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International School of Tanganyika (IST) Jobs 2024

IST Foundational Documents
IST Mission
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world
IST Vision
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.
students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically,
achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They
will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems,
local and global.
They will pursue their varied passions with
enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence.
Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act
kindly, fairly, and responsibly.
All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.
Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:
(a) Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively
towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and
accept the consequences of our actions.
(b) Inquiring – We show
curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and
solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace
the learning that comes
through failure as well as the joy of success.
(c) Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care,
kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience,
generosity and integrity.
(d) Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
(e) Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using
the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our
IST Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to
better reach our schoolʼs mission, vision and values. This plan is
focused on three aims.
Personalized Learning:
  • The written, taught and assessed curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners
  • Creation
    and implementation of the technology plan in order to ensure that
    future developments of media and information technology address the
    long-term needs of the school.
  • Professional learning
    opportunities are designed to have a positive on impact student
    learning. (d) Ensure IST is recognized globally as an exemplary IB World
  • Continued development of ISTʼs inclusion programs to support personalized experiences for all learners.
Engaged Community:
  • Build and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of the school community.
  • Continued development of partnerships with local and global individuals, organizations and alumni to enhance student learning.
  • Develop and review processes and systems to enhance communication within the IST community
Ensured Sustainability:
  • Continued
    review and implementation of master site plan – with focus on inclusion
    and access as well as facilities to support innovative programs
  • Review procedures to retain and recruit employees who are aligned with our strategic plan.
  • Improve
    ISTʼs ability to work more sustainably and align environmental
    frameworks to improve our educational experiences and operations.
  • Enhance processes for creating, auditing and reviewing IST policy and procedure documents.
IST Looking for the following positions below:
Assistant School Librarian
Assistant School Librarianat International School of Tanganyika May, 2024


(cf Policy 5.101)

Administrative Assistance and Technical Support
Reports to: Secondary School Principal Department: Secondary School
Job Holder   Start date: 01 August 2024

Summary of the Role
The Assistant School Librarian supports
the School Librarian in enhancing and maintaining the library to ensure
an effective and accessible service to students and staff. This role
contributes to the educational and information needs of the school
community, fostering an environment conducive to learning and growth.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years experience working in a library;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Management.

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Professional Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English
  • Ability to self-manage; work independently in an organised manner
  • Sound decision-making, solutions-focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Digitally
    literate in computer so ware applications – including Google Suite,
    Apple apps, Microso Office, and use of online resources
  • Experience
    collaborating in a high-functioning team environment (g) Skilled at
    building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Personal Attributes:

  • Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
  • Internationally minded with an intercultural awareness of the diverse needs of the IST community
  • Ability to apply critical and creative thinking skills to the workplace
  • Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
  • Desire to continually grow professionally
  • Interest in reading and literacy and love of literature


  • Assisting
    Patrons: Provide welcoming, customer-focused support, guidance, and
    referral to help patrons locate materials, navigate the library
    catalogue, and answer inquiries about library services and resources.
  • Checking In/Out Materials: Handle circulation duties, providing efficient and friendly service to patrons.
  • Library
    System Management: Manage the library catalog including the cataloging
    of new books, updating patron records, correcting and editing records
    within the system, and conducting the annual inventory.
  • Shelving
    and Organizing: Ensure materials are shelved correctly according to the
    library’s classification system, maintain order in the library stacks,
    and regularly shelf-read to ensure items are in proper order.
  • Reader’s
    Advisory: Demonstrate an interest in reading, a curiosity for the
    collection, and awareness of popular literature and authors so
    personalized reading recommendations for patrons can be made.
  • Library
    Outreach: Assist with outreach efforts to promote library services and
    programs, including creating displays and other promotional materials.
  • Administrative
    Tasks: Perform various administrative duties as needed, such as
    processing new books, repairing damaged books, processing parent
    applications, managing holds, assisting with interlibrary loan requests,
    coordinating the booking systems for library events, and managing local
    newspaper subscriptions.
  • Discipline and Behavior Management:
    Assist in enforcing library rules and policies to ensure a safe,
    respectful, and conducive learning environment for all library users.
  • Maintaining
    Library Spaces: Help maintain the cleanliness and organisation of
    library spaces, including shelving areas, study rooms, and reading
    areas, to provide a welcoming, dynamic, and attractive environment for
    patrons: report repairs and technical issues to the helpdesk.
  • Professional
    Development: Stay informed about current trends and best practices in
    library services and information literacy, and participate in ongoing
    training and professional development opportunities to develop library
    and technology skills.
  • Work alternate Saturdays from 9:00-1:00
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Secondary School Principal.

