EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years of English Language teaching experience OR a minimum of two years of English language teaching experience and at least one additional year of experience in teacher training, including organizing and presenting workshops, OR a minimum of three years of experience in project management which includes organizing and presenting workshops on English language education, linguistics, or American Studies is required.
Detailed knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and American interests as they apply to Tunisia and especially to the EV sector is required. General knowledge of U.S. government and Department of State (DOS) structures, as well as of PD Bureaus within the Department, is required. Detailed knowledge of the U.S. higher education system is required. Must have knowledge of the latest trends in teaching English as a foreign language. Detailed understanding of the full range of PD tactics and tools designed to engage EV audiences, and general knowledge of cross-cultural communications, is required. Must have general knowledge of project management, including defining project objectives, outcomes, and assessment methods. Full understanding of PD-specific funding authorities and their planning and reporting tools is required.
A thorough understanding of the attitudes and preferences of the EV audience sector in Tunisia, including the regional, ethnic, social, cultural, linguistic and other factors and institutions that shape those attitudes, is required. Detailed knowledge of Tunisian secondary and tertiary academic institutions, standards of instruction and English language curricula is required.
Knowledge of typical customer service standards and marketing tools designed to engage specific audience segments, particularly the EV sector, in Tunisia is required. Knowledge of latest trends in audience engagement in related public service institutions such as think tanks, museums, academic institutions, professional training institutes, as relevant for the EV sector, is required. Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as it affects the Tunisian information landscape, and must be familiar with digital practices and procedures used by, or influential with, the Tunisian EV sector.
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LANGUAGE: Mandatory: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing English is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing Arabic is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing French is required
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Analytic skills: Must have strong analytic skills and the ability to conceptualize how best to use PD tools to move Tunisian attitudes in positive ways. Must be able to advise senior leaders of opportunities to promote Mission objectives through English teaching and learning; identify, analyze, predict and continually assess EV audience attitudes; evaluate the impact of projects and modify approaches for best outcomes. Must be able to perceive the emergence of new influencers and adjust operations and program accordingly.
Communication / Interpersonal skills: Must have excellent customer relations, interpersonal cross-cultural communication skills, and be able to identify and engage key figures critical to shaping local public opinion. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking, interviewing for evaluation purposes, writing reports and contributing material for publication in both English, Arabic, and French language. Must be able to tailor communications to fit formal and informal situations and different ethnic, religious and linguistic cultures. Must be able to brief on a variety of issues and interpret between English, Arabic, and French for public programs.
Management skills: Strong project management skills are required, including the ability to develop and oversee project budgets and to organize, run, and present professional and educational projects such as workshops, seminars, digital and in-person conferences, panel discussions, lectures and camps. Must be able to negotiate agreements with partner institutions and manage their fulfillment.
Technical skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills and excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, graphic design and photo editing software, and PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools is required. Must be able to use social media and mobile platforms, photo and video sharing sites, podcast creation, and basic photo and video tools. Must have good numerical skills to be able to develop and manage project and grant budgets; must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and impact of English language activities and initiatives.
Availability: Must be available to travel throughout Tunisia to support English language projects and activities.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.