SHOFCO Teachers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

SHOFCO Teachers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor.

In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach in grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.


We are seeking three individuals that will be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth.

This aimed at ultimately developing a generation of strong, ethical, community-centered female leaders of tomorrow.

The available teaching roles include:

  • Music Teacher: Kibera,
  • English Teachers (1 in Mathare and 1 in Kibera)

    Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions

  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Create and use a variety of instructional strategies,
  • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
  • Prepare progress reports and keep records.
    Communicate with parents on students’ progress.
  • Interpret the school program.
  • Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Create an effective environment for learning.
  • Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
  • Maintain required inventory records.
  • Supervise students in and out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
  • Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participate in
    faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Education with music Major or P1 with strong music teaching experience
  • P1 qualification with more than 3 yrs English teaching experience in upper classes including handling KCPE class

    Professional Qualifications

  • Any music professional experience e.g ABRSM only for music teachers

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

  • At least three years of music or English teaching experience
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers
  • Should have composed and presented music items up to the National level only for music teachers

    Functional Skills:

  • Articulating information
  • Adopting practical approaches
  • Providing insights
  • Taking action

    Behavioral Competencies / Attributes:

  • Establishing rapport
  • Valuing individuals
  • Inviting feedback
  • Understanding people

    Hours, Start Date and Duration:

  • Monday – Friday | 7.30 AM – 4.30PM

    Location / Workstation:

  • Kibera and Mathare ( State your preferred location)

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send their applications together with a cover letter and CV to or drop their hard copies at our Head Office in Kibera, Gatwekera.
  • Please state your current and Expected Gross salary in the Cover Letter.
  • Applications without this information will not be considered. DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications should reach us no later than 16th November 2018.

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