English Language Trainer in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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English Language Trainer

English Language Training Instructor

The English Language Instructor must possess a collaborative nature, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in challenging, high-ambiguity work environments. The English Language Instructor reports to the ELT Program Manager.


 English Language Instructor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accept tasking and guidance from Program Manager and Training Manager to fulfill training requirements
  • Plan, design and deliver customized programs of English language instruction
  • Create lesson plans, presentations, visual aids and other training materials as required
  • Deliver classroom-based training to students of varying proficiencies
  • Research and develop specialized language content (ESP) as required
  • Test taking preparation and strategies
  • Design, create and administer various training assessments and evaluations
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of all required program reports and records
  • Pursue continuous improvement of training services and products
  • Set up, rearrange, improvise and maintain physical training spaces as required
  • Mentor local national English trainers as required
  • Observe and obey all established safety procedures and protocols
  • Actively participate in meetings, training, professional development, exercises and drills as directed


  • Native English speaker
  • Minimum 4 years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • Minimum 4 years developing curriculum to include design, scope and sequence, adaptation, resource identification and implementation, detailed lesson creation, activity design, supporting materials creation and assessment.
  • High degree of competency with Microsoft Office productivity suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with proven ability to exercise respect and cultural sensitivity


  • Minimum 120-hour teaching certificate (CELTA, TESOL, TEFL, etc.) from an accredited institution
  • Master’s degree in education-related field
  • International teaching or training experience, particularly in Muslim cultures.
  • Experience teaching in operational military environment.
  • Certified Literacy Master Instructor
  • Capable of teaching basic and advanced computer competency, basic and advanced Microsoft Office program use (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and other specific administration type duties such as filing, office organization


  • Have a BA degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or education-related field from an accredited institution. MA/MS degree in Education or TESOL is preferred. Eight (8) years of equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement. If not TESOL certified, be willing to complete certification within 45 days of arriving in country.


  • Willingness to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment as required
  • Deploy to various locations throughout Afghanistan, in support of mobile training team (MTT) mission requirements as directed
  • Passport must be valid for at least 1 year prior to in country arrival.
  • Must be able to obtain a visa for Afghanistan
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC) through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) process.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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