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ESL Biology Teacher at School in Rural Tanzania

Red Sweater Project
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ESL Biology Teacher at School in Rural Tanzania

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and

innovative educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates the Mungere School

near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.


We are accepting applications for an ESL-trained Biology Teacher to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced

science skills to students Forms I-V (equivalent 7th-11th Grade level) at the Mungere School, engaging them to

speak, read, write and understand an English-based Biology curriculum in a creative and stimulating classroom


Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the

local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is based in English medium and the

language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in

Biology classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.


  • Engage students through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning, and interactive


  • Create stimulating and active classroom activities
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes
  • Assist in the coordination of academic and extra-curricular activities and clubs, including athletics
  • Assist with school projects, administration and instructor development as needed


  • College degree
  • Minimum 3 years of classroom experience
  • ESL/EAL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA or equivalent) preferred
  • Commitment to interactive and an engaging classroom experience
  • Experience traveling, working/living abroad
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization combine

leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service

Other Details

  • Minimum 6-month commitment
  • Shared housing available
  • Stipend available depending on experience
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training options available)
  • We do not charge program fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs

To Apply

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