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Math Teacher (Canadians Only) - Volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa

Posted By: Cuso International
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018, at 3:16 p.m.

Apply on our website: http://bit.ly/2OuVneo

Location of placement Shinyanga, Tanzania

Start Date Mar Ė May 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteerís Role

In Tanzania, Cuso International deals with helping citizens to attain Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth (ISEG) and improved Access to Quality Health Services (AQHS). Cuso International has been working with partner organizations in Tanzania since 1963 to bring together people from different cultures and backgrounds, enabling them to share skills and knowledge with various beneficiaries.

This placement will support the efforts aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Agape Aids Control Program (Agape) teachers in the area teaching mathematics to secondary school aged students. The Math Teacher is expected to provide technical assistance to other teachers at the organizationís school plus teaching in class to enhance mathematical knowledge among students who are attending the school after having dropped out of the public schools due to issues like carrying pregnancy and gender-based violence while still in school.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Identify needs and opportunities for teaching Math at the Agape Open School

- Develop approaches to improve Math teaching

- Design teaching curriculum that will help improve Math teaching and support implementation

- Build Math teaching capacity of staff

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Bachelorís degree in Education, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or a relevant field of study

Essential Professional Background:

- Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in teaching

- Cross-cultural experience in coaching/mentoring and training

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months


We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

Apply on our website: http://bit.ly/2OuVneo

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