Shining Hope for Communities Music Teacher – Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview
To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favourable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing strong, ethical, community centred female leaders of tomorrow.

Location: Mathare

Reports to: Head Teacher

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Teach music to students and nurture students’ talent by training them to play musical instruments and participation in
Music and drama festival competition.
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Create and use variety of instruction strategies,
Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.
Prepare progress reports and keep records.
Communicate with parents on students’ progress.
Interpret the school program.
Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Create an effective environment for learning.
Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
Maintain required inventory records.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

Academic Qualifications
Diploma or Degree in Education (Music)or P1 certificate with Passion and abitity to teach music

Other requirements (unique/job specific)
This is an Entry level position.

Functional Skills
Articulating information
Adopting practical approaches
Providing insights
Taking action

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
Establishing rapport
Valuing individuals
Inviting feedback
Understanding people
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to jobsmathare@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.
The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information and job application details, see; https://www.shofco.org/job/music-teacher/

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