Teacher Assistant
Teacher Assistant at International School of Tanganyika May 2024

Title LCE Teacher Assistant Category

(cf Policy 5.101)

Teacher Assistance
Reports to: Vice Principal Department: Secondary School
Job Holder Start date: 1 August 2024

Summary of the Role
Life-centered education (LCE) is a
personalised model of instruction. It is not a self-contained program.
Students spend most of their time in general education classrooms
alongside their peers. Depending on their individual level of need,
students may spend time in small groups or 1-to-1 to focus on modified
grade-level content, foundational academic skills and independent living
skills. Teachers, parents and the student will collaborate to create a
Student Support Plan (SSP).

The SSP outlines the studentʼs
long-term and short-term goals as well as the services IST will provide
to help the student meet those goals. The Teacher Assistant for the
program supports a lead teacher in charge of a classroom. Teacher
Assistants also reinforce lessons by tutoring individual students or
small groups. Their duties include creating lesson plans, documenting
progress, and overseeing lesson preparations.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience: 4+ years of teaching experience
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Needs Education
  • MYP/DP training/experience is desirable

Professional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Sound decision-making, solutions-focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Solid understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practice

Personal Attributes:

  • Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Keenness to progress their knowledge and skills through taking additional responsibilities and opportunities for development;
  • Flexibility, Creativity and Adaptability;
  • Ability to exercise patience and understanding to students with different learning needs;
  • A wholeheartedly committed to supporting student’s needs and those of the school’s wider community;

The primary responsibilities of a Teacher Assistant at the Secondary School will be:
Areas of Responsibilities
necessary and at the discretion of the classroom teacher, the
responsibilities of the Teacher Assistant will include, but not be
limited to, the following:

  • Work with the lead teacher to monitor the class schedule.
  • Assist teachers with lesson preparation by getting materials ready and setting up equipment.
  • Revise lesson material with students individually or in small groups.
  • Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean.
  • Oversee students during non-classroom times, including in-between classes, lunch, and field excursions.
  • Collaborate with lead teachers to recognise issues students are facing and recommend solutions.
  • Document student progress and communicate with parents to keep them informed.
  • Help lead teachers to create lesson plans.
  • Comply with government and school regulations, as well as classroom agreements.
  • Attend all professional development sessions and meetings.
  • You may be required to serve as an advisor in homeroom classes.

Whenever necessary and at the discretion of the Secondary Vice Principal, the Teacher Assistant is accountable for:

  • Attendance at staff meetings and parent evenings
  • Supervision of students at break/after school in a safe and punctual manner

For the Teacher Assistant to meet these expectations, the Classroom Teacher is also held accountable for:

  • Communicating clearly, openly and honestly with the Teacher Assistant
  • Meeting with the Teacher Assistant at the start of the year to discuss responsibilities and expectations for the year
  • Actively encouraging respectful interactions between the Teacher Assistant and all members of the community
  • Meet regularly with the TA to discuss plans, overviews, and reflections on practice.

Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects as requested by the Vice Principal.

Administrative Officer:
Administrative Officer: Trips at International School of Tanganyika (IST) May 2024

Title Administrative Officer Category

(cf Policy 5.101)

Administrative Management and Technical Support
Reports to: Principal Department: Administration
Job Holder   Start date: 01 August 2024

Summary of the Role
The Administrative Officer provides
planning and logistical coordination for all Secondary school trips as
well as special events hosted by IST. The Administrative Officer will
lead the planning process for the Extended Studies Program (ESP) as well
as support the Outdoor Education Coordinator and Athletics/ Activities
Coordinator with logistical planning of field trips that involve
students and/or staff members travelling to other locations for
school-sponsored activities (both within Tanzania and internationally).

