Multiple Positions

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Multiple Teaching Positions – Secondary School Teachers

Role Title: Subject Teacher
Role Purpose:  To provide an effective, dynamic, and inspirational classroom to enable PEAS
school to fulfil its agreed education outcomes, and to contribute effectively to the wider aims
of the school
Location: Kasama District = 9,
Mungwi District = 11,
Chinsali District = 2,

Reports to: Deputy Head Teacher

About PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

PEAS ( is a fast-growing charity with a mission to ‘expand access to sustainably delivered quality secondary education across Africa’. We run the fastest-growing network of sustainably financed secondary schools in Africa.

At PEAS, we are passionate about delivering quality education at a low cost, can educate the poorest rural communities in Zambia and replicating our model across other communities. We work closely with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MOGE) helping to achieve their national goals and have partnered with the MOGE to build an exemplary network of secondary schools in Zambia.

PEAS Zambia has achieved great things over the last 10 years, and we know we can achieve even more in the next 10 years. Building on the solid foundations of our programme, we want to grow in our secondary school network and beyond.

Our ambition is to be true exemplars of quality education and to drive improvements across the Zambian education system. We are now looking for a School Improvement Lead to join us on this exciting and challenging journey to make our ambition a reality.

1.) Job Title: Subject Teachers

Subject Combination
Chinsali: Commercial and Computer Studies
Mathematics and Geography

Mungwi: Physics, Chemistry and Biology x 1
Civic Education and Religious Education x 1
Business Studies and Computer Studies x 1
Mathematics and Religious Education x 1
Icibemba and English x 1
Integrated Science x 1
English and Civic Education x 1
Agriculture Science x 1
English and Civic Education x 1
Mathematics and Computer Studies x 1
Literacy x 1

Kasama: English and Religious x 1
Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) x 3
Mathematics x 2
Agricultural Science x 1
English, Literature, Bemba x 1
Social Studies (Civic Education, Geography) x 1

Key Responsibilities
A.) Teacher motivation and mind-set

  • Teacher proactively seeks out opportunities to be observed by others.
  • The teacher demonstrates a ‘growth mindset’.
  • Teacher proactively seeks out opportunities for professional development through internal and external CPDs.
  • Teachers are actively practising/implementing knowledge and skills gained from CPD.
  • The teacher promotes a culture of error through learning by risk-taking and making mistakes.
  • The teacher demonstrates high expectations for every student.
  • The teacher promotes and develops a ‘growth mindset’ in every student so they aspire to achieve.
  • The teacher encourages all students to participate in all classroom activities.
  • The teacher demonstrates pride in teaching as a transformational profession.
  • Teacher models and encourages professionalism in all interactions with pupils, staff and wider communities.
  • The teacher demonstrates problem-solving skills to overcome work-related challenges.

B.) Planning & Preparation

  •  The teacher demonstrates a strong knowledge of their subject.
  • The teacher demonstrates an accurate understanding of the curriculum/syllabus.
  • The teacher understands where lessons fit in wider SOW.
  • The teacher plans an SOW that logically builds on student understanding.
  • Teachers can plan lessons which have clear outcomes and objectives.
  • Teacher structures lesson appropriately using the three-step lesson plan (S/M/P).
  • The teacher plans cross-curricular links and real-life examples to contextualise learning.
  • The teacher plans activities within lessons that shift to the cognitive load of students.
  • The teacher can plan a range of activities to assess students’ understanding of a lesson.
  • The teacher prepares relevant and appropriate resources in advance of the lesson.
  • The teacher establishes routines and expectations for the effective use of resources.
  • Teacher differentiates learning objectives according to all, most and some.
  • The teacher plans differentiated tasks and activities to ensure that all learners achieve the intended outcomes.

C.) Classroom Delivery

  • The teacher delivers instructions and explanations clearly and links them to the intended outcome of the lesson.
  • The teacher uses a range of questioning techniques to draw out, assess and consolidate key learning.
  • The teacher uses an appropriate tone and registers to engage learners.
  • The teacher ensures lessons are well-paced, with appropriate time allocated to each component.
  • Teacher scaffolds and models concepts using appropriate strategies.
  • Teacher models accurate spoken and written English.
  • The teacher uses collaborative learning strategies to engage students in effectively supporting and learning from one another.
  • The teacher uses appropriate activities for all learners to apply and consolidate key learning independently

