Position Open: Resource and Training Programs Manager, American Councils for International Education

 American Councils for International Education is seeking a qualified manager to coordinate short-term training and experiential programs delivered in English. Initially the primary two programs in the portfolio serve displaced Afghans. These two US Department of State public diplomacy programs are: the Leadership and English Advancement Program (LEAP), and the Afghan University Students Exchange Program (AUSEP). This position is based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Afghan University Students Exchange Program (AUSEP):  Set in camp-style or extended workshop venues in countries where these populations live, the programs support and sharpen the skills of young Afghans to meet challenges that will face them and their families.  AUSEP’s goals are to enhance the ability of participants to teach English and cross-cultural adaptation skills to members of the Afghan refugee community and is targeted for 18–30-year-olds.  

Leadership and English Advancement Program (LEAP): focuses on youth leadership for 14–17-year-old Afghan students LEAP provides summer camps focused on language, leadership, and cross-cultural traits are hosted in third countries for Afghan youth to practice English as well as cultivate themselves as young leaders in their communities.

The primary role of the Manager is to orchestrate the planning and implementation of the training programs. The Manager will work with American Councils staff in DC and countries where the events will occur, providing leadership and logistical support for the program including set-up prior to team arrival, day-to-day running of the workshop, relations with local authorities, and departure of training teams.  While some work developing or delivering curriculum may be part of the work, the focus is on project management. 

Further information and application materials can be found here.