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22 Nov 2015

High School Teacher Job Vacancy

Duma Works is recruiting for a High School Teacher for one of our clients; a leading international school in Nairobi offering English curriculum and the very best education to students from all backgrounds, cultures and educational levels.

Job Purpose:
Teach and assess assigned students according to their educational needs and deliver the relevant curriculum, ensuring that each student achieves academic success. Contribute to the wider school community.


Job Scope:
Responsible for supervising assigned students, student activities and teaching assistants.
Internal & External Interactions: School administration, colleagues, faculty staff and students, parents, outside agencies, teachers in other schools.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the school’s Core Values.
  • Deliver the required curriculum; demonstrating accurate and up to date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
  • Plan and deliver quality lessons to motivate students. Create and utilize appropriate materials and the classroom environment to cater for different learning styles.
  • Show written evidence of planning and preparation on request. Establish and maintain records of curriculum and year plans, attendance, teaching resources, assessment plans etc.
  • Ensure the school’s policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Teach students assigned according to their individual needs using appropriate teaching strategies that meet student needs and abilities e.g. late­entering students, ESL, low academic ability, gifted and talented etc.
  • Set and mark work. Assess, record and report on the academic development, progress and attainment of students and use assessment to ensure the curriculum meets the individual student’s needs.
  • Display competence in using media and technology in the classroom.
  • Promote the general progress and well­being of students and provide guidance to students on educational matters.
  • Communicate with persons outside the school where appropriate (e.g. Ministry of Education officials).
  • Participate in appraisal and Performance Management procedures and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Work alongside colleagues on the preparation and development of teaching materials, resources, courses of study and pastoral arrangements.
  • Participate in, and lead where appropriate, the co­curricular and extra­curricular programmes in the school.
  • Promote good working relationships through active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences.
  • Monitor and supervise safe and appropriate student behavior.
  • Plan and implement strategies to encourage self­discipline and manage disruptive behavior.
  • Model and encourage cultural awareness and understanding and promote a love of learning.
  • Assist in the planning and organizing of school events and functions (e.g. inter­house competitions, concerts, school plays, prize days etc.).
  • Communicate and meet with parents regularly promoting the school’s philosophy and core values; keep parents regularly informed of students’ progress while respecting the confidentiality of student related information.
  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.

Person Specifications Qualifications / knowledge:

  • Education / teaching degree OR first degree and teaching qualification / license.
  • Knowledge of the use of ICT in schools to aid teaching and learning.
  • Skills:
  • Skilled teacher with solid commitment to teaching and learning and strong subject knowledge in relevant area.
  • Excellent communication skills able to build relationships with students and colleagues and contribute to wider school life.
  • IGSCE teaching experience not a must but most preferred.
  • Experience: Two years’ teaching experience in relevant subject area / age group.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your application letter and detailed CV by email to apply@dumaworks.com marking the subject as “HST 1960”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. HST 1960, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx.
If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 27th November 2015

N.B.
When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5­8 questions to help us understand your background. 

Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.

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