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 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

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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