SHOFCO Lower Grade Teacher Job in Mathare, Kenya

SHOFCO is a Kenyan registered Charity Organization with its Headquarters in Gatwekera-Kibera and other offices in New York, Mathare Slum, Mukuru Slum and Bangladesh with a plan to move to other slums in Kenya with a VISION of “Building Urban Promise from Urban Poverty”.

It is a grassroots movement that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls.

The following are the open positions that we seek to fill;

Position: Lower Grade Teacher

Subjects: Kiswahili, Numeracy and any other teaching subject

Location: Mathare

Reports to: Headmistress

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 4:30pm

Key and Responsibilities

  • Teaches Numeracy, Kiswahili and any other subject to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by MSG, and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, discovery, etc.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

Minimum Requirements

The candidate should have;

  • Must have P1 training certificate from a recognized institution
  • Min 3yrs teaching experience in lower grade classes
  • Computer Literate
  • Patient and understanding
  • Good communication skills
  • MUST be registered with TSC

NB: Ladies are encouraged to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to, jobsmathare@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries and TSC numbers.

The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.

Applications without this information will not be considered.

Applications should reach us no later than 15th April 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SHOFCO is an equal opportunity employer and employment is subject to Child Protection standards including appropriate background checks and adherence to our Child Protection Policy.

Disclaimer: SHOFCO does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process. We therefore advise the general public to exercise due diligence when applying for employment.


Education and Training, NGO and UN
Updated: April 11, 2019 — 7:49 am