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  • NAFASI ZA KAZI-International School of Tanganyika, Teacher Assistant

    Teacher  Assistant 

    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.

    All 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:

    Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions.
    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.
    Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and integrity.
    Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
    Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences.
    IST Strategic Plan
    Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values.  This plan is focused on three aims.

    Personalized Learning:

    Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
    Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
    Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
    Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
    Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
    Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
    Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning

    Engaged Community:

    Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
    Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
    Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
    Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
    Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
    Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
    Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses

    Ensured Sustainability:

    Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
    Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
    Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
    Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
    Align governing models with best practice

    Summary of the Role
    Teacher Assistant duty will be to supervise the students and provide learning support and guidance. The successful applicant should be ready to assist the lead licensed teacher with the development and implementation of education plans as well as identify and solve issues with the educational, social and emotional development of students. The Assistant Teacher should be committed to developing meaningful relationships with pupils and giving constructive feedback to help them grow and improve. S/He must have strong communication skills, as they will be expected to interact with colleagues, parents, students and educational authorities. The ideal candidate will be understanding and attentive to student needs, and have a passion for the education field.

    Preferred Qualifications and Experience
    Experience: 2+ years’ teaching experience
    Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and relevant teaching certification.  Masters degrees are preferred. (c) PYP training/experience

    Professional Competencies:
    Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
    Educational leader and outstanding teacher
    Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
    Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams (e) Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders (f) Expert knowledge of IB Standards and Practices.

    Personal Attributes:
    Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
    Integrity and confidentiality
    Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
    Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
    Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
    Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
    Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing

    Responsibilities
    The primary responsibilities for Teacher Assistant at Elementary School will be:

    Applications and enquiries should be directed to staffrecruitment@istafrica.combefore close of business on Friday, 6th September 2019

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  • Slum2School Global Volunteer Recruitment 2019/20 is open!

    Deadline: August 21, 2019

    The Slum2School Global Volunteer Recruitment 2019/20 is open! Are you interested in constructing learning centers, building schools, mentoring children, transforming communities, fundraising, developing partnerships and ensuring that every child gets access to quality education irrespective of their backgrounds? Here’s a great opportunity.
    Slum2School, one of Africa’s leading volunteer driven organizations is currently accepting volunteer applications for 2019/2020. With a growing network of over 8200 volunteers across 32 countries, Slum2School has provided educational scholarships, built various learning centers and supported thousands of children by enabling them gain access to basic education, psycho-social and medical support. By volunteering, you will not only be making a huge impact in the lives of underserved children living in slums and remote communities, but also in your personal development.

    Benefits

    An opportunity to make a difference and be a part of the dynamic and global Slum2School Africa Community.
    Connect and network with a diverse range of young amazing people creating social change.
    Improve your leadership skills and boost your career options.

    Volunteer positions are always part-time, non paid and you will be expected to serve in one of 40+ teams with other dynamic professionals who share similar interests.

    Eligibility

    Anyone above 16 years from any country can apply.
    Volunteers can be located anywhere in the world.
    Be passionate about children and community development.
    Be willing to offer your talents, time, creativity and skills as at when required.

    Application

    Complete the online application via www.slum2school.org/volunteer
    For more information, visit Slum2School Africa.
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  • REUPDATED- 11 Useful Interview Tips for Newly Graduated Candidates

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    Remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. However, good preparation takes the pain out of the process. The best way to ace your next interview is to make sure you’re prepared. Here are some tips for fresh graduates aspiring to join the community of working professionals:

    1. Preparation: Preparation is essential and greatly enhances your chances of performing well, So:
    – know your CV. Spend time reviewing your resume and experience and its relevance to the position. Identify the specific examples in your background that are directly relevant to the position description and demonstrate your ability to do the job.
    – know your potential employer
    – understand commonly used interview styles and common interview questions

    2. Detail Understanding about the company:Conduct additional research on the organization by reading annual reports and researching on the internet. ; Go through the history and the present position of the company. It will help you to understand them and make you more confident.

    3. Reach on time: ;Try to reach the interview place 15 minutes in advance so that you can relax and get yourself ready to face the interview. Make sure you know exactly where you’re going and always be on time. It will also depict your punctuality.

    4. Carry all required documents in a folder: ;Make sure that you carry 2-3 copies of your resume, certificates (if asked), a notepad and a pen in a well-organized folder.

    5. Understanding Your Position: Be prepared to communicate why this role appeals to you. It can help the hiring manager clarify and expand upon the resume. The interviewer really wants to discover your prior interest in the position for which you are applying. Because many candidates apply to multiple jobs simultaneously.

    6. Improve your communication skill: ;Your communication skills play a significant role while you are interviewed for a job post. Improve your communication skill. If you are good at communication, half of your job is done. Back up your good communication skills with impressive ideas especially when asked about your career goals. Boost your communication skills with a suitable body language. The way you smile, talk, argue and put forward your views are integral to your communication skills.

