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ENGLISH TEACHER LANGUAGE & LITERATURE, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NAIROBI, KENYA - STILL I RISE

Still I Rise

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Education KSh 15,000 - 30,000 Negotiable
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3 weeks ago

Job Summary

We are now seeking an open-minded, ambitious and caring English Literacy & Grammar teacher to join our team. You will inspire and educate children by cultivating essential pre-reading, reading and writing skills in English, fostering a love for literature, and instilling a strong grasp of language fundamentals including syntax and grammar. Through

  • Minimum Qualification : Masters
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

ENGLISH LITERACY & GRAMMAR TEACHER 


  • Department: Education
  • Contract: temporary renewable
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Direct supervisor: Head of Teaching & Learning
  • Status:  Full Time
  • Compensation: Dependent on experience


Still I Rise is an international NGO with a humanitarian mission to provide protection and quality education to refugee and underprivileged youth. Our flagship institution is our International School in Mathare, Nairobi. Here, we are passionately engaged in one of the world’s most ambitious, unique and exciting educational projects: to offer the very highest quality of schooling experience to some of the most disadvantaged children in East Africa.



We are now seeking an open-minded, ambitious and caring English Literacy & Grammar teacher to join our team. You will inspire and educate children by cultivating essential pre-reading, reading and writing skills in English, fostering a love for literature, and instilling a strong grasp of language fundamentals including syntax and grammar. Through interactive and age-appropriate activities, you will engage students in building vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.


You join Still I Rise with a clear pathway of growth and promotion. We offer extensive professional development in a wide range of areas. We therefore hire proactive educators who demonstrate genuine care for each child, a hunger to offer them the best, and an infectious passion for the curricular and extracurricular activities they lead. 


If you are a qualified teacher and this sounds like a challenge which suits you, we warmly invite you to apply!





KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative English literacy lessons for diverse classes of students aged 10-13. 

  • Build the technical reading and writing capacity of students of English through units encompassing phonics, grammar and literal comprehension. For many of our students, English is a second or third language they have had little prior exposure to before joining the school.

  • Create enhanced opportunities for real-life applications of concepts using available resources and project based learning.

  • Review and monitor the progress of all students and identify their individual learning needs. Differentiate instruction to meet those needs of the students, providing extra support to those students who are below grade level.

  • Sensitively and appropriately provide pastoral care to our students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Handle urgent situations with consummate professionalism and in accordance with our Discipline Policy and Safeguarding Policy, utilising the school’s support network as necessary.

  • Conduct regular formative and summative assessments, recording and reporting grades and performance.

  • Attend and participate in regular professional development activities.

  • Help our school excel with your participation and leadership in community engagement, competitions, school trips and other activities.

  • Contribute to the development and leadership of our extracurricular programmes.

  • Under the supervision of the Head of Teaching and Learning, provide feedback on quality and wellbeing to ensure programmes are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated to maximise positive impact on vulnerable children.


ESSENTIAL CRITERIA


  • Demonstrate Ambition, Bravery and Active Transparency

  • Demonstrate the attributes of the “IB Profile” (https://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/), in particular ‘caring’, ‘risk-takers’, ‘open-minded’ and ‘reflective’;

  • A demonstrated strong grasp of core technical elements and skills of the English language, especially phonics, grammar, syntax and foundational comprehension.

  • Academic or Professional Certificates;

  • Completion of CRB/Background check;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Elementary Education, Early Language Development or related field or equivalent training and experience;

  • At least two years of teaching experience;

  • Competent ICT skills;

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills;

  • Ability to mentor students on a daily basis;

  • Resilience in a challenging and changing environment;

  • The curiosity and willingness to develop and practise modern teaching techniques;

  • Determined team player.


DESIRABLE CRITERIA 


  • Experience teaching low-achieving students

  • Experience working with refugee populations

  • Experience working with vulnerable people

  • Experience in Child Safeguarding and Protection

  • Teaching Service Commission (TSC) Number



HOW TO APPLY

 

Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, cover letter and TSC Number (if possessed) by emailing: 

hrnairobi@stillirisengo.org and specifying the subject “ENGLISH LITERACY & GRAMMAR TEACHER”. 

 

Please kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in Still I Rise.  

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Still I Rise values at the highest level. As such  it is key to our Organisation and staff to show a passion for excellence for bringing about positive change in all the communities we strive to serve. Our commitment to diversity is linked to our mission of providing quality education access to vulnerable youth and children in torn apart and remote areas across the world, which is essential in shaping and creating the organisation, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our scope. We recognise that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success.


We strongly encourage interested candidates from diverse backgrounds to submit their applications.



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