Multiple Opportunities

  • Full Time
  • Mongu, Zambia
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Kids Alive Zambia

Who we are

Kids Alive (www.kidsalive.org) is a child focused and Christ-centered organization with the belief that every child, even those with the most challenging needs, is a priority to God, because too many are overlooked, unheard, exploited, and threatened. Kids Alive International is a nonprofit organization established in 1916 with programs which meet the physical, social, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of children within residential settings while strengthening and empowering families to create a safe and secure environment for children.  Kids Alive Zambia (KAZ) has been operating in the country since 2001 with its legacy programs; the Kids Alive Academy, Trauma Informed Care and Residential support. Currently KAZ is also implementing the Spring of Life program addressing issues of circumstantial children; known to us as the “forgotten child,” the Ray of Hope program focusing on the plight of the street children, lastly the Isaiah program focusing on sexually abused children. Our mission is the call of Isaiah 1:17, to serve these children by constantly learning to do good, earnestly seeking justice, standing up to what oppresses them, and advocating for their rights. Our vision is to see the whole range of children’s needs met, their lives transformed, and for them to become productive citizens and effective Christian witnesses in their own societies.

1) Kids Alive Academy (KAA) is seeking to recruit Primary Teachers for all grades 1-7.  Must be hardworking, ambitious, and agile as well as a self-starters with strong Christian values and ready to take on the challenge of educating some of the most vulnerable children and ensure that they receive a good Christ centered education that which will transform them forever to be responsible and good citizens; on a fixed term, 2 year renewable contract; among the teachers we shall identify

The Deputy Head Teacher (1), Senior Teacher (1), Primary Teachers (5) and Computer Teacher (1)

Position Summary

As Class Teacher ensure assessment of learners by adequately preparing for class. Ensure academic progress is evaluated through some of the best tools and methodologies as well as adherence and apply efficiently health, safety, child protection and safeguarding standards and policies. As a Teacher, make a positive contribution towards the organization’s Christian ethos and witness through modeling of Christ centered character.

KEY RESULT AREAS FOR ALL TEACHERS

1. To plan and submit Schemes of Work for each term.
2. To plan detailed and referenced weekly lesson plans.
3. Maintain order and discipline in your class.
4. Prepare classroom displays in readiness for the beginning of each school Term and ensure your classroom is clean and organised at all times.
5. Ensure the safety of the children in your class.
6. Be a Team Worker. Liaise with other teachers on issues relating to children’s learning.
7. Keep an up-to-date record of children’s progress (weekly tests, monthly assessment.
8. Take part in Co-curricular activities (ECA/Skills program) in the school.

9. Any other duty assigned by the School Management

a)   Detailed position Responsibilities but not limited to;

1. To teach children on subjects assigned to the teacher according to the Ministry of Education Curriculum

2. To assess specific educational, emotional and behavioral needs of individual children.

3. To help maintain a high standard of discipline in the school.

4. To produce visual displays of children’s work and endeavor to help create an attractive, stimulating learning environment

5. To keep appropriate records of children’s progress and systematically evaluate progress.

6. To undertake follow up visits to the home/s of the learner when necessary in collaboration with the counseling and guidance teacher as well as the Trauma Care team in case of any incidences

7. Develop and issue educational content including notes, tests, and assignments as well as assess them.

8. Supervise classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment.

9. Organize supplies and resources for teaching and presentations.

10. Deliver personalized instruction to each student by encouraging interactive learning.

11. Plan and implement various educational activities and events.

12. Ensure your classroom is clean and orderly.

13. Prepare and distribute periodic progress reports and term report forms.

14. Attend parent-teacher meetings (PTAs).

15. Undertake any reasonable additional responsibilities at the request for the supervisor, school management or the Kids Alive management through the supervisor

b) Spiritual growth among Learners and staff

1. Provide practical and visible spiritual leadership and mentorship to fellow staff and learners.

2. Provide an inspired hope centered on Christ to learners under Kids Alive programing through creating spaces for scriptural reflections learners.