D.) Assessment & Feedback

  • The teacher uses a variety of assessments for learning/adaptive learning techniques to inform teaching during individual and sequence of lessons.
  • The teacher uses regular, well-planned formative assessments to analyse progress and inform planning as reflected in the SOW.
  • Teachers ensure assessments measure the objectives of SOW.
  • The teacher uses summative assessment data to identify gaps in learning.
  • Teachers analyse assessment data to show the progress of classes and accountability in terms of teachers’ targets.
  • The teacher gives effective written feedback that helps students understand how to improve.*

E.) Climate for Learning

  • The teacher creates a well-organised and tidy environment that maximizes and supports learning.
  • Teacher maximizes the physical environment to reinforce learning.
  • The teacher uses the space in the room to increase interaction with all students.
  • The teacher uses praise to encourage participation and reinforce student learning.
  • The teacher establishes clear and consistent routines and expectations for effective classroom management that are understood by students and teachers.
  • The teacher uses positive behaviour management consistently, in line with the school’s and PEAS’ policies, to ensure that students remain confident and continue to enjoy the process of learning.

F.) Community & Contribution

  • The teacher fosters the culture, values and mission of the school.
  • The teacher actively participates in co-curricular activities.
  • The teacher promotes the welfare of all students by monitoring their social and physical well-being.
  • The teacher acts as a positive role model to the students and the wider school community.
  • The teacher actively attends school routines as required by the school management.
  • Teacher engages parents and guardians in monitoring student welfare, academic progress and discipline of their child.
  • The teacher actively participates in local community engagement in promoting school image and improving enrolment.
  • The teacher actively participates in PTA activities.
  • The teacher collaborates with others professionally, in terms of sharing ideas, resources, subject knowledge and pedagogy.
  • Teacher champions PEAS education approach and initiatives.
  • The teacher supports the professional development of others.
  • Teacher takes on extra roles/duties other than teaching and learning.

Person Specification

  • Passionate about PEAS’ mission to expand access to sustainably delivered quality education in Africa.
  • Passionate about your subject, and able to inspire students to love it too
  • Open-minded, responsive to feedback and continually seeking to develop and improve
  • Always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the best outcomes for students at the school
  • A team player who will always support colleagues
  • Keen to support all aspects of school life, including supporting extra-curricular activities

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 O’ levels including Mathematics, English, and merit in the Teaching subject
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Education
  • Teaching Council of Zambia registration
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of the subject area curriculum and related pedagogy
  • Experience in working in the education sector in Zambia at the secondary level
  • Knowledge of working with a wide range of students
  • Top-level understanding of strategies for the improvement of teaching practices and learning outcomes
  • Desired: A proven record of achievement in Secondary Education; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;

Experience: This is entry level

2.) Deputy deputy head teacher X 1

Job Title: Deputy deputy headteacher
Location: Mungwi

Reports to: Headteacher
Job Purpose: To provide effective, dynamic and inspirational leadership to enable PEAS schools to
fulfil its agreed education outcomes.

Key responsibilities

A.Teaching and Learning

  • Teaches a class and models good teaching and learning practices for staff.
  • Develops continuous professional development programme for staff in collaboration with the Head of Studies.
  • Implements strategies to promote quality education for all children.
  • Plans annual teacher conferences in collaboration with the regional offices.
  • Constantly monitors classroom teaching and assessment data to inform how best to support students, and uses this data to effectively engage learners and parents in the learning process.

B. Education Management

  • Drives high-performance expectations for PEAS students and teachers to be effective and innovative.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of caring and trust among PEAS staff, setting the tone for respectful interaction with students, and demonstrating a willingness to change practices in the light of new understandings.
  • Works with the head teacher to establish a school structure that promotes participative decision-making supports delegation and distributive leadership and encourages teacher decision-making autonomy.
  • Works towards whole-staff consensus on school priorities and communicates these to students, staff and parents to establish a strong sense of overall purpose.
  • Encourages staff to reflect on what they are trying to achieve with students and parents and how they are doing it.
  • Facilitates opportunities for staff to learn from each other and models continual learning in their practice.
  • Assumes responsibility for all education targets and SIP reports to the RPM.
  • Assesses and evaluates teaching staff using PEAS school’s performance evaluation processes.
  • Conducts regular lesson observations of teaching staff with the support of the Head of Studies, and delivers a regular programme of INSET sessions to teachers.
  • Leads the development and implementation of annual and termly education development strategies.
  • Ensures the effective functioning of subject departments, including through the organisation of heads of department meetings at least 3 times a term.
  • Oversees and supports the provision of a programme of co-curricular activities and career guidance that meets the needs of all students, including marginalised girls.
  • Adheres to the PEAS Disciplinary Code of Conduct and ensures that ALL staff are informed and enacts the Child Protection Policy.
  • Takes overall responsibility for the welfare and wellbeing of every student and staff member at the school, including through the effective management of Child Protection incidents in line with the PEAS Child Protection Policy.
  • Manages and conducts induction programmes for new staff members, BoG and student council.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for MoGE officials and in conjunction with the head teacher and RPM.


