Short Term Teaching Support – PNG
From time to time, short term opportunities become available due to an urgent need in one of our programs.
In partnership with Numonohi Christian Academy, MAF is supporting the Academy with their critical need for an upper elementary teacher or a high school science teacher. This role is a full time short-term salaried role for 12-24 months, and is located in Goroka, PNG.
Vital to the work of MAF and other mission organisations on the field, is the education and preparation of the next generation. Numonohi Christian Academy is an exceptional International Christian School. They continue to nurture the growing faith of over 150 students, whose parents, both local and international, have committed themselves to unreached peoples of Papua New Guinea.
NCA’s student body is comprised primarily of children from NTM PNG, but also have children from a number of other mission organizations including Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), Evangelical Brotherhood Church (EBC), Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), Christian Services International (CFI) and Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF).
Covid19 has had many world-wide effects. One of these effects is that many of MAF’s school age children, who would normally attend Numonohi Christian Academy, have not been able to do so due to the loss of many teachers. It is our hope that we can support the ongoing work of not only the Academy, but also the wider local and international missions community by helping to recruit qualified and experienced teachers.
This short-term role offers the opportunity, not just for classroom teaching with bright and dedicated students, but also curriculum development in certain courses and lesson planning with Biblical integration. Moreover, teachers have the opportunity to live in a vibrant community with their fellow teaching staff and the wider community, while building authentic and meaningful relationships with students as they grow and learn together.
The school offers grades K-12 and in addition to our standard academic curriculum includes a variety of electives when staffing allows. Boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, soccer, and touch rugby teams have the opportunity to play competitive games with local school teams as well as friendly games with parents and teachers at the center.
Adhering to pre-existing curriculum, management of classroom and student discipline will be expected, as well as attendance at staff team meetings and professional educational activities. There are also many opportunities to be involved in coaching, small group bible studies, music, drama, and much more. Teaching is just one facet of the overall discipleship process.
While the school is run and operated by New Tribes Mission – PNG (NTM), MAF International has an arrangement with NTM – PNG that teachers we identify can join as short-term MAF International staff.
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 classroom teaching experience
Proficient in the English language
Teachers must be able to adjust to living in another culture and working as a team among people from a variety of countries and backgrounds.
Overseas/missions experience or teaching in a cross cultural context would be an advantage but is not a necessity
Teachers should be willing to invest their lives in their students beyond just teaching in the classroom.
For further information https://www.ncapng.org/teachers/