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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND TRAINING COORDINATOR

  • Iraq: Erbil.
  • AMIDEAST Iraq
  • Experience: 3 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:
Established in 1951, Amideast is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to creating hope, opportunity, and mutual understanding among people in the Middle East, North Africa, and United States through life-changing opportunities for education and cultural exchanges. Working with local, regional, and international partners, we provide programs and services that improve educational opportunity and quality, expand access to U.S. study, empower youth and women, strengthen

Details of Position

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Amideast/Iraqs English language (EL) and training programs cater to all levels of English language learners with a wide range of language development needs. Amideast English courses include those for public customers as well as corporate/private clients. Classes are held at Amideasts office in Erbil, client training sites, and online, with courses covering beginning to advanced proficiency levels. EL courses include general English, business English, conversation, English for specific purposes, and test preparation courses. Training courses cover a wide variety of professional and workplace skills. Amideast programs are based on a learner-centered approach in which students are encouraged to actively participate and engage in the learning process. EL and training instructors are responsible for planning and delivering high quality courses with support and supervision from the EL and Training Coordinator.

The EL and Training Coordinator will lead the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all English language and training programs at the Amideast/Iraq Field Office. In coordination with the Country Director, the EL and Training Coordinator will represent Amideast to stakeholders and serve as the regular point of contact for corporate clients. S/he will oversee administrative functions in the department including planning of courses, scheduling of classes, coordinating professional development sessions, assigning instructors, and ensuring proper resources to deliver high quality EL and training courses. The incumbent will also ensure all program activities, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting are conducted in compliance with donor regulations and Amideast policies and procedures. The EL Coordinator also provides professional support and assistance to teachers and staff, and ensures the overall quality of Amideasts EL and training programs through regular observations, department meetings and coordination with the Baghdad team

The EL and Training Coordinator will contribute to new business development activities that are coordinated with the Country Director, Amideasts Regional Director for English Language Programs, and the organizations Headquarters located in Washington, DC. The EL and Training Coordinator also leads Public EL outreach, which includes marketing and social media outreach, directing the registration process and organization of classes, both in-person and online.

In response to COVID-19, Amideast has expanded its delivery of high-quality instruction online. Online courses are hosted on Amideasts own platform, Amideast Online, with a variety of LMS (learning management system) tools and resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach up to 16 hours per week of English courses, as required
Manage assigned English language and training projects including planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of project activities; this includes management of project resources and staff in compliance with donor regulations and Amideast policies
Oversee English language and training programs being implemented in all regions of Iraq through in-person and remote management strategies
Oversee and manage all teaching staff for both EL and training programs, including regular department meetings, managing time sheets and schedules, and coordinating observations and feedback
Plan materials and resources for EL and training courses, including the preparation of course descriptions and outlines for face-to-face, online, and blended programs
Manage the effective use of Amideast Online for all Amideast/Iraq EL and training programs and provide students/participants, colleagues, and teachers with guidance on the effective use of this platform
Maintain and update a resource library of hard and soft copies of EL and training materials for use by teaching staff
Develop training calendars for EL courses and training programs, including with instructor assignments and venues
Coordinate administration and scoring of placement tests for students/participants, as well as subsequent class assignments
Coordinate English language and training program activities with key contacts at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and at the U.S. Consulate in Erbil
Coordinate with the organizations Regional Director for English Language Programs on the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all EL, training, and test preparation programs that the Amideast/Iraq Field Office offers
Coordinate course assessments for EL and training courses, in collaboration with teaching staff
Plan, coordinate, and monitor course assessments and evaluation processes and develop reports, in collaboration with teaching staff
Create and utilize anonymous feedback forms to solicit participants feedback and suggestions on a regular basis and incorporate these into the planning and implementation process for EL and training courses
Provide accurate inputs to contract and grant reports for EL and training programs in accordance with reporting expectations and schedules
Participate in business development initiatives including program design, activities, budgeting, and proposal writing specific to new or recurring EL and training programs and contracts
Guide the Customer Service team in marketing and sales of Iraq EL programs and services, as needed.
Post content to Amideast/Iraqs website, Facebook and Instagram pages and accounts

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Required
A bachelors degree in relevant field: education, TESOL/TEFL, human resource management, or business administration
A valid TESOL/TEFL Certificate (CELTA/TESOL/PCELT) awarded by an accredited institution
A minimum of three years of English language teaching experience
Program or project management experience
An advanced level of written and spoken English language proficiency
Computer literacy in MS Office: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills
Experience in e-learning
Ability to take initiative and work effectively without close supervision
Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage staff and teachers from a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels
Problem-solving skills, flexibility, and team leadership skills
Cross-cultural sensitivity and customer service orientation
Preferred
A masters degree in TESOL/TEFL, applied linguistics, or a related field
Experience in curriculum development and assessment
Knowledge of U.S. standardized tests (TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, GMAT, SAT, and others)
Fluent or near-native English language proficiency

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working from the corporate office or remote home office as needed (temporarily due to COVID-19).
Computer (laptop or desktop)
Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax
Telephone
Other (Specify if any)

Up to 5% business travel may be needed to support programs as needed.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of

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Salary and Benefits

Salary calculated based on experience.

Visa and residency fully provided by employer.

Monthly housing stipend provided by employer.

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