Peace Corps, the well-known U.S. volunteer agency for development and
intercultural understanding, has had a "Global Information Technology
Initiative" for a few years now.  Volunteers in various capacities have been
working with people in host countries on a range of information &
communication technologies.

Almost a year ago, the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to focus
specifically on ICT began work in Belize (see
http://www.peacecorps.gov/essays/americas/belize.html).

Currently there is an opening for a staff member working in this area.  Below I
excerpt from the position announcement.  The full announcement and access to
application procedures are at:
http://www.peacecorps.gov/employment/vacancies/PC1-013wjd.html  (Note due date
of April 16).

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Peace Corps
Training & Curriculum Specialist (Information & Communication Technology
Trainer)

Vacancy Number:  PC1-013w
Closing Date:  04/16/2001

Duties:

This position is located in the Center for Field Assistance and Applied
Research [in Washington, D.C.] and reports directly to the Chief, Field
Assistance Division. The incumbent supports the Peace Corps Global Information
and Technology Initiative. Specific duties in supporting Information &
Communication Technologies (ICT) activities include: 1) designing and
delivering training programs and workshops for Peace Corps field staff, Host
Country Nationals, and Volunteers; 2) developing training designs, lesson plans
and ICT technical materials; 3) coordinating with the ICT Program Specialist in
providing support to Peace Corps staff implementing ICT activities worldwide;
4) supervising ICT contractors, and consultants; and 5) collaborating with
headquarters staff working on ICT activities to promote a global understanding
of resources available to post.

Mandatory Qualifications:

In order to be selected for this position, the applicant must be a U.S.
citizen, must not have been employed in intelligence-related activities, and
must submit an application which clearly documents how they meet each of the
following mandatory requirements: 1) At least three years of experience in
designing and delivering computer or ICT training; 2) two years experience in
international development or community development work. [...] All education
and experience must be met by May 19, 2001.

Desired Qualifications:

The following qualifications are not mandatory for selection to this position.
However, highly competitive applicants will have experience and/or education in
all or most of the following: 1) Demonstrated understanding of current
Information and Communication Technologies and strategies appropriate for use
in the non-industrialized nations; 2) ability to work as part of a team with
minimal supervision; 3) at least two years experience implementing adult
training curriculum and methodology; and 4) proficiency in the use of computers
and experience in applying technological innovation to the development and
distribution of materials (CD-ROMs, Intra/Internet, distance learning, etc). To
receive maximum consideration, it is essential that applicants specifically
address how they meet the Mandatory and Desired Qualifications.
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