4 Homeroom Teachers at The Pharo Foundation Rwanda Ltd
Homeroom Teachers

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

Homeroom Teacher

Kigali, Rwanda     

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 piloted a teacher capacity-building program in Rwanda that equips preschool 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 Home Room Teacher is responsible for ensuring that all students are taught the content and essential skills outlined in the school's schemes of work, in accordance with the school's Mission and Objectives. He or she will operate within the parameters of the policies, procedures, and standards of the school and bears direct responsibility for his or her class. The homeroom teacher is in charge of keeping track of any medical issues that impact the students they teach as well as understanding what should be done in an emergency.

Role:   Homeroom 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 

  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the literacy learning process. 
  • Differentiate to meet the needs of students with varying learning styles and needs that promotes play based learning. 
  • Ensure the student’s growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group or subject area. 
  • Participate in the development, administration and marking of examinations and other assessments. 
  • Assist in the development of learning materials, preparing schemes of work, and lesson plans. 
  • Maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement, and attendance. 
  • Perform pastoral duties including student support, counselling students with academic development and providing student encouragement. 
  • Communicate effectively with all parties such as students, parents, peers, and line managers on a regular basis on students’ progress. 
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules. 
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.    

Personal Attributes

  • 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.  
  • Well-organised, energetic and self-directed, with the ability to interact at all levels.  
  • Optimising diversity, strong intellect, and vision, aligning performance for success.  
  • Must be willing to live in Gasabo District.     

Qualifications and Requirements

  • The candidate must be a qualified teacher with 3 years of experience teaching in an international school. 
  • Must have at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education. 

Child Safeguarding

The 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.
    • Your early Childhood Teaching experience and what you think makes you the most qualified candidate for this role. 
    • 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 5PM