Resident Director, African Languages Initiative Program Tempo Inteiro
American Council
há 5 dias
source : MMO Emprego


The African Languages Initiative program, located in Maputo, Mozambique, assists learners of Portuguese in the acquisition of the targeted African language and culture.

The AFLI programs consist of intensive, structured language instruction; and peer tutors / conversation partners with native speakers of the selected target language.

The AFLI Program Resident Director serves as American Councils’ representative in Maputo in the areas of participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and program logistics.

  • He / she must be available to program participants on a daily basis; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students;
  • arrange group travel and cultural programs; and observe AFLI language classes. The Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with host institution representatives in Mozambique and American Councils staff in Washington, DC.

    Prior to the beginning of the program, all Resident Directors are required to complete an orientation program for staff.

    The Resident Director will travel to the program site in advance of the students’ arrival. The Resident Director reports to the DC-based Senior Program Manager.

    ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES : July 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020 (with a potential extension to March 31, 2021)

    Primary responsibilities

  • Monitor participants’ health, safety, academic performance, and promptly communicate significant issues to American Councils’ and host institution staff;
  • Coordinate health care for participants and intervene on behalf of participants as necessary;
  • Enforce policies regarding terms and conditions of program participation;
  • Coordinate Maputo-based program logistics, including cultural excursions and related travel, and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff;
  • Submit weekly written updates to the Program Manager;
  • Serve as the local liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration as directed to ensure that the academic program proceeds as agreed;
  • Coordinate with the host institution to coordinate peer tutors / conversation partners;
  • Submit a final report, program grades, and test scores within two weeks of program conclusion;
  • Manage program finances and submit monthly expense reports accounting for all program expenditures;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Demonstrated Advanced level or higher oral proficiency in Portuguese;
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant language or area studies or equivalent;
  • Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Mozambique or Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
  • Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
  • Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.
  • Deadline to apply : April 30, 2020

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, 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.


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