The United States Peace Corps program in Macedonia seeks qualified and motivated candidates for aposition of a
Programming and Training Assistant
Peace Corps is an American organization that places volunteers in communities throughout Macedonia,working in two primary program areas: primary and secondary education and community development.The Programming and Training Assistant assists staff in reviewing, preparing and maintaining documentationof programs, volunteer placements, cooperation with Macedonian collaborators, and a broad range of administrative support and clerical duties related to all activities of the Programming and Training Unit. S/heshall provide support to volunteers and assist them in their contributions and social/cultural adaptation byidentifying useful resources, networks, materials and opportunities for community involvement and furthertraining. The Programming and Training Assistant assists with the organization of presentations at, andpreparation of materials for various workshops and training programs. The Programming and TrainingAssistant also manages the Small Projects Assistance Program providing small grants to Peace CorpsVolunteers to support their local communities. The position is expected to commence on or about May 7,2012.
University Degree in a related field or equivalent combination of training and workingexperience.
Professional Work Experience:
Minimum 2-year experience working in a similar area.Candidates with experience in international donor program support, administrative and clerical duties,project design and management, facilitation of training/presentations, and/or cross-cultural exchangeprograms are strongly urged to apply.
Fluent Macedonian and English is required (both written and oral), Albanian a plus.
Mandatory Qualifications (Knowledge and Skills):
Experience in office management, file maintenance, databases, and professional correspondence
Practical experience in logistics management, implementation, and/or evaluation of training events orworkshops/seminars.
Demonstrated abilities to maintain professional networks of contacts with organizations and/orgovernment officials through personal contact and correspondence.
Demonstrated abilities in project design and management and proven experience managing grantprograms.
High quality written composition, translation skills, and administrative support and clerical experience.
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational/time management skills.
Demonstrated willingness and effectiveness working cooperatively in teams.
A working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software