driver” for the Driver Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview.