Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tanzania Education Corporation,Secondary School STEM Teacher Jobs in Tanzania

Job Description – Tanzania Education Corporation
Seeking an entrepreneurial technologist and teacher for a new secondary school located in Makuyuni, northern Tanzania. Requires an independent and adventurous spirit with a desire to make a diff
erence with the youth of rural Africa. One year commitment.
Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC) is a Boston based NGO whose mission is to Educate the Future Leaders of Tanzania. TEC has worked with Tumaini Junior School, a high performing K-7 primary school in the town of Karatu since 2009. In its first ten years of operation, Tumaini Junior School has consistently ranked in the top 1-2% of schools in the country. Tumaini Senior Secondary School is a new four year (Forms 1-4) secondary school which opened in January, 2016. The new school is located in the neighboring village of Makuyuni, an hour from Arusha, and will have a technology focus.
TEC is developing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education program to enhance the standard government curriculum to include computer programming.
The goals of the program are:
i) Provide students with digital skills to help them be more competitive in their further education or employment
ii) Provide coaching and instruction to school faculty in technology so they can adopt digital tools into day to day teaching
- The STEM program will complete its first year in December, 2016. Work with the US TEC team to extend to Form II and coordinate with existing ICT curriculum.
- Lead the implementation of the program at the school in Makuyuni working with school leadership
Program will include:
- Teach basic computer operations and ensure students acquire proficiency in keyboarding
- Introduce the use of key applications, such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel or their Google counterparts
- Develop and teach introductory coding using text based programming such as HTML, Javascript, Python; develop a longer term curriculum for Forms 1-4
- Introduce engaging projects to encourage individual creativity
- Provide training to Tanzanian teachers to increase their technology skills
You Need
- At least a bachelor's degree
- IT proficiency demonstrated through coursework or relevant work experience
- Knowledge of programming languages such as HTML, Javascript or others
- Basic knowledge of hardware to maintain a school computer lab
- Teaching experience and international experience in Africa are both highly desirable
- Cultural sensitivity, ability to learn from and work successfully in a different culture
Additional Information
TEC will cover the costs of round trip airfare, visa expenses, as well as local housing and will provide a stipend to cover living expenses.
Contact: Frank Lee, Tanzania Education Corporation, frankdlee001@gmail.com

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