    7. Dress Neatly and Professionally: ;Your dressing sense is the mirror of your personality. It defines the society you belong to. Dress like you are a part of them. Always wear a formal suit. Black trousers and a white shirt would be the best combination. Avoid wearing colorful shirts and trousers. Look like a professional.

    8. Switch off your phone: ;Your interview is about you and the job, not about who is texting you. Most people turn their cell phones on vibrate to avoid appearing unprofessional. Vibrate, however, is also bad. It may come as a surprise, but interviewers are not actually hard of hearing. They can hear the buzz, buzz, buzz sound coming from your pocket every time you get a phone call or text message. Your phone needs to be off completely. The disturbance is not acceptable in any form and the job is more important than your one call or a message, so turn off your phone before entering.

    9. Pay Attention: ;Do you focus your mind on what you are doing? Do you align your thoughts with your actions, or are they two separate activities? Focusing your mind and thoughts on your actions improves your confidence, do fewer mistakes, and perform everything appropriate and better. Biting your nails, tapping the table with your pen, sipping water, again and again, touching your forehead or nose, biting your lips demonstrates nervousness. Similarly chewing the gum during an interview demonstrates lack of courtesy. Keep away from doing any of these.

    10. Be loud enough and clear: ;Make sure that the interviewer can hear you clearly. Avoid talking too loudly or in a very low volume. Murmuring under your breath is often frustrating for the interviewer.

    11. ;Say “I don’t know” : ;While you must make intelligent guesses, don’t fake around by trying to offer wrong answers to the questions you don’t know at all. It is absolutely OK if you don’t know certain things.

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  • Interview HR Interview Tips 2019 – 11 Useful Interview Tips for Newly Graduated Candidates

    ;
    Remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. However, good preparation takes the pain out of the process. The best way to ace your next interview is to make sure you’re prepared. Here are some tips for fresh graduates aspiring to join the community of working professionals:

    1. Preparation: Preparation is essential and greatly enhances your chances of performing well, So:
    – know your CV. Spend time reviewing your resume and experience and its relevance to the position. Identify the specific examples in your background that are directly relevant to the position description and demonstrate your ability to do the job.
    – know your potential employer
    – understand commonly used interview styles and common interview questions

    2. Detail Understanding about the company:Conduct additional research on the organization by reading annual reports and researching on the internet. ; Go through the history and the present position of the company. It will help you to understand them and make you more confident.

    3. Reach on time: ;Try to reach the interview place 15 minutes in advance so that you can relax and get yourself ready to face the interview. Make sure you know exactly where you’re going and always be on time. It will also depict your punctuality.

    4. Carry all required documents in a folder: ;Make sure that you carry 2-3 copies of your resume, certificates (if asked), a notepad and a pen in a well-organized folder.

    5. Understanding Your Position: Be prepared to communicate why this role appeals to you. It can help the hiring manager clarify and expand upon the resume. The interviewer really wants to discover your prior interest in the position for which you are applying. Because many candidates apply to multiple jobs simultaneously.

    6. Improve your communication skill: ;Your communication skills play a significant role while you are interviewed for a job post. Improve your communication skill. If you are good at communication, half of your job is done. Back up your good communication skills with impressive ideas especially when asked about your career goals. Boost your communication skills with a suitable body language. The way you smile, talk, argue and put forward your views are integral to your communication skills.

    7. Dress Neatly and Professionally: ;Your dressing sense is the mirror of your personality. It defines the society you belong to. Dress like you are a part of them. Always wear a formal suit. Black trousers and a white shirt would be the best combination. Avoid wearing colorful shirts and trousers. Look like a professional.

    8. Switch off your phone: ;Your interview is about you and the job, not about who is texting you. Most people turn their cell phones on vibrate to avoid appearing unprofessional. Vibrate, however, is also bad. It may come as a surprise, but interviewers are not actually hard of hearing. They can hear the buzz, buzz, buzz sound coming from your pocket every time you get a phone call or text message. Your phone needs to be off completely. The disturbance is not acceptable in any form and the job is more important than your one call or a message, so turn off your phone before entering.

    9. Pay Attention: ;Do you focus your mind on what you are doing? Do you align your thoughts with your actions, or are they two separate activities? Focusing your mind and thoughts on your actions improves your confidence, do fewer mistakes, and perform everything appropriate and better. Biting your nails, tapping the table with your pen, sipping water, again and again, touching your forehead or nose, biting your lips demonstrates nervousness. Similarly chewing the gum during an interview demonstrates lack of courtesy. Keep away from doing any of these.

    10. Be loud enough and clear: ;Make sure that the interviewer can hear you clearly. Avoid talking too loudly or in a very low volume. Murmuring under your breath is often frustrating for the interviewer.

    11. ;Say “I don’t know” : ;While you must make intelligent guesses, don’t fake around by trying to offer wrong answers to the questions you don’t know at all. It is absolutely OK if you don’t know certain things.

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