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Join our community in Northern Tanzania as TCF's ESOL Teacher/Teacher Trainer

Published: 20 Mar, 2019
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Tanzanian Children's Fund

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Tanzania, Karatu
Full time

Job title

ESOL Teacher/ Teacher Trainer

Job description

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking a native English speaker with at least one to two years of ESOL/ESL/ELL experience to work for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in rural Tanzania. Our ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer will work alongside RVCV’s Education Director at Oldeani Secondary School to improve the English competency of students as well as equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to be high quality teachers in English.

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:
• Manage of the ESL program at Oldeani Secondary School.
• Plan, prepare and deliver lessons for both teachers and students to a wide range of classes and age groups.
• Assist the Education Director in leading professional development seminars.
• Organize and facilitate teacher training sessions.
• Proof read and proctor tests, examination papers, and exercises.
• Observe teachers’ lessons and providing feedback.
• Devise, write and produce new ESL materials.
• Support English language instruction at Oldeani Secondary School.
• Lead and create lesson plans for extra-curricular school activities.
• Advise teachers on best teaching practices, strategies to promote student-centered learning, and how to deliver engaging lesson plans.
• Plan and leading a Pre-form 1 course to prepare primary school graduates for the transition to secondary school.
• Advise RVCV volunteers on appropriate educational resources and activities for various age groups.

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 is 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 over the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world.

Start date: On or before May 1, 2019

Salary and benefits

$650 monthly stipend ($7,800 a year)

• $2000 airfare allowance/year
• Health insurance for term of service
• One month annual leave per year of commitment

Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, work internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed.


Our ideal candidate:

• Native English speaker
• Can commit to one year of living and working in a remote area.
• Bachelor's Degree and TEFL certification.
• Minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
• You have worked/studied/lived overseas or taught in cross-cultural contexts.
• Experience in creating needs-based curricula and syllabi.
• Possess a strong work ethic
• Enjoy engaging with children, faculty and volunteers in both a formal and informal capacity.
• Approach challenges with a positive outlook.
• Possess a strong sense of cultural competency, intuition, and empathy.
• Some knowledge of Swahili or East African culture/history.
• You take initiative in a professional environment with minimal supervision and is able to design and deliver original lessons with limited resources.

How to apply

Submit cover letter and resume through: tanzanian-children-s-fund.breezy
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