  • Develops and maintains active and productive relationships with PEAS core office and regional offices, board members (BoG), PTA, school staff and student council to support school objectives.
  • Leads teachers of PEAS school towards the achievement of commonly agreed goals and performance targets.
  • Ensures that PEAS schools comply with all applicable Ministry of General Education regulations.
  • Works with the RPM and other PEAS staff to develop and implement systems of checks and balances to measure operational efficiency.
  • Ensures all teachers are registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia.

D.Finance Management

  • Works closely with the Headteacher to ensure school sustainability, including through developing effective and innovative approaches to ensure that school fee collection is maximised.
  • Works closely with the Headteacher to develop and manage the school budget to achieve school objectives whilst ensuring value for money and school sustainability.
  • Co-signs all school accounts together with the Headteacher.
  • Accountable for all school management financials, Per Pupil Subsidy Grant reports and data as specified from time to time by the Headteacher as part of financial reporting to MoGE and Ministry of Finance
  • Collates departmental resource requirements and prioritizes requisition and procuring necessary materials cost-effectively from reputable suppliers in consultation with the head teacher and HoS.


  • Works with the PEAS Core office, Board of Governance, Parents Teachers Association and the Headteacher to develop strategies to initiate and meet school goals, objectives and School Mission.
  • Assumes responsibility for all teaching and learning reports to the Director and other agencies, and attends all board meetings as the secretary.
  • Assists the Headteacher with recommending and researching potential new members of staff.

F.Contribution to the Network

  • Establishes new links with external partners, and builds upon existing relationships, to promote PEAS school’s model experience.
  • Participates in the induction and orientation of new staff members, BoG and Student Council in the PEAS ethos and culture.
  • Takes initiative to share learnings and good practices with new PEAS school management teams.

G.Community Engagement

  • Works with the director to develop and execute community outreach plans to increase student enrolment and student populations in PEAS school.
  • Works closely with the director and regional programme manager to develop and implement community engagement plans and school advertising plans to promote a positive image of the school within the community.
  • Develops and implements strategies to promote PEAS School’s mission to both the internal constituencies of the school and the community at large.
    Personal Specifications
  • Values-driven and passionate about PEAS’ mission to expand access to sustainably delivered quality education in Africa.
  • Top-level understanding and proven track record of managing schools.
  • Thorough understanding of how the education section in Zambia functions.
  • Proven track record in improving academic performance.
  • Top-level understanding of driving effective teaching and learning practices.
  • Ability to develop school systems and processes.
  • A team player and has excellent interpersonal skills; very culturally sensitive and able to work between two cultural contexts.
  • Appropriate attitudes to the use of authority and maintaining discipline with students and staff members.
  • Knowledge of leadership principles and practices gained through work experience and formal education.
  • Open-minded, responsive to feedback and continually seeking to develop and improve

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Teaching experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Management experience in school (minimum of 2 years)
  • Qualified teacher status, registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia
  • Working experience in the education sector in Zambia with exposure preferably at a secondary level
  • Knowledge of working with a wide range of students
  • Top-level understanding of strategies for the improvement of teaching practices and learning outcomes

Desired Requirements:

  • Post Graduate Training in Educational Administration, Curriculum Development, or a related field.
  • Experience developing and enriching curriculum

How to apply

Please read through the candidate pack thoroughly and if you are excited by the opportunity of the role at PEAS and have met the essential criteria, please click the Teacher link here and Deputy Head Teacher to complete the application form.

Apply for the Teacher position here

Apply for Deputy Head Teacher here

Please note, that only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted. We will review applications on a case-by-case basis and shortlisted applicants may be invited in earlier than the closing date. We reserve the right to close the application process sooner than the date specified should we receive a high number of qualified candidates.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31th July 2021 at 17:00hrs CAT.

PEAS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

PEAS has a strict Child Protection Policy. All staff are expected to abide by this.

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