Job Opening

Posting Title: Spanish Teacher
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 08 February 2022 - 16 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Africa-174312-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The provision of regular/consistent language training services in Spanish for the purpose of promoting multilingualism in the UN.

Work Location

Addis Ababa

Expected duration

• 1st term 12 weeks from Jan - April 2022
• 2nd term 12 weeks from Apr – Jul 2022
• 3rd term 12 weeks from Sep - Dec 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is located in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Division of Administration, Human Resources Services Section, Organization Development Unit (DOA/HRSS/ODU).

The duties of the Spanish Language Teacher are to promote multilingualism and to help staff develop more effective work-related communication skills in Spanish. These duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Teaching Spanish as a foreign language course (all levels, all skills) and specialized high-level communication skills courses to both native and non-native speakers. Course participants include staff in the United Nations Secretariat and related agencies; and diplomats and staff from the country missions to the United Nations.
• Developing and/or teaching face-to-face, blended, online Spanish regular and communications skills courses.
• Developing and updating course curricula, materials and assessments (exams, continuous assessment tasks, etc.), and correcting student homework.
• Designing and delivering communication skills courses tailored to the specific needs of United Nations offices, departments and agencies.
• Meeting with students to advise and provide individualized feedback.
•Performing other duties as required, including corresponding with students, maintaining attendance and grading records and other administrative tasks.
• Performing other duties as required, including corresponding with students, maintaining attendance and grading records and other administrative tasks, planning and preparing schemes of work at the beginning of the term, assisting the Coordinator to assess and classify new students according to levels through oral and written placement tests; evaluating training materials at the end of each term; preparing and assisting in refining, up-dating and completing pedagogical materials; Helping to improve the efficiency of the Language Training Programme through active participation and contribution as a Language Teacher to the overall conduct and delivery of the programme and Using the Internet and other electronic media to offer up-to-date and high quality instruction.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Professionalism:
-Shows pride in work and in achievements
-Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter
-Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
-Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
-Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations
-Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:

-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
-Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession
-Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally
-Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates
-Shows willingness to learn from others
-Seeks feedback to learn and improve
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in language area studies, language teaching, applied linguistics, communication or education/pedagogy or related area is required.

Degrees should come from a university or equivalent institution. Degrees with special emphasis on the theory and practice of teaching Spanish as a second or foreign language to adult learners are desirable
Experience: A minimum of five years of experience, either full-time or part-time, teaching Spanish as a foreign or second language to adults in a multi-cultural setting (corporate, academic or other professional setting), is required. Of these, at least three years of recent experience in curriculum development, language examination design, and/or teacher training for adults learning Spanish, is desirable.

Experience with word-processing programmes is required. Experience with a variety of web 2.0 tools, such as learning management systems and MOOCs (e.g., Moodle, Canvas); online collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive and Hangouts, WebEx) and social media platforms to teach Spanish as a foreign language is desirable.
Experience at an international level in a multicultural environment is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in Spanish is required. Knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Additional Information

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of experience, either full-time or part-time, teaching Spanish as a foreign or second language to adults in a multi-cultural setting (corporate, academic or other professional setting), is required. Of these, at least three years of recent experience in curriculum development, language examination design, and/or teacher training for adults learning Spanish, is desirable.

Experience with word-processing programmes is required. Experience with a variety of web 2.0 tools, such as learning management systems and MOOCs (e.g., Moodle, Canvas); online collaboration tools (e.g., Google Drive and Hangouts, WebEx) and social media platforms to teach Spanish as a foreign language is desirable. Experience at an international level in a multicultural environment is desirable.\
COMPETENCIES:
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client; Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; Shows willingness to learn from others; Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

LANGUAGE:
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in Spanish is required. Knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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