The Research Instructor/Mentor will be a dynamic contributor, playing a fundamental role in the development of the fellows’ learning and research skills and may be critical to their success in becoming leading peace researchers. This role will empower fellows to provide essential research and analytical inputs to peace negotiation. The Research Instructor/Mentor will deliver classroom sessions and mentoring sessions as well as accompany students during their research writing process.
Teaching and academic matters
· Teach courses in research methodologies – plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities;
• Instruct fellows about global and national issues and help them understand the geographical, historical, cultural, and political factors that influence the development of Myanmar in relation to the peace process;
• Utilize curricular and other appropriate learning activities that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the fellows served and that are approved by the TEF;
• Create and submit lesson plans and learning resources and modify accordingly throughout the year to integrate competencies, goals, and objectives that are set by the TEF;
• Conduct fellows’ assessment, maintain grade-books and records of fellows’ progress and development, and provide appropriate and timely feedback to the fellows;
• Participate actively in the development and update of curriculum, syllabi, lesson plans, learning materials, and assessment system;
• Participate in the fellow recruitment process;
• Manage classroom and fellow behavior in the classroom and on school premises;
• Participate in workshops, seminars, and excursions with fellows where relevant to the program; and
• Assist with implementation and promotion of programmatic policies, procedures and systems.
•Identify and provide guidance to fellows on study habits, behaviors, and academic goals;
• Support fellows in developing their research, reporting, and presentation skills;
• Assist fellows in understanding the importance of data accuracy and ethical reporting; and
• Mentor and guide fellows throughout their research project.
•Represent the PLRI at TEF meetings and external events where required;
• Participate in PLRI weekly meetings;
• Work with the Senior Program Manager, TEF staff, and professional M&E consultants by participating in the monitoring and evaluation of the program;
• Share responsibility with administrative and PLRI program staff for fellow safety and security; and
• Other duties as required.
Experience, Qualifications and Attributes
The ideal candidate should have the following:
· Minimum of three years relevant work experience;
· University degree in a related field (e.g. Research, Peace Education), Master’s degree preferred;
· Experience in teaching and training, and in conducting research;
· Excellent presentation and communication skills and classroom management;
· Experience with guiding and mentoring students, detail-oriented critical thinker;
· Strong interest in peace and reconciliation and related processes;
· Fluent written and spoken English, knowledge of Burmese an advantage;
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong leadership skills;
· Ability to work well in a team and also in a multi-cultural environment;
· Willingness to work within alternate working schedule, on evenings and weekends; and
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other core IT skills.
How to apply
Application Process:Citing the reference“Research Instructor/Mentor”, applicants should send their CV and cover letter expressing their suitability and interest in the position by22ndMay firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of their progress. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide at least two professional references.