3. Ensure facilitation of Christ based trauma informed care for learners entrusted in your care.

4. Report any child protection incident

c) Essential Skills & Competencies

  • Strong Christian with unquestionable religious disposition.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical thought processes with superb attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to teach in English and Lozi
  • Must be able to speak Lozi and any other local languages fluently
  • Strong teaching skills and abilities with ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize projects, and carry them through to completion.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude, high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to teach learners how to read.
  • Ability to prepare and be creative in displaying learner friendly classroom.
  • Ability to work in a team

d)   Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in Primary school teaching, degree in primary teaching is added advantage;
  • Accredited knowledge or Certificate in Early Childhood Education is added advantage
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a primary school teacher. Fresh graduates will also be considered with demonstrated zeal and agility to take on the challenge in teaching career.
  • Registered and licensed with Teaching Council of Zambia. (TCZ)
  • Must demonstrate sound, strong knowledge of phonics.
  • Holder of a valid practicing license
  • Understanding and appreciation of the challenges of working in an international organization or NGO environment, respecting and understanding the diversity of people and cultures
  • In-depth knowledge of teaching methods and legal educational procedures.

Computer Teacher (1)

Position Summary

As Computer Teacher contribute to transformation in the lives of children at Kids Alive Academy in Mongu.  Help learners develop their digital literacy skills, including how to use a keyboard and mouse effectively and how to navigate. He or She will impart computer skills in line with the grade based Zambian education curriculum on computer education. You will ensure adherence health and safety, child protection in pursuit of the child protection and safeguarding standards and protocols. As a Teacher, make a positive contribution towards the organization’s Christian ethos and witness through modeling of Christ centered character.

Position Responsibilities but not limited to;

1. To conduct day – to -day academic activities and assess progress of all the learners in the school and endeavor to help children achieve to the best of his or her ability according to the Ministry of Education Curriculum

2. To respond to specific educational, emotional, and behavioral needs of individual learners.

3. To contribute to the maintenance of a high standard of discipline in the school.

4. To keep appropriate records of learner’s progress

5. Planning lessons and activities that facilitate learners’ acquisition of basic and advanced computer knowledge and skills.

6. Engage with parents on performance of the learner.

7. Set up safeguards against access to inappropriate sites and downloads

8. Ensure that the computer laboratory remains well secured and ventilated, free from food and drink at all times.

9. Downloading important and appropriate software updates and maintaining hardware.

10. Creatively teach and sensitize learners on cyber bullying and other harmful spaces that can hinder their educational rights.

11. Ensure installation of firewalls and access security such as passwords to avoid unauthorized access by children.

12.  Undertake any reasonable additional responsibilities at the request for the supervisor, school management or the Kids Alive management through the supervisor

e) Spiritual growth among children and staff

1. Provide practical and visible spiritual leadership and mentorship to fellow staff and Learners.

2. Facilitate inspiration and the hope centered on Christ to children under Kids Alive programing.

3. Ensure facilitation of Christ based trauma informed care for Children entrusted in your care.

4. Report any child protection incident

Essential Skills

  • Strong Christian with unquestionable religious disposition.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical thought processes with superb attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational, strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be able to teach in English and Lozi
  • Must be able to speak Lozi and any other local languages fluently
  • Strong teaching skills and abilities with ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize projects, and carry them through to completion.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with a positive attitude, high level of self-motivation.
  • Ability to teach learners how to read.
  • Ability to prepare and be creative in displaying learner friendly classroom.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Computer teachers must have an extensive knowledge of computer technology. They need to know everything from how computers work internally to which operating system is best suited for different tasks.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Diploma in Primary school teaching or teaching methodology
  • Minimum Certificate in information Technology or a related field
  • Prior experience as a Computer Teacher.
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) certifications/certificate relating to the position or Early Childhood Education trainings is added advantage
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of teaching methods and legal educational procedures is added advantage to ensure compliance.
  • Holder of a valid practicing license
  • Understanding and appreciation of the challenges of working in an international organization or NGO/Private school, respecting, and understanding the diversity of people and work cultures
  • Demonstrated passionate about fostering computer literacy and academic excellence

Character Requirements

  • A committed Christian with a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a heart for serving orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Full alignment with the driving mission/vision/core values of Kids Alive International, the Bible, Christian theology, statement of faith, and practice as stated on our website at www.kidsalive.org/meet-kidsalive/about/what-we-believe/ and www.kidsalive.org/meet-kids-alive/about/
  • A commitment to champion and contribute towards the KA organizational culture.
  • Consistent commitment to open and honest communication, demonstrating respect for all.
  • Integrity and strong character confirmed by employment and personal references.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.

To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of NRC, Qualifications and not more than 4 page CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job of interest in the in the subject line [email protected] by 28th July, 2022 at 17:00hrs.

Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All hard Copy applications must be addressed to;

The Senior Manager Human Resources & Safeguarding

C/O The Head Teacher

Kids Alive Academy

P.O Box 30567

Katongo Community Area

MONGU

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Kids Alive does not accept any solicitation of any form and does not ask for any payments to warrant employment, we maintain a zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.


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