CWS Africa Cultural Orientation Trainer Job 2021

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Position: Cultural Orientation Trainer  

Grade 4 (N) 

Level Associate Specialist 

Division: Programs  

Department: Cultural Orientation  

Supervision: This position reports directly to a Cultural Orientation Supervisor.

Job Description

This position is primarily responsible to provide cultural orientation training to refugees approved for  resettlement to the United States. Trainings take place in urban and camp locations throughout Sub Saharan Africa.  

Responsibilities  

  • Maintains a current knowledge of the US and US Refugee Admissions Program. 2. Prepares for cultural orientation circuit rides by reviewing information about participants to be  trained, developing lesson plans specific to those participants, gathering and packing necessary  training materials, hiring interpreters and child minders, and printing class lists and name tags in  coordination with CO Supervisors and other circuit ride team members. 
  • Conducts cultural orientation training in urban and camp locations throughout Africa; 4. Assists in writing trip reports upon return from CO circuit rides in collaboration with other circuit  ride team members for submission to the CO Manager; 
  • Assists with the logistical planning, represents CWS/RSC Africa to partners in the field, ensures  that standard operating procedures are being followed, and consults with CWS RSC Africa  regarding matters of concern. 
  • Updates Worldwide Refugee Admissions System (WRAPS) to reflect participation in CO. 7. Actively participates in circuit ride briefings and debriefings. 
  • Works on projects related to CO curriculum development, training materials development and  other aspects of the CO division as assigned. 
  • Performs other duties which may be assigned by the CO Supervisor, CO Manager and or the  COC to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of the CO program. 

Qualifications

Education:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required or four years of directly related experience in lieu of a  Bachelor’s Degree.  

Experience:  

  • Six months experience in education or training required.  
  • Two years work experience in any or a combination of the following is preferred: training; field work  carrying out program activities; liaising with agency partners and/or vendors; logistical experience  organizing field missions. Relevant experience in the United States strongly preferred.  Experience working with refugees preferred. 

Knowledge / Skills:  

  • Demonstrated computer skills in database systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and  the internet. 

Abilities:  

The CO Trainer must have the ability to:  

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; 
  • Exercise good judgment and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with  unanticipated problems; 
  • Travel frequently in Sub-Saharan Africa on short notice and often under difficult conditions; • Follow instructions from the CO Management with a positive and receptive attitude; • Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of  CWS RSC Africa and CWS/IRP; 
  • Maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail; 
  • Manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities; • Work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;  Actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in Africa.  Carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;  Maintain strict confidentiality with CWS RSC Africa administrative and operational  information. 

Competencies  

Communication  

Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include  speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information  appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication. 

Relationships  

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include  being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely;  resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.  

Job Knowledge  

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds  expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or  develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking  on projects that will develop or enhance skills.  

Teamwork  

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include  supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during  absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team  effectiveness.  

Problem Solving  

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a  job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and  the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering  support for and implementing the solution.  

Program Planning and Management  

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful  implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program  options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s  time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and  working with all involved to ensure successful completion.  

Leadership  

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of  skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove  obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making  decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between  all parties involved.  

Resource Building and Stewardship  

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those  resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking  advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best  use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization  effectiveness. 

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