Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Job Opportunity at School of St. Jude, Teacher (Secondary)

Position: Teacher (Secondary)

Subject: Accounting/Economics (A- Level)

Duty Station: Usa River - Arusha, Tanzania

The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded education institution that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha.

To provide a high level of education to the school’s children and help those to learn new ideas and concepts to ensure the students meet the required standards of the Tanzanian education system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Teach one or more National Curriculum subjects to students in one or more Year levels
  • Plan lessons in line with National Curriculum syllabus documents and in accordance with the school policy
  • Provide a learning environment which allows students to learn effectively and in which they are inspired to learn
  • Monitor and record the progress of the students and encourage them to develop and fulfil their academic potential
  • Keep up to date with developments in the subject area, with new resources, teaching methodologies and national objectives.
  • Liaise and collaborate with colleagues
  • Fully support the work of the departments and fulfil the school’s mission and purpose.
  • Work harder hand in hand with the HOD/level coordinator to ensure that the academic and discipline of students at a particular level is attained at high standards.
  • Attend all assemblies, arrive punctually sit with the students to make sure they maintain high discipline.
  • Attend homeroom session on each morning when assigned and follow the homeroom procedures without failure.
  • Make sure your students are dressed in proper uniform every morning during homeroom time and other times when deem necessary.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Develop schemes of work (in collaboration with your HOD and other members of the department)
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes
  • Prepare and maintain classroom norms and regulations which inspires the students to learn
  • Devise and write new curriculum materials.
  • Identify, develop, select and use a range of different teaching and learning resources and equipment
  • Use relevant technology and strategies to support the teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Be fully aware of the students’ who need and support them individually
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities within the lesson.
  • Fill in the log books at the end of every week and schemes of work at the end of each month and submit it to the HOD for signing.


  • Prepare homework and class work assignments and assessment tasks in line with school policy.
  • Mark work, provide appropriate feedback and maintain records of student progress and development
  • Provide timely and appropriate feedback to students in a way which will inform their learning.
  • Recognise that assessment is on-going and should be carried out continuously
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Fully prepare students for all internal and external examinations

Professional Development:

  • Research new topics and maintain up-to-date subject knowledge
  • Be prepared to learn how to use relevant technology to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Be prepared to learn from others and be a lifelong learner
  • Undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Participate in ESL lessons and any other activities organised by Teacher Mentors.

Student management:

  • Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and throughout the school and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school and apply appropriate disciplinary measures where necessary
  • Call parents (in collaboration with the HOD/level coordinator/deputy head master) when there is an academic/discipline concern or issues.

Other Duties:

  • Provide support to the HOD and other members of the department in all aspects of curriculum delivery.
  • Take part in peer assessment – observing and providing feedback to colleagues.
  • Prepare suitable and appropriate emergency lesson Plans which can be used when absent and to monitor their use.
  • Cover for absent colleagues when required.
  • Attend staff meetings, committee meetings and level meetings full time.
  • Carry out specific allocated duties when you are on duty (T.O.D).
  • Participate in and organise extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events.
  • Periodically suggest improvements to the department’s procedure and submit to your supervisor for approval.
  • Participate in House Checks as requested by Community Relations team.
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Academic Leaders, Headmaster, Deputy Director and the Employer.

Qualification, Skills and Competence:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education in specific subject.
  • 3+ years of experience teaching- A-level with outstanding performance
  • Added advantage- If you have placed a class on top 10 National wise
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with demonstrated experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook.
  • An energetic, ethical, well disciplined, appropriate dressing code and friendly attitude with the ability to be flexible, patient, personable, easy going and conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong time management skills.

How to Apply:

Applications should be sent by 11th January, 2019. SUBJECT LINE MUST INCLUDE THE REFERENCE NUMBER:  REF: TSOSJ/HR/ACDM/SC/03/18

Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a Cover Letter to recruitment@schoolofstjude.co.tz.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

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