United Republic of Tanzania: ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking a native English speaker with ESOL experience to work for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in rural Tanzania.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) and is a loving and permanent home to 97 children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this position is to build teachers’ capacity to teach English in order to bring about greater learning outcomes for students, positioning them for future educational and professional success.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Management of the ESL program at Gyetighi Primary School;
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for both teachers and students to a wide range of classes and age groups;
  • Assisting the Education Director in leading professional development seminars;
  • Organizing and facilitating teacher training sessions;
  • Proofreading and proctoring tests, examination papers, and exercises;
  • Observing teachers’ lessons and providing feedback;
  • Devising, writing and producing new ESL materials;
  • Supporting English language instruction at Oldeani Secondary School;
  • Leading and creating lesson plans for extra-curricular school activities;
  • Advising teachers on best teaching practices, strategies to promote student-centered learning, and how to deliver engaging lesson plans;
  • Leading computer training classes in Microsoft Word and Excel for selected primary school teachers;
  • Providing one-on-one academic and career counseling to secondary school graduates at RVCV;
  • Planning and leading an 8-week intensive English course to prepare primary school students for the transition to secondary school;
  • Advising RVCV volunteers on appropriate educational resources and activities for various age groups.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is a native English speaker.
  • Can commit to one year of living and working in a remote area.
  • Takes initiative in a professional environment with minimal supervision, and is able to design and deliver original lessons with limited resources.
  • Has earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a teaching certification for TEFL.
  • Has a minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
  • Has worked/studied/lived overseas or taught in cross-cultural contexts.
  • Has experience in creating needs-based curricula and syllabi.
  • Possesses a strong work ethic.
  • Enjoys engaging with children, faculty and volunteers in both a formal and informal capacity.
  • Approaches challenges with a positive outlook.
  • Possesses a strong sense of cultural competency, intuition, and empathy.
  • Has some knowledge of Swahili or East African culture/history.

Why work with Tanzanian Children’s Fund?

  • Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers.
  • Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures, and incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage.
  • Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development.
  • Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems.
  • Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.

Benefits:

  • $650 monthly stipend ($7,800 a year)
  • $2,000 airfare allowance/year
  • Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed.
  • Health insurance for term of service
  • One month annual leave per year of commitment

Start date: December 1, 2017 (School year in Tanzania: Jan-Dec), one year commitment required

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to: natalie@tanzanianchildrensfund.org

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