My earlier posting somehow did not encode properly. I apologize for the
incovenience. Here is the complete text. Interested parties should contact
the company. The first step is to send as complete a resume as possible,
either by fax or e-mail at the address indicated below. There are TWO
position categories. One for professional "nuts and bolts" administrators
living in-country and a second for SENIOR professionals. Some mid-level
positions may develop in the future, but there are none right now. Thank you
for your interest.
Dr. Prentiss S. de Jesus
Technical Support Services
1020 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Training and Human Resource Development Coordinator - Opportunity
Technical Support Services, Inc. (TSS) is an international development assistance consultancy
which provides training and human resource development services to public and private sector
organizations in developing countries and transitional economies.
TSS has identified a number of opportunities for training and human resources development
professionals with demonstrated skills and experience currently living abroad. In addition to
opportunities that exist in TSS's current portfolio, there is an exciting opportunity to do new
work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through TSS. TSS
is responding to a proposal from USAID that will require in-country activities, such as training
program development, training needs assessment, trainee selection, documentation, logistical
arrangements, and follow-up programs. We would like to identify one coordinator in each
country where USAID operates to work on tasks associated with this proposal and to assist TSS
with other new business opportunities. The coordinator would respond to the contractual
requirements as a representative of Technical Support Services. This person would be
compensated on a case-by-case basis and according to a salary schedule approved by USAID.
Description of Responsibilities.
The Training and Human Resources Development Coordinator would:
be involved in the process of selection of training participants
provide and arrange for any English language testing for prospective participants in U.S.
monitor applications for training and be involved in the selection process
track all participants from the specific country and compile their dossier for inclusion in
the master TSS listing
assist participants selected for training in the U.S. to process their departure (visas and
give a pre-departure orientation
offer any assistance that would facilitate the processing of participants for an in-country
program, one in the U.S. or, one elsewhere
oversee the reentry process through briefings, monitor return to work, and counsel
act as a coordinator and information source for host-country professionals encompassed
by this contract
write periodic program and progress reports for the home office
provide logistical and administrative support for TSS staff members working in the host
work with USAID training program efforts that are encompassed by this contract
The coordinator should be culturally at ease with the host country. A training or teaching
background, professional skills (needs assessment, accounting, personnel management,
marketing, procurement, computers, finance, and the like) or academic training (anthropology,
agriculture, environment, journalism, paralegal studies, public administration, political science,
and social work) would be helpful. Familiarity with USAID formalities and regulations is also
The coordinator would assist other TSS personnel in the formulation of an in-country training
plan and provide any required support in a training program's development. This person should
be resourceful in resolving problems and diplomatic and fair in his/her dealing with host country
nationals. This person needs to fully understand the purpose of his/her work and strive to reach
The coordinator should have a university degree (minimum B.S.) And have an excellent
command of English, both written and spoken. Computer literacy is not required, but certainly a
benefit and familiarity with host country language is an asset.
There is another category of opportunities for senior professionals who have had extensive
overseas experience in training. We are seeking people who have had 10+ years experience in
international development projects. The ideal candidates would have been in a lead trainer's
capacity or would have had extensive experience in training program design, needs
assessments, program evaluation, and/or project management on a large scale. Foreign language
proficiency is a definite plus. These positions would require travel outside the U.S.