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P1 Teaching Vacancies: Shining Hope for Communities Teaching Jobs

Organization Profile

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is an internationally-recognized grassroots organization that opens the potential of city slum residents to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival technique by implementing important services such as health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and linking these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. 


SHOFCO currently reshapes over 350,000 people across 10 urban slums in Kenya and is the biggest employer in Kibera. SHOFCO is a trusted name and service provider in Kibera with a 10-year track record. 


Position Overview

To be responsible for creating a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favourable to learning and personal growth; this is aimed at ultimately developing strong, ethical, community-centred female leaders of tomorrow.


Location: Kibera

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Teach Literacy, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students.
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Create and use a variety of instruction strategies,
  • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behaviour needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluate students’ academic and social growth.

  • Prepare progress reports and keep records.
  • Communicate with parents on students’ progress.
  • Interpret the school program.
  • Coordinate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Create an effective environment for learning.
  • Select and requisition books and instructional aids.
  • Maintain required inventory records.
  • Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
  • Participate in curriculum development programs as required.


  • P1, Diploma in Education or Degree in Education Primary option

Professional Qualifications

  • Must be registered with Teachers Service Commission

Other requirements (unique/job specific)

  • This is an entry-level position
  • Should have at least 2 years’ experience in teaching middle or upper grade, classes

Functional Skills

  • Articulating information
  • Adopting practical approaches
  • Providing insights
  • Taking action

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes:

  • Establishing rapport
  • Valuing individuals
  • Inviting feedback

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to the HR Manager Applications without this information will not be considered. DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications should reach us no later than 6th November 2020.



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