ASSISTANT TEACHERS WANTED AT NEW INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
IN TETE, MOZAMBIQUE
Only Mozambicans Or Candidates with Residential / Work Permits May Apply
An assistant teacher is a classroom aide who works under the lead teacher's supervision to give students additional attention and instruction. Enko Education proudly announces the need for Assistant Teachers at Enko Benga International School (EBIS) in Tete, Mozambique, its new international early childhood education and primary school opening January 2018.
Enko Benga International School is an English language educational institution. The school will offer high-quality international curriculum, with great facilities and exciting extra-curricular activities. No class size will ever exceed 24 students and most crèche and primary teachers will have an assistant. The school will open with Years 1 – 5, with Kindergarten/Reception Year and with crèche for two age groups; 3 year olds (Nursery) and 4 year olds (Pre-School). A new grade will then be added each year as the children rise up.
We are looking for people with experience working with children, people ready to work hard and care deeply, and people who are ready to intensively and extensively learn and grow.
What will an Assistant Teacher do at EBIS?
Reinforce lessons presented by teachers by reviewing material with students one-on-one, in small groups or as a whole class
Enforce school and class rules to help students learn acceptable behaviour
Help teachers with record-keeping such as tracking attendance, checking homework, grading assessments and calculating grades
Help teachers prepare for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment such as computers, reading books or counters
Supervise students before school, after school, in class, between classes, during lunch and breaks, and on field trips
Work with individual students or small groups of students to help them better understand the material and adapt the information to their learning style as per the teacher’s guidance
Meet regularly as part of the school team to discuss lesson plans and student development
Attend all mandatory professional development sessions
Assistant Teachers in crèche will need to help students with basic needs, such as feeding or personal hygiene
Be assigned other duties from time-to-time as is needed by the school such as being a playground supervisor or lunchroom attendant
Our ideal Assistant Teacher must:
Be a Mozambican or have a work permit or residence document that expires beyond 2019 and is renewable (at the Assistant Teacher’s cost)
Be willing to be supervised fully by the Lead Teacher
Have a high school certificate minimally. Diplomas or Degrees preferred. The qualification can be in any child-related profession e.g. education, social work, sports coaching, psychology, nursing, therapies, librarian, retired teacher from any curriculum system, etc.
Be experienced with children. At least 1 year working full-time with children. More years preferred.
Be an excellent, effective and accurate user of the English language in spoken form, in writing, in reading and in listening – in addition, Portuguese expertise is a plus
Adore and respect children completely! And have great enthusiasm for creche and primary school children.
Be willing to undertake rigorous, regular and extensive training
Have the ability to inspire and motivate young children
Ensure parent satisfaction and be an excellent communicator
Have a hands-on helper attitude
Exhibit extensive creativity in designing activities and materials
Have basic IT skills at least
Show the ability to manage children and deal with challenging behaviour kindly, consistently and firmly
Be willing to proactively participate in the school’s efforts to grow the student body, suggesting and joining others to implement a variety of school marketing and student recruitment initiatives
Understand that our mission requires us to operate with constraints on resources and salaries
Share our excitement to offer a top-notch international education to the fast-growing African middle-class
Start date: January 2018 with professional development in December 2017
Remuneration Package for Assistant Teachers: Please note that our salaries are modest in comparison with other elite private and/or international schools, but compare favourably with independent schools in Mozambique. There is no relocation assistance to Tete for Assistant Teachers so candidates must be ready, willing and able to get themselves to and settle in Tete - if they do not live there already. We also provide informal access to extensive professional development for Assistant Teachers. The role can be a route to becoming a future Lead Teacher at Enko Benga International School or other Enko Education schools.
About Benga Riverside
Enko Benga International School is located at Benga Riverside, an integrated community development located in Tete. The property’s first phase is currently under construction and features 70 residential units, a central plaza with a club house and sports facilities, and the primary school with a lower secondary school due to launch in 2020. The property is comprised of 35 hectares strategically located less than 1km from the new bridge crossing the Zambezi. This prime location ensures access, visibility and sustained relevance. The design has been led by award-winner Francis Kere. Benga Riverside is pushing the frontier of sustainable development by integrating intelligent design to cool buildings and by employing bio-technology to recycle grey water. Benga Riverside uses predominantly indigenous material to maintain an authentic feel, re-invest in the local community and keep costs and carbon footprint low by minimizing required imports. The unique and social nature of Benga Riverside has already been recognised internationally. It is particularly exciting that Enko Benga International School, owned by the Viiv Group, is in consultation with Openwell Oxford and will enjoy a partnership with Wellington College in the U.K., one of the world’s top schools ((use the button) and the support of Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk), the world’s oldest (est.1096) and most prestigious university in the English-speaking world. A host of high quality delivery partners are also part of the international team.
About Enko Education
Students from African countries are under-represented in the world’s best universities. In the US, a country hosting 900,000 foreign students, only 31,000 of them come from Africa yet there is significant capability on the African continent. In contrast, 100,000 come from India, a country with the same population size and GDP per capita as Sub-Saharan Africa. This discrepancy stems from some challenges in the governments’ secondary school education systems on the continent and the affordability of most private and international schools.
Enko Education aims to drastically enlarge access to outstanding international secondary education in Africa, by building one of the largest networks of schools in the region. We designed an international secondary-school model relying on international curriculum such as IB and Cambridge, in ways that make them significantly more affordable than any other international secondary-school.
Enko Education was supported financially at its onset by LiquidAfrica, a financial advisory company promoting the development of the African continent. Significant support subsequently came from the French Development Agency, via Proparco, it’s branch supporting private sector, and I&P (Investor and Partner), a social impact fund focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. Our network today includes eight schools in Cameroon, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa. We are receiving the university pre-admissions results of our first graduating class in Yaoundé (Cameroon) and many of them are already admitted to universities such as Yale College (US), Imperial College (UK), Toronto University (Canada), Hult Business School (US), University of British Columbia (Canada), African Leadership University (Mauritius / Rwanda), Durham University (UK) and many more. We plan for a strong growth with an objective of having 40-50 schools across 20 African countries in the next 5 years.
Please join us. Make a meaningful difference. Apply online.