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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2021
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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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    Upper Grade Teacher

    Position Overview

    To teach Kiswahili, Social Studies, and CRE.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Teaches any three of the above subjects to students, utilizing the course of study adopted by KSG, and other appropriate learning activities.
    • Develop lesson plans, instructional material and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
    • Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, discovery, etc.
    • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
    • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
    • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
    • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.

    Job description

    • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
    • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
    • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
    • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
    • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
    • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

    Minimum Requirements

    The candidate should have;

    • Must have P1 training certificate from a recognized institution
    • Experience in preparing grade 8 for KCPE exams and must have posted impressive results in the two subject combinations
    • Computer Literate
    • Patient and understanding
    • Good communication skills
    • MUST be registered with TSC

    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. Shortlisting will be done on a roll out basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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