EXPERIENCE: Experience in teaching to young learners/teens and teacher training is required
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Incumbent should be familiar with Embassy organizational and reporting structure in general and the Public Affairs Section in particular. Incumbent should be used to office abbreviations and English teaching acronyms and concepts, including a general knowledge of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), including state-of-the-art techniques and methodology. The incumbent must have a broad knowledge of education in Brazil at all levels, especially language education in the public sector. The incumbent must be computer literate, including MS Office applications. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of using digital tools, managing contacts, and document management. The incumbent should have knowledge about U.S. society, culture, and the U.S. education system.
LANGUAGE: (This may be tested)
English (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.
Portuguese (Fluent) reading/writing/speaking is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:(This may be tested)
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to organize and coordinate orientation programs, establish and maintain professional contacts as related to the Access Program, and deal effectively with stakeholders, partners, and participants. Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks. Must have initiative, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to travel unaccompanied through Brazil for programming and consultations. Must have strong computer and word processing skills. Ability to draft reports and to correspond with other offices with minimal supervision. Ability to draft reports in English and Portuguese with minimal need for review. Outstanding communication skills, demonstrated motivation and experience working with teenagers will be considered. Familiarity with specific content areas of TESOL such as English for Young Learners, Content-Based Instruction, curriculum development, testing and assessment, and materials adaptation will be considered.
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.