4 ECD Teachers at The Pharo Foundation Rwanda Ltd
ECD Teachers

The Pharo Foundation Rwanda Ltd | Type: Job
Published: 2024-05-15 | Deadline: 2024-05-25

ECD Teacher

Kigali, Rwanda     

Company Overview    

Pharo Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a mission-driven, non-profit organisation that designs, funds, and operates economic development programmes to achieve its vision of a vibrant, productive, and self-reliant Africa. Over the next decade, our goal is to create maximum impact towards three critical missions:    

  1. Empowering the next generation: Our education mission is to ensure that all students have an opportunity to access a high-quality, affordable education, and become productive citizens of a rapidly changing world.  
  2. Eliminating barriers to employment and productivity: Our productivity mission is to identify and eliminate health, financial, and structural barriers to employment and productivity for working people.  
  3. Solving water scarcity: Our water mission is to ensure that people and communities across Africa have access to a safe and affordable source of water.    

Our education mission is currently implemented in Rwanda through Early Childhood and Primary Education Programmes. Our new institution, Pharo School-Kigali, was inaugurated in September 2023. With this programme, we have adapted the early childhood and primary education we developed in Somaliland to the economic and demographic context of Rwanda. We continue to strive to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality, affordable education where they can advance their journey towards becoming productive citizens in a rapidly changing world by implementing a structured child-centred pedagogy. 

In addition, we have recently piloted a teacher capacity-building program in Rwanda that equips pre-school and primary school teachers with play-based learning skills. The purpose of this program is to improve preschoolers' school readiness, increase primary school completion rates, and facilitate their transition to secondary schools. We are also looking at potential new programs in different sectors beyond our first venture into education in Rwanda.  

Having over 700 employees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Somaliland, we are a diverse, multicultural, and passionate organization. We have our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a liaison office in London, UK where our parent organization Pharo Management is located.    

Opportunity

The ECD Teacher is responsible for providing an early childhood education program for a group of 1 to 6 year old children. As part of the child's development, he or she will address all areas of development as well as meet the individual needs of each child. The ECD Teacher observes and assesses children's development, designs the learning environment, and implements and supervises developmentally appropriate learning activities.  

Role: ECD Teacher. 

Duty Station: Pharo School Kigali, Rwanda. 

Reporting to:  School Principal.   

Functional Relationships: ECD Teachers. 

Homeroom Teachers. 

Operations Officer.

Contract type: Permanent.   

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Establish and enforce rules of behaviour for children in their classrooms. 
  • Supervise classes to ensure all students are learning in a safe and productive environment. 
  • Provide tools and resources for children to use and explore during learning and play activities. 
  • Adapt teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of children. 
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with children and parents. 
  • Manage classroom activities including lessons, play, breaks and meals. 
  • Develop all learning resources and documents including plans and reports. 
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom. 
  • Always provide appropriate supervision for children. 
  • Maintain inventory system for classroom materials and supplies. 
  • Facilitate modern learning activities for children to promote play based learning. 
  • Track children’s progress and report to parents. 
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background. 
  • Evaluate and document the student’s progress and update parents on a regular basis. 
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.   

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods. 
  • Must be willing to use modern teaching practice which leads to play based learning. 
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills in French English or both. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with students, parents, teachers, and support staff.  
  • Should be organized, energetic and self-directed, with the ability to interact at all levels.  
  • Optimizing diversity, strong intellect, and vision, aligning performance for success.  
  • Must be willing to live in Gasabo district.     

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Must be a qualified teacher with 3 years of experience in early childhood education.  
  • Must have at minimum, a diploma in early childhood education. 

Child Safeguarding 

Pharo School, Kigali is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For this reason, identity, security, and medical checks will be required from the successful applicant. 

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only complete applications will be reviewed. If an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we encourage interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply at the earliest possible opportunity.     

Application Requirements:     

  1. A detailed CV 
  2. Cover letter - In your cover letter, please state where you heard about this position or saw it advertised e.g., through our website, jobs board, etc. 
  3. An essay of between 500 and 1,000 words (maximum) that outlines.
    1. Your early Childhood Teaching experience and what you think makes you the most qualified candidate for this role. 
    2. Your plan and experience in teaching children aged 3- 6 kindly provide examples from your experience, if any. 
  4. An updated list of at least (6) referees with their name, title, current email addresses and phone numbers as follows; two supervisors, two peers, two direct reports. 

Application Link: Click here to apply

Deadline: May 25th, 2024