Thursday, January 15, 2015

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania ,Geography Teacher Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania

 Volunteer Opportunity description

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is looking for an energetic, independent volunteer to teach Geography classes at a rural secondary school in Tanzania.
IEFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable s
econdary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania. IEFT empowers children to positively transform their own lives, and improve their communities. IEFT operates the Orkeeswa School, a secondary school populated by motivated students and a welcoming and dedicated team of international volunteers and local staff. Join our incredible team and empower students to make a real difference for themselves and their communities.
Job Description:
As the Geography teacher you will be expected to instruct secondary school students within an exam-based system, while also maintaining high standards of experiential, hands-on instruction. You will be part of a math/science department responsible for other non-classroom duties as needed. Specifically, you will be expected to:
  • Teach Geography classes according to the Tanzanian syllabus and requirements for EFL students in Forms 1-6.
  • Provide tutoring and extra help sessions for students before, during or after school.
  • Assist with the organization, implementation and execution of relevant Geography field trips and projects.
The Geography Teacher must have the ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of people, be effective and flexible under pressure, and represent IEFT, its mission and initiatives. It is a position in which you can use your creativity and develop your skills while gaining experience with an emerging grassroots program. It is very important that you are able to work independently and take initiative and ownership, as well collaborate as a strong team member.
In addition to the responsibilities of the position, it is important that you have the willingness and ability to be flexible and to cope with challenging living and working conditions in a developing country. Applicants must be able to live and work with little or no running water, unreliable electricity and a lack of Western amenities.
  • Hold a relevant bachelor's degree and Geography teaching qualification
  • Have experience teaching Geography at the secondary school level, preferably with experience in an EFL classroom
  • A minimum one-year commitment, starting as soon as possible is preferred.
Important personal qualities:
  • Flexibility
  • Autonomy
  • Motivation
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative
By working together with IEFT staff and volunteers, you will benefit from a real sense of global solidarity, lasting friendships, and the life changing impact of such a unique and meaningful experience.
You will gain a deeper insight into a different culture and experience things that broaden your perspectives. Many volunteers and staff choose to spend their free time exploring some of East Africa's treasures, including safaris on the Serengeti Plain, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiking the Ngorongoro Crater, or relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar Island. Experience Tanzania's diverse indigenous cultures and traditions, distinct wildlife and breathtaking scenery!
There is no program fee to volunteer with IEFT, however candidates are required to cover their own expenses to get to Tanzania and while living in Tanzania, including round-trip airfare, the required Visa and processing fees ($1100 USD) and regular living expenses (food, travel, etc.). Volunteers that commit to at least one year are eligible for our stipend program; please inquire for more details. All volunteers are provided with shared housing.

How to apply

Send a CV/resume and cover letter to

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