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English Teacher

Actively Recruiting

Openings

12 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 4, 2020 - August 20, 2022

Application Window

May 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Location

  • Togo

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

At the request of the Ministry of Education, the Targeting English Education for Change (TEECh) project was developed in response to a general shortage of English teachers throughout the country, but more specifically a shortage of English teachers who are either capable of speaking English at an advanced level or who have prior experience teaching English. The Ministry has also prioritized incorporating gender equitable practices into active pedagogy within public school classrooms and taking steps to mitigate gender based violence in school settings, which it hopes will reduce disparities and remove barriers that are preventing girls from continuing their education at the middle school level and beyond.

The goal of the TEECh project is for girls and boys to strengthen their communication skills in English and have equitable access to academic and/or professional opportunities.

The TEECh project's objectives are focused on:

STUDENTS:
• Increase achievement of students in English

TEACHERS:
• Increase capacity of English teachers to teach English more effectively
• Increase capacity of teachers to use gender-equitable practices in the classroom
• Increase English proficiency of English teachers

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY:
• Increase community member involvement in student learning and school improvement

Primary activities that support the project’s objectives include but are not limited to the following:
• Teach or co-teach English to students in a school setting (e.g., direct classroom teaching, pull-out groups, individual tutoring)
• Facilitate informal or formal communities of practice to share strategies and tips for effective English teaching or general teaching skills
• Model teach and/or engage in peer observation of general and English teaching skills with teachers.
• Plan and (co-)train teachers in workshops on strategies for English teaching
• Facilitate informal or formal trainings for teachers on techniques for promoting gender equity in the classroom
• Organize activities that involve the community in student learning
• Facilitate informal or formal trainings for community members on gender equitable techniques that enable access to learning

Peace Corps/Togo is proud of the strong monitoring, reporting, and evaluation culture it has developed in recent years, which enables Volunteers, their communities, and our partner stakeholders to measure the impact of Peace Corps interventions and inform the decisions that influence the direction of future work. As part of all of your work, both within your sector and across all three Peace Corps/Togo sectors (health, agriculture, and education), you will report on these efforts and their impact.

Gender awareness and empowerment is a cross-sectorial activity for all Peace Corps/Togo Volunteers, who look for ways to work with community members to promote gender-equitable norms. You will receive training on gender challenges in your community and you will have the opportunity to implement gender-related activities that are contextually and culturally appropriate once you are adequately integrated into your community, usually during your second year of service.

At the request of the Ministry of Education, the Targeting English Education for Change (TEECh) project was developed in response to a general shortage of English teachers throughout the country, but more specifically a shortage of English teachers who are either capable of speaking English at an advanced level or who have prior experience teaching English. The Ministry has also prioritized incorporating gender equitable practices into active pedagogy within public school classrooms and taking steps to mitigate gender based violence in school settings, which it hopes will reduce disparities and remove barriers that are preventing girls from continuing their education at the middle school level and beyond.

The goal of the TEECh project is for girls and boys to strengthen their communication skills in English and have equitable access to academic and/or professional opportunities.

The TEECh project's objectives are focused on:

STUDENTS:
• Increase achievement of students in English

TEACHERS:
• Increase capacity of English teachers to teach English more effectively
• Increase capacity of teachers to use gender-equitable practices in the classroom
• Increase English proficiency of English teachers

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY:
• Increase community member involvement in student learning and school improvement

Primary activities that support the project’s objectives include but are not limited to the following:
• Teach or co-teach English to students in a school setting (e.g., direct classroom teaching, pull-out groups, individual tutoring)
• Facilitate informal or formal communities of practice to share strategies and tips for effective English teaching or general teaching skills
• Model teach and/or engage in peer observation of general and English teaching skills with teachers.
• Plan and (co-)train teachers in workshops on strategies for English teaching
• Facilitate informal or formal trainings for teachers on techniques for promoting gender equity in the classroom
• Organize activities that involve the community in student learning
• Facilitate informal or formal trainings for community members on gender equitable techniques that enable access to learning

Peace Corps/Togo is proud of the strong monitoring, reporting, and evaluation culture it has developed in recent years, which enables Volunteers, their communities, and our partner stakeholders to measure the impact of Peace Corps interventions and inform the decisions that influence the direction of future work. As part of all of your work, both within your sector and across all three Peace Corps/Togo sectors (health, agriculture, and education), you will report on these efforts and their impact.

Gender awareness and empowerment is a cross-sectorial activity for all Peace Corps/Togo Volunteers, who look for ways to work with community members to promote gender-equitable norms. You will receive training on gender challenges in your community and you will have the opportunity to implement gender-related activities that are contextually and culturally appropriate once you are adequately integrated into your community, usually during your second year of service.
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Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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