Adult Education Teacher Jobs at Shining Hope for Communities

On Friday, November 30th, 2012

Open Position: Adult Education Teacher

Location: Kibera, Nairobi                                  

About the Organization:      


Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gardens and food security, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Reports to: Community Programs Manage

General Purpose

To design, develop, and implement a basic education program for adults living in Kibera.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work with administration to design and develop a comprehensive basic adult education curriculum which is tailor-made to suit the needs of the targeted adults in Kibera
  • Regularly prepare schemes of work and lesson plans to be used in the curriculum implementation process
  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of a safe, orderly classroom environment
  • Assist in designing a system to monitor and evaluate students’ attendance and performance
  • Measure the attainment of the program’s desired outcomes
  • Provide monthly reports to administration
  • Create a long term plan for the program


Education and Experience


  • Qualified candidates should meet any one of the three requirements below:
    • Bachelor of Education Degree with at least 2 years of experience teaching Adult education
    • Any Bachelors Degree with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education with a minimum of 2 years experience teaching Adult education
    • A Diploma in Education with a minimum of 3 years experience teaching Adult education
    • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
    • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures


Key Competencies

  • Exceptional organizational, planning, and management skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Initiative
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Comfortable working in an informal settlement

To Apply: Please email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

Application Deadline: 3rd of December, 2012, 5pm.

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