Peace Corps

Programming & Training Assistant (PTA)

The U.S. Peace Corps/Eswatini is seeking a Programming & Training Assistant (PTA)

OPENING DATE:  23 November 2021

CLOSING DATE: 3 December 2021


The Programming & Training Assistant serves as an integral member of Peace Corps Eswatini’ s Programming and Training team in support of the agency’s mission to serve the people of Eswatini. The Programming & Training Assistant (PTA) provides administrative and technical support to Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, and partners related to the youth development and health protects of Peace Corps Eswatini. The PTA also serves as a technical trainer for pre-service and in-service trainings for Volunteers and local community partners. On occasion, the PTA may be called upon to work during non-business hours in support of agency business

The PTA reports to the Program Manager with oversite from the Director of Programming & Training and Deputy Director of Programming & Training.

Conditions of Employment:

• Eswatini Citizen or possess or be able to obtain a valid work/resident Visa

• Written and spoken fluency in English and SiSwati

• Able to pass a U.S. Embassy background security investigation and medical clearance

Minimum Required Qualifications:

• A Tertiary Qualification from an accredited university

• least 2 years of experience with international NGO or equivalent

• Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English and siSwati

• Demonstrated experience working effectively in a cross-cultural context

• Excellent organizational skills

• Technical training skills

• Highly developed community relations skills, networking and diplomacy.

• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office/Windows-based office automation applications

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge of American culture and diversity

• Prior experience with Peace Corps

• Background in youth development or health desirable

• A bachelor’s degree in related field such public health or children’s education

• Demonstrated experience interacting with and supporting volunteers preferred

• Experience working with international volunteer organizations

• Familiarity with President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming

• Knowledge of U.S. American culture and diversity

Responsibilities – Abbreviated Statement of Duties

  • Support Program Managers to manage a) new potential Volunteer sites to assess suitability and prepare community/host family members for Volunteer, and, b) current Volunteer sites to check on Volunteer welfare, performance, files reports and offer assistance.
  • Backup Small Grants Coordinator: to assist Volunteer’s with grant funded projects. Support may include: project design, application assistance, on-site monitoring, technical support (programming, financial, & reporting) and grant close out.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation activities for both the Health and Youth Development projects under guidance of senior staff.
  • Serve as a technical trainer for volunteer pre-service, in-service, and project development trainings. Assist in development and facilitation of the training schedule and -learning activities. Serve as a technical trainer for all Volunteer local community partner trainings, such as Supervisors and Site Support Agent, Host Family, and Counterpart trainings.
  • Assist in planning, scheduling, conducting, and concluding Volunteer support activities such as training events, conferences, site visits, meetings, and service events
  • Coach and mentor Volunteers experiencing challenges during their term of service, which may include their adjustment integration, cross-cultural issues and career/education
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the health and youth development sectors to provide input into the design and delivery of the Health, Youth Development, and PEPFAR funded projects.
  • Support Volunteer safety and security during site development.
  • Salary plus Allowances and Bonus:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and begins at E326, 432 plus bonus, meals and miscellaneous allowance, health insurance and other benefits.

To Apply:

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a CV/resume, salary history and a separate statement specifically describing how they meet the mandatory and desired requirements


Send this information to Attention: Recruitment Team (PTA) U.S. Peace Corps, F.O. Box 2797. Mbabane

Or two 268-422-0415 Or email with Subject Line “Attention: Recruitment Team (PTA)” to SZ-jobs@peacecorps.gov

Employment is contingent on successfully completing a security background check.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants who don’t get response after 4 weeks, should assume they were unsuccessful.