Elementary School Teacher Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Elementary School Teacher Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


About Our Client:

Our client is a Christian international school based in Nairobi, Kenya. The school inspires and equips each student to develop their God-given gifts for Christ-like service in the world community.

Based on the North American Curriculum (AP), it has students from different nationalities.

It has Accreditation and Memberships including: Middle States Association (MSA), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Advanced Placement (AP), AP/College Board, and Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), Child Safety Protection Network (CSPN)

About the Role

Location:

  • Nairobi

    Level:

  • Professional

    Load:

  • Full time

    Service Period:

  • One-year Contract

    Responsible to:

  • School Principal

    Nature and Scope:

  • To provide the instruction necessary to facilitate positive growth in all students and to ensure the development of their God given gifts for Christ-like service in the world community.

    Professional Qualifications

  • Demonstrate commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Exhibit a continuing sense of God’s calling to service.
  • Demonstrate a respect for diversity of culture.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the diversity of the body of Christ.
  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary university.
  • Hold a valid teaching certificate from an authorized governmental agency in North America and/or the Association of Christian Schools International.
  • Give evidence of two years of successful teaching experience in a North American school setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology for word processing, data management and communications.
  • Demonstrate a life congruent with the Basic Tenets of the school.
  • Previous international travel and/or teaching experience is preferred.

    Responsibilities

    Modeling & Leadership

  • Model a personal commitment to Christ and Christian living.
  • Strive to inspire others to Christian commitment and living.
  • Maintain a positive Christian spiritual environment.
  • Consistently model professionalism.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in resolving conflict when dealing with students, parents, staff and administration.
  • Exhibit characteristics of being a lifelong learner.
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment focused on growth and excellence.
  • Provide leadership that ensures all activities of the classroom are congruent with the school vision and mission

    Curriculum and Instruction

  • Ensure instruction and assessments are in alignment with the curriculum and the mission of the school.
  • Use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies within the classroom that fully supports the curriculum and mission of the school.
  • Regularly review curriculum guides and plan lessons that lead to fulfillment of course priorities and goals.
  • Relate subject matter to Christian life and Biblical teaching.
  • Create a classroom environment that is pleasant, culturally sensitive
    and nurturing.
  • Incorporate appropriate technology to support the fulfillment of lesson objectives.

    Supervision

  • Implement an effective classroom management/discipline program that promotes effective student learning.
  • Supervise any teacher assistants or volunteers as assigned.
  • Provide supervision of students at school activities.

    Teaching Duties

  • Maintain accurate and timely entry of records regarding attendance, discipline, grades and textbooks.
  • Communicate student progress as scheduled and/or needed.
  • Arrange for field trips that extend or apply classroom learning.
  • Review/practice emergency procedures.
  • Maintain and request textbooks, materials and supplies each school year.
  • Alert responsible personnel of classroom repair needs.
  • Bring effective closure to each school year and complete the End-of-Year Checklist.
  • Perform school-related duties as requested or assigned by administrators that enhance the “student life,” mission and vision of the school which may require work beyond the typical school day.

    Communication & Collaboration

  • Maintain an attitude of openness and desire for communication
  • Ensure effective communication with parents and students
  • Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students, and parents and follow the Matthew 18 principle in resolving conflict with others
  • Collaborate with other teachers in the on-going articulation and evaluation of curriculum, seeking curricular integration
  • Attend and participate in school meetings
  • Serve on committees to support the overall school programs

    Professional Development

  • Annually submit a written list of professional goals to the Principal and Director of Teaching and Learning.
  • Participate in scheduled in-service, curriculum planning and professional development activities.
  • Seek performance feedback from colleagues, parents and students as part of self-evaluation.
  • Remain abreast of current developments in technology, learning, and instructional theory.
  • Take ownership of professional goals and development.

    Key skills and competencies

  • always Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate high professional standards
  • within the school and community.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with clients effectively on phone mail or in person.
  • Have excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Proficiency in Ms Office applications.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to cope with change and be willing to learn new relevant skills.

    How to Apply

  • Send applications to: recruitment@linkarkconsultants.com by 17th January, 2019

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