Activation Date: 29 Mar, 2021 Announced Date: 29 Mar, 2021 Expire Date: 11 Apr, 2021
About American Councils/AUSEP:
The world’s most successful institutions and determined nations work with American Councils for International Education through cultural exchange, language training, and professional development.
Since 1974, our educational portfolio has grown to include 90 countries important to national security, prosperity, and peace. Our programs are backed by thorough research to ensure their quality and integrity. Our participants represent a spectrum of learners, from high school through the postdoctoral and professional level.
Purpose of Position:
AUSEP is an intensive, five-week, American-style, professional training program for third-year Afghan undergraduates studying English language aimed at enhancing and broadening professional skills and cross-cultural understanding. AUSEP is funded by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The overall goal of AUSEP is to improve the quality of English language instruction in Afghanistan.
American Councils is looking to hire two qualified university affiliated leaders for the AUSEP Program. Descriptions and eligibility for positions are listed below.
The AUSEP university affiliated leaders will function as liaisons/chaperons and mentors for 25 Afghan students participating in each Cohort of training, with two Cohorts each year, approximately. They will model good behavior for the participants by productively collaborating with all training participants, the American and Afghan trainers, and each other, and by setting clear expectations about program rules and participant behavior. The faculty affiliated leaders will ensure that the participants attend all program activities. They will also be engaged with the students in out of classroom and extracurricular activities. The faculty affiliated leaders will support monitoring and evaluation endeavors and participate in activities such as administering various student surveys and tests, interviewing students, translating as needed, and possibly facilitating training sessions, as requested by the trainers. They will help the students to resolve cross-cultural and logistical problems and make wise decisions during the program. They will also work to ensure the well-being and safety of participants during the program.
More information about the core 2021 AUSEP can be found here https://ausep.org/
- Develop curriculum, materials, and classroom aids in collaboration with the American English Language Experts from Michigan State University and American Councils;
- Co-facilitate the five-week training program in collaboration with Michigan State University;
- Collaborate with the teaching team to create activities that connect to the different content areas;
- Provide guidance to students and teaching team both inside and outside the classroom;
- Conduct faculty seminars, student forums, and other dynamic pedagogical activities to improve professional teaching skills;
- Co-develop ways to share knowledge related to English language teaching and work with administrators to reform Afghan curriculum;
- Promote group work in a dynamic environment;
- Encourage flexibility and adaptability with a positive attitude;
- Support acceptance of people and traditions different from their own; and
- Provide support for female participants to exercise leadership and decision-making skills.
Currently employed in the English Department of one of the 28 institutions participating
Eligible for an Uzbek visa that will be obtained by American Councils.
Able to travel to and from Uzbekistan with the Cohort they will accompany.
Able to stay five weeks in Uzbekistan with their Cohort independent of family and participate in all program activities.
Able to provide written permission from their institution to be away for the full program.
Committed to returning to Afghanistan and sharing knowledge and skills learned in the program.
Able to travel to observe and evaluate post-Tashkent program activities in up to 3 locations in Afghanistan.
A citizen of Afghanistan who holds a valid, government-issued Tazkera (National Identification Card).
Presentation of a TOEFL or IELTS score is desirable.
- Be able to travel to outside Afghanistan, stay for 5 weeks with students.
Equal Employment Opportunity
American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.
Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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