Global Community Fellowship

Position Summary
USAID COMET and VIA are partnering to send VIA/USAID COMET Fellows to support Mekong Learning Centers (MLCs) – institutional leaders that are USAID COMET university and post-secondary vocational institution partners – in four of the five Lower Mekong countries to implement the project’s training approach, build linkages with business partners, and foster partnerships with institutional leaders.

Work closely with the USAID COMET Training Manager, Senior Institutional Specialist, and the Senior Partnerships Manager to support the mentoring/coaching for Mekong Learning Centers (MLCs) in the assigned country with the following key tasks:

Provide technical assistance to instructors at MLCs on work-readiness skills, industry linkages, information and communications technology, and pedagogical approaches
Ensure that the MekongSkills2Work Sourcebook is implemented to program standards
Assist with leadership development at both the instructional and institutional levels
Assist and support with project monitoring and performance documentation
Assist with preparation of institutional level training in the assigned country
Support USAID COMET to scope, review, and select new educational institutions in the assigned country
Collaborate with USAID COMET to produce communication materials that highlight key program areas and successes to be shared at the 2017 Leadership Summit for MLCs
Travel to all MLCs in country on a scheduled basis and to regional program activities
Required Qualifications
University degree with at least 3-5 years of professional work experience in any of the following fields of work:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Accounting and Tourism
Information and Communications Technology
Desired Qualifications

Professional teacher development and/or educational institution strengthening experience
Experience with curriculum development, instructional design, and/or training
Experience with website/web portal development, apps development, and online content development and management
Experience with public private partnerships, workforce development, and building business relationships
Ability to balance work within a team environment while also working independently
Ability to prioritize and manage activities with minimum supervision
Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
Knowledge of local language in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam