Posted: Thu 16 Jan 2014 12:26:18 GMT
  • Tanzania, Monduli, Arusha Region

English Teacher

  • The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 2

Details of Position

Teach English in a remote East African village and empower marginalized children with education. Explore Tanzania and experience life in a traditional Maasai community. IEFT has open positions for volunteer English teachers starting as soon as possible.

IEFT is a registered non-profit organization that collaborates with rural communities in northern Tanzania to provide quality, affordable secondary education to indigenous children. IEFT operates the Orkeeswa Secondary School which is populated by motivated students and an upbeat and welcoming staff. Come join IEFT's team and make a difference in the lives of children in a remote part of East Africa!

Job Description:
IEFT is looking for an enthusiastic educator to volunteer as an English teacher at Orkeeswa. Ideally we are looking for someone with High School ESL teaching experience who can understand the challenges of teaching to an exam driven curriculum whilst at the same developing students wider skills and understandings. They will be learning English as a third language having learnt to speak their local language at home and Kiswahili at Primary School.

You must be able to:
Teach Form I through Form IV in an ESL context.
Develop lesson plans and teaching resources which both support and enrich the delivery of the National Curriculum
Initiate after-school projects designed to provide hands-on learning, as well as leading extra-curricular activities.
Work independently and collaborate with a team of international volunteers and local staff.
Show the willingness and ability to be flexible and to cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country.
Live and work with little or no running water, unreliable electricity and a lack of Western amenities.

By working together with IEFT staff and volunteers, you will benefit from a real sense of global solidarity, lasting friendships, and the life changing impact of a unique and meaningful experience. You will gain a deeper insight into a different culture and experience things that broaden your perspectives.

Volunteers and staff have the freedom and flexibility to explore some of East Africa's treasures, including safaris on the Serengeti Plain, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiking the Ngorongoro Crater, or relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. Experience Tanzania's diverse indigenous cultures and traditions, distinct wildlife and breathtaking scenery!

There is no program fee to volunteer with IEFT. Housing is provided, however candidates are required to cover their travel, visa and living expenses. Please inquire about our stipend program.

Visit www.ieftz.org for more info.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Hold a relevant bachelor's degree and ESL teaching qualification
Have at least one year experience teaching ESL in a classroom, especially experience with exam-based education systems
A minimum one-year commitment, starting as soon as possible is preferred
Living/travel experience in developing countries is preferred
Native English Speakers are preferred

Salary and Benefits

Stipends available based on length of commitment. Please inquire about stipend program. Shared housing with other IEFT volunteers is provided. No volunteer fee. Volunteers are expected to cover their travel expenses to/from Tanzania as well as their Visa fee.

Company Details

Company/Organisation:
The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania
More Company Information
Address:
P.O. Box 300067
Jamaica Plain
MA
02130
United States
Telephone:
617-390-8752
Fax:
617-817-7413
Website:
Click here to visit the The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania website
Contact person:
Peter Luis, Executive Director

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