Do I meet the minimum qualifications for Regional English Language Officers?

To be considered as a candidate for the Regional English Language Officer position, you must meet the minimum education and experience qualification requirements listed below.

Education Specialized Experience Check Your Level
Master’s Degree in related field
  • 5 years teaching ESL/EFL (at least 2 years overseas)
  • 1 year of program administration, including budgeting responsibilities
  • 1 year experience in teacher training of ESL/EFL teachers
—– OR —–
None of the above

Notes

  1. In addition to education and experience requirements, candidates must be able to pass a computer-based skills test.
  2. Approved degrees or courses of study include the fields of TESL, TEFL, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or other closely related field.

Further, to be considered for the Regional English Language Officer position, you must be willing to move around the world.

Question Verification
Are you willing to be mobile and available anywhere around the world, including moving one’s home base, uprooting children from school, etc., every 2-3 years, and having to re-establish friendships or professional contacts at new locations?
Furthermore, are you willing to spend time, often brief (e.g., few days) but occasionally prolonged (e.g., month or more) away from your family because of job responsibilities?

Factors Influencing Your Competitiveness

There are a wide variety of factors influencing who is offered a position as a Regional English Language Officer. These include how well a candidate performs on the oral assessment, the number of vacancies, the number of eligible hires already in line, and the number of people who accept job offers. Even though there are no guarantees that anyone will be offered a position, there are certain evaluation factors used to distinguish between candidates.

Below is a list of some of the factors used to evaluate candidates. By rating yourself honestly, you can get an idea of how competitive you might be. When you are finished, click the “Submit” button to view an analysis of your competitiveness. The self-evaluation is a guide for your use only. The U.S. Department of State does not use, pass on, or even record and retain the information contained in this questionnaire.

Experience

Please rate yourself on the extent to which you possess the experience. Use the following scale:

Score Experience Description Typical Years of Experience
5 I am considered an expert in performing this task. Because of my expertise, I am normally the person who is consulted by others to train them in doing this task. 3 years of direct experience
4 I have routinely performed this task independently with little or no supervision. 2 years of direct experience
3 I have performed this task on the job with occasional assistance. 1 year or less of direct experience
2 I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job. No experience
1 I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task. No experience

 

Experience 1 2 3 4 5
Experience with presenting workshops, plenary talks, digital video conferences (DVCs), and classes on English language learning and teaching, second language acquisition (SLA), etc.
Experience with setting up monitoring plans and monitoring grants/cooperative agreements for language programs.
Experience with evaluating language program grants/cooperative agreements to ensure that they reflect the requirements of programmatic quality and fiscal responsibility.
Experience with developing and implementing appropriate and relevant plans for English language programming.
Experience with establishing and cultivating professional relationships with academic institutions, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
Experience with keeping abreast of developments in the fields of Second Language Experience with managing budgets.
Experience with hiring staff including creating job duties and interviewing candidates.
Experience with managing and mentoring staff.
Acquisition (SLA) and English Language Teaching and Learning (ELT).
Experience with keeping abreast of new educational instructional technologies, web-based social networking, interactive computer technologies, Microsoft software, etc.

  

Please continue by rating your knowledge and skills.
Knowledge and Skills

Please rate yourself on the extent to which you possess the following knowledge and skills. Use the following scale:

Score Knowledge and Skills
5 I am considered an expert in this knowledge or skill. Because of my expertise I am normally the person who is consulted by others to train them.
4 I have knowledge or skill in this area and can use it on the job with little or no supervision.
3 I have some knowledge or skill in this area and can use it on the job with occasional assistance.
2 I have had education or training in knowledge or skill, but have not performed it on the job.
1 I have not had education, training, or experience in this knowledge or skill.

 

Knowledge/Skill 1 2 3 4 5
Knowledge of the theories, methods, and techniques of English language training to both teach English and to teach others to teach English.
Knowledge of English language training materials to recommend appropriate materials to clients.
Knowledge of professional organizations such as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
Skill in teaching English to students and teachers for whom English is a second language.
Skill in giving presentations on available English language programs to wide audiences.
Skill in communicating ideas verbally and in writing to colleagues and supervisors.
Skill in finding information regarding second language acquisition theory and practice.
Skill in publicizing English Language Programs, focusing on the value of English language programs.
Skill in conducting needs analyses, including identifying programming opportunities in English language.
Skill in following projects through the system, including conceptualizing the project, managing the project, and creating follow-on reporting.
Skill in managing a diverse staff, including assigning work, monitoring, giving feedback, evaluating, and coaching.

  

Amount of Self-Assessed Fit for Regional English Language Officer

The table below indicates how well your self-indicated knowledge, skills and abilities, and experience fits with the requirements of the job and many of the factors with which candidates are evaluated.

Self-Evaluation of Competitiveness for Regional English Language Officer

Score Key

Score (%) Amount of Fit
74-100 High
47-73 Medium
20-46 Low

For salary, detailed job description and information on how to apply for this position, please review the vacancy announcement.