Head Teacher Jobs at Geita Gold International School 2021
Geita Gold International School (GGIS) is owned and maintained by Geita Gold Mining Ltd, located at Geita Region within the mine license area.
The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and affiliated to Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) and Tanzania International Schools Association (TISA).
The school docs the International Schools Assessment (ISA) and International Benchmarking Tests (IBT) yearly for the upper primary section. The school uses the International Primary Curriculum, which is a one of the best International recognized curriculum for primary education.
The school is unique but a highly effective small school consisting of only 34 children where more than half of the attending children are Tanzanians and three quarter of teaching staff consists of Tanzanian teachers.
The primary objective of establishing the school at the mine was to motivate and retain scarce and critical employees by having their families close to the mine site and to provide quality primary education for their children.
Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:
Position : Head Teacher Contract type & Duration : Unspecified time Department : HSE& Training Reporting to : Senior Manager-HSE & Training Number of Positions : One (1)
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
To provide effective, dynamic, and inspirational leadership in order to maintain the quality of teaching at Geita Gold International School to enable every child to fulfil his/her potential.
The role Incumbent is accountable to lead and manage the school, ensuring the achievement of excellent educational standards as wel as promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience – Teaching jobs in Tanzania
An Education degree Holder / Advanced Diploma or equivalent to the related field of education e.g. Psychology.
Experience as Head Teacher or equivalent post in the International curriculum school for at least two years
At least previously significantly exposed to the AISA system school. Management Training/ MBA in Management will be an added advantage.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT
Firstly Demonstrate world class leadership and management effectiveness of an international school.
Secondly Oversee implementation of Teaching and Learning Policy in place to adhere to the school purpose, vision, and values.
Maintain Council of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation by adhering to required guidelines and standards.
Have oversight of the curriculum, pastoral care and administration of the school all of which should be appropriate to the pupils’ experience, interests and aptitudes.
Embed International Primary Curriculum (IPD) and concept of ‘internationalism’ in learning and encourage new developments in the curriculum in the context of local, national and international initiatives.
Develop and encourage good relations with and maintain affiliation with CIS, AISA, FIELDWORK, ACER, TISA and TAIS to ensure school retains membership and up to date with said organizations for quality assurance purposes.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT, SAFETY AND PROTECTION
Advocate Child Safety and Protection by ensuring teachers and support staff are adequately vetted via company background check procedures.
Promote and safeguard the general welfare of children.
Ensure that there is an effective assessment, recording and reporting system of pupils’ progress.
Maintain proper communication with children parents / guardians in safeguarding the interests of the children, including emails, letters, parents’ meetings, etc.
Report regularly to School Advisory Committee (SAC) regarding student progress in Teaching and Learning.
Promote a culture of encouragement, support and challenge in order to achieve each child’s full potential and the highest possible educational standards.
MONITORING & QUALITY ASSURANCE
Ensure that a system for monitoring and developing the quality assurance of teaching and learning is in place.
Plan, manage and monitor the curriculum within the agreec budget, setting appropriate priorities for expenditure allocating funds and ensuring effective administration control. Includes providing a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Collate and review of schemes of work.
Ensure the achievement of mandatory requirements for the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and relevant international educational standards are met.
Create and maintain the School Calendar, Duty Rosters and class / events timetables.
Ensure effective management and maintenance of the school website.
GENERAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT
Develop and encourage good relations between the school and the local community, including International Schools within Tanzania and surrounding countries.
Ensure recruitment of right personnel as teaching and support staff, in liaisons with the Human Resources Department.
Create and maintain good working relationships amongst all members of the school community.
Promote the school’s ethos in which the highest standards are expected from all members of the school community.
Act as a Leader of Professional Development and Learning programme.
Providing an effective Professional Development Learning programme that enables teacher improvement aimed at improving student learning outcomes.
Undertake Performance Effectiveness Reviews (PER) for the teaching staff and support staff (both online and paper-based reviews
Construct and manage the school budget in line with respective budget approval processes of the company.
Ensure quality assurance for report writing across the whole school (Nursery to Year 6).
Coordinate School Infrastructure maintenance (buildings, playgrounds, furniture, etc.) through liaisons with infrastructure maintenance department
Proven international school management Capability
Computer Literate (Outlook, Internet. MS Office- Word. Excel. PowerPoint)
Excellent Communicat on Skills (both written & verbal) in English Language – preferably English as the first language.
Excellent Organizational and Project management skills
Analysis & Problem-Solving skills
Ability to manager conflict in a constructive manner
Proven ability to influence and motivate others and build relationships.
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Please apply through our recruitment portal by following the link below. Please click the link or type the URL address on a website browser to access the application portal.
On the portal you will be required to upload your detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e- mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees.
Please do not attach certificates that are not related to the qualifications stated above.
You will also be required to upload a cover / application letter addressed to “Senior Manager Human Resources, Geita Gold Mining Ltd”. Subject should be “Head Teacher”