EFL Teacher and Teacher Trainer Needed in Tanzania, East Africa

Date posted:2019-09-05 | Writer: The Tanzanian Children's Fund INC | Email: [email protected]

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund is seeking a native English speaker with ESOL/ESL/ELL experience to work for the Rift Valley Children’s Village in rural Tanzania. Our ESOL Teacher / Teacher Trainer will work alongside RVCV’s Education Director at Oldeani Secondary School to improve the English competency of students as well as equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to be high quality teachers in English.

Founded by India Howell in 2004, RVCV operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) and is a loving and permanent home to 97 children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The goal of this position is to build on the teachers’ capacity to teach English in order to bring about greater learning outcomes for students, positioning them for future educational and professional success.

The specifics of this job include but are not limited to:


Management of the ESOL program at Oldeani Secondary School;

Planning, preparing and delivering lessons for both teachers and students to a wide range of classes and age groups;

Assisting the Education Director in leading professional development seminars;

Organizing and facilitating teacher training sessions;

Proofreading and proctoring tests, examination papers, and exercises;

Observing teachers’ lessons and providing feedback;

Devising, writing and producing new ESOL materials;

Supporting English language instruction at Oldeani Secondary School;

Leading and creating lesson plans for extra-curricular school activities;

Advising teachers on best teaching practices, strategies to promote student-centered learning, and how to deliver engaging lesson plans;

Planning and leading a Pre-form 1 English course to prepare primary school graduates for the transition to secondary school;

Advising RVCV volunteers on appropriate educational resources and activities for various age groups.


Is a native level English speaker

Can commit to one year of living and working in a remote area

Takes initiative in a professional environment with minimal supervision, and is able to design and deliver original lessons with limited resources

Has earned a Bachelor's Degree and a teaching certification for TEFL /TESOL

Has a minimum of 2 years teaching experience

Has worked/studied/lived overseas or taught in cross-cultural contexts

Has experience in creating needs-based curricula and syllabi

Possesses a strong work ethic

Enjoys engaging with children, faculty and volunteers in both a formal and informal capacity

Approaches challenges with a positive outlook

Possesses a strong sense of cultural competency, intuition, and empathy

Has some knowledge of Swahili or East African culture/history


Be part of a small grassroots non-profit that is having a huge impact in the lives of children and in the wider community, through holistically addressing the root causes of poverty

Live in one of the most beautiful, peaceful areas in East Africa with ample chances to see wildlife and forge authentic connections with students, teachers and local villagers

Be confident that you’ll be working for an organization that has strong accountability structures and is incredibly well regarded both in the region and on a global stage

Have autonomy in your role, collecting experiences, honing your professional skills, and preparing you for your next endeavor in international development

Enjoy being part of a dynamic, closely knit team of professionals who approach challenges with humor, and find creative solutions to problems

Eat really delicious banana bread, watch the sun going down overlooking the Ngorongoro crater, and have the opportunity to meet a wide range of visitors and volunteers from around the world


$650 monthly stipend ($7,800 a year)

$2,000 airfare allowance/year

Room and Board including private apartment, all meals, work internet, local phone, and housekeeping support; transport to town as needed

Health insurance for term of service

One month annual leave per year of commitment


Please contact us via email at the address given on the job heading for details of the application process.  

Start date: October 2019