Dakar Liberia Co-op Teacher
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in over 30 developing countries. For over 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.
Liberia is a country located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa and shares a border with three neighbouring countries. Over the past 30 years, Liberia has suffered from civil war, disease, corruption and poverty. The annual six-month wet season disables the few roads which exist and means that those who live here struggle to gain access to some of the services we take for granted. A two-hour flight for one of our partners can save two to three days’ journey overland in the dry season and provide accessibility in the wet season
To enable MAF to carry out this critical work, we are in urgent need of Primary School teachers to be seconded to Dakar Liberia Co-op. The co-op opened in August 2022 and is a small but growing mission school that strives to provide high quality, international education in a loving Christian environment. The school primarily serves the children of families in the capitol city of Monrovia working with MAF, SIM and Samaritan’s Purse. Without this school, MAF pilots, engineers and managers with young families would be unable to commit to working in Liberia.
As a teacher at Dakar Liberia Co-op, you will plan and prepare lessons based on an international curriculum currently derived from North American curriculum, but modified for our context.
You will teach in multi-grade level classrooms, establishing a calm, purposeful and respectful learning environment. Lessons will meet the strengths and needs of each individual and use pedagogical approaches to engage children and support them in their learning. You will assess regularly and plan appropriately for next steps, reporting clearly to parents. You will contribute to the Christian community of the school, committing to the spiritual development of children.
Full participation in all aspects of the life of the school is part of this exciting and essential role.
Your role requires:
creativity when working with limited resources.
flexibility as you adapt to the changing needs of the school community
an ability to adjust to living in another culture and working in a cross-cultural team environment
a positive, resilient attitude towards challenge and change
Other duties include safeguarding, supervision, the establishment of excellent working relationships with parents and families and a commitment to professional development and staff training.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education or teaching field
Teaching credentials/certification from state or country of origin
At least one year of primary classroom teaching experience
Proficient in both spoken and written English language
A personal commitment to follow Christ and His calling and to uphold the values of the school
Proven teamwork skills
Overseas teaching or mission experience in a cross-cultural context
Training in Biblical approach to cross cultural mission
Experience in teaching in multi-level classrooms
A relevant subject/early years specialism
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) qualification
*Please note all enquirers to this position will be passed to the Dakar school who will manage the recruitment process directly*