Administrative Officer is a key contributor to the effective
development and implementation of all field trips. The Administrative
Officer works effectively with the administrative assistant team and
other Departmental Managers to coordinate all aspects of Trip planning.
The Administrative Officer may be assigned support duties by the
Secondary School Principal or Vice Principal, or Activities Director to
support the coordination of events hosted by IST. Assist campus
administration with marketing information for trips as required.
Maintain confidentiality of information.

The person in this
position reports directly to the Secondary Principal yet coordinates the
logistics of trips based on requests made by a wide variety of teachers
and administrators. The Administrative Officer will follow the
procedures found in the Field Trip Procedures Handbook when planning
trips. The Administrative Officer will work with the Transportation
Manager, Accounts Department Manager, and Head of Security at IST.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience Experience:

  • 10+ yearsʼ experience as Administrative Officer;
  • A minimum Bachelorʼs Degree in Business Administration or a related field;

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Professional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organisational skills
  • Experience in public facility management
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders

Professional Attributes and Skills:

  • Ability
    to analyse situations and take appropriate action in a variety of
    procedural matters independently without immediate supervision;
  • Ability to prioritise and coordinate workflow and timeliness for self and others;
  • Ability
    to operate various office equipment and tools, such as a copy machine,
    scanner, databases, Google Sheets, Forms, Docs, and Presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and written forms;
  • Ability to establish and maintain a variety of recordkeeping, reference, and data collection systems;
  • Ability to understand and apply successfully a variety of complex directions to specific situations;
  • Ability to lead and exhibit leadership for a team;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and learning experiences for secondary support staff team members;
  • Knowledge of financial record-keeping methods and practices;
  • Knowledge of proper office systems that promote customer service and efficiency.

The primary responsibilities of an Administrative Officer will be:

  • To
    successfully realise the Extended Studies Program (ESP). Work with the
    Secondary Leadership Team to ensure ESP trip destinations support the
    IST Mission and spirit of the ESP Program.
  • Work with secretaries and administration to develop a timeline for faculty members to plan ESP trip activities effectively.
  • Work
    with existing and new third-party trip providers to plan safe,
    supportive, and challenging trips and ensure invoicing of services is
    accurate and timely with the help of the Accounts Department.
  • Follow the procedures and guidelines found in the Field Trip Procedures Handbook.
  • Update the ESP Trip website for parents and students annually.
  • Manage
    the trip selection process to ensure students and faculty go on a trip
    of their choice and troubleshoot any issues that arise to ensure student
    and staff satisfaction.

To support the logistical planning
of all trips (ESP, Outdoor Education, AsA’s) and local events hosted by
IST (e.g. ISSEA Swimming 2025).

  • Ensure the ‘Traveling Teams’ Spreadsheet with all travelling participant details is correct and complete.

    Connect with families whose information is missing from the School
    information management system or who need to update information and
    passport scans.
    – Distribute important travel documents to families, coaches and other chaperones about upcoming events or trips.
    – Collect and collate permission forms from parents for various trips.
  • Work
    with the school’s approved travel agents to coordinate travel
    arrangements (ex., flights) and appropriate invoicing with the help of
    the Accounts Department.
  • Work with the Transportation Manager to arrange proper bus and ferry bookings for land and sea transfers.
    – Work with ASA Assistant to ensure transportation for friendly matches to or from IST.
    – Assist in ground transportation for special events (eg. ISSEA, GISS)
  • Follow the procedures and guidelines outlined in the Field Trip Procedures Handbook.
  • Work
    effectively with other appointed staff in charge of a particular event
    hosted by IST Secondary (ex. GISS Conference Coordinator).

effectively with the Activities Department to ensure that payments,
invoices, and reimbursements are handled by the Accounts Office.

and organise all documentation (Trip Approval Form, RAMS forms)
prepared for any trip before sharing it with the Head of Security.

Ensure all forms are thoroughly reviewed before sending them to the
Head of Security for approval and subsequently to the Vice-Principal for

Review and update the Field Trip Procedures Handbook at the end of the academic year.

  • Ensure
    accuracy and completeness of the various sections of the Handbook and
    review any proposed changes with the Principal for his/ her approval
    before releasing any updated version.
  • To work with secretaries and administration to ensure the Handbook is updated before the start of the following academic year.

Ensure trips are put onto the school calendar.
Work with the Administration and secretaries to ensure the school
calendar accurately reflects the trip schedules for that academic year.
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Perform any other duties as designated by the Principal.

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