RST RAP Technical Trainers

Peace Corps Zambia - Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia, Lusaka

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RST RAP Technical Trainers

Peace Corps Zambia wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following position:
Position : PST RAP Technical Trainers
Location : Chongwe
Daily Rate : on/around ZMW 745.00/DAY
Estimated Days : 21 days (3 weeks average) per contract period.
Contract Periods : On/around March – May 2019 and March – May 2020
Work Week : Full-Time; 6 days/week

General Description

The Rural Aquaculture Promotion (RAP) is a project of the United States Peace Corps that works in collaboration with the Zambian Department of Fisheries (DoF) aimed at building capacity of rural farmers in sustainable fish farming as a means of increasing food security and income generation. Along with the general best practices of aquaculture, emphasis is also placed on small business skills, sustainable agricultural integration, and fish farmer group organizational development.
RAP achieves this through placing trained Peace Corps Volunteers with DoF who serve as Aquaculture Extension Agents based at the grass roots level in six provinces of Zambia. Before being posted the Volunteers undergo a 12-week intensive Pre-Service Training (PST) in best aquaculture practices, cross-cultural understanding, local languages and well-being. The Technical Trainer will be part of a team that will be responsible for providing aquaculture training to the Volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Technical Trainer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Prepare technical infrastructure and materials including, training ponds, fingerlings, tools, equipment, classrooms and supplies, resource room, etc.

  • Prepare field work sites for surveying, site-selection, pond design, staking and management practicals.

  • Participate in a Training of Trainers to become acquainted with PCZ approach to development, training objectives and methodology, adult learning styles, planning and delivery of training, providing feedback, evaluation of training and team building.

  • Facilitate technical training through design of appropriate lesson plans within the prescribed methodology, preparation of supplies/materials/ rooms necessary , deliver sessions and guide Trainees in fieldwork as well as site visits,

  • Complete session evaluations, collect feedback from Trainees and use the feedback to adjust /improve lessons,

  • Participate in regular staff meetings and contribute to training programming decisions as well as assist with the coordination of activities between the training components.

  • Assume responsibility for technical tutoring and evaluation of a number of individual Trainees.

  • Submit reports requested by the Programming and Training Specialist (Technical Coordinator).

    All materials developed under this contract are the sole property of the United States Peace Corps.
  • Qualifications Requirements:

    In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a Zambian Citizen, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and must submit an application that clearly documents how they meet each of the following mandatory requirements:

    Mandatory Requirements

    • Diploma in aquaculture or related field.
    • 3-5 years or more experience in Zambia rural small-scale aquaculture.
    • Experience working for the Department of Fisheries.
    • Knowledge of the Zambian aquaculture sector and structure.
    • Experience in Zambian aquaculture extension and training methodology.
    • Experience working with or training Volunteers will be an added advantage.
    • Experience in adult training methodologies.

    Personal Attributes

    • Be willing to work long hours while maintaining a positive and constructive attitude.
    • Be a model of professionalism, and development ideals.
    • Work as a member of a team.
    • Be willing to live in simple conditions (possibility of no running water, for example).
    • Represent Peace Corps in a positive manner on all occasions, and respect the productive relationship carefully established with the Department of Fisheries and their staff.
    • Be a model of cultural integration, and respectful of local customs.
    • Respect and encourage at all times the language program established and especially local language immersion for the Trainees.


    Min education
    Primary school
    Required experience
    4 Years
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    Employer name

    Peace Corps Zambia

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