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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
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    Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Teacher

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing a generation of strong, ethical, community centered female leaders of tomorrow.

    Location: Mathare

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Teach STEM & science to students.
    • Develop STEM Term plans and instructional worksheets.
    • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Create and use variety of digital instruction strategies,
    • Translate lesson plans into learning coding experiences.
    • Establish and maintain an ergonomic functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Inculcate growth in digital technology literacy.
    • Prepare progress reports and keep records.
    • coordinate practicals and projects at both the internal and external levels.
    • Supporting staff and colleagues in facilitation of digital lessons.
    • Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Collaborating with the sister school to improve the STEM curriculum.
    • Select and requisition of equipment and instructional aids.
    • Maintain required inventory records.
    • Supervise students in 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 in Education with STEM option
    • P1 with strong STEM knowledge
    • Coding knowledge for the elementary level.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Should be registered with Teachers Service Commission

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • At least three years of teaching experience specifically STEM
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers

    Functional Skills

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

    Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

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

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Shortlisting will be done on a roll out basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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