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 does 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. Applica¬tions are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:
Position: Head Teacher
Job Number: GGM-2019-XTRI -04
Number of Positions: 01.
Works For: Senior Manager – HSE & Training
Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd.) or Higher Diploma in Education (HDE, 4 Year)
- A minimum of 5 year’s international school management experience.
- 5 years’ experience in using an internationally recognized curriculum, such as: IPC, MYP, PYP, Cambridge Primary’ Curriculum, British National Curriculum.
- A considerable experience as Head of a School Department preferable.
- Fluent in written and spoken English
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 well as promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
Main or Key Accountabilities:
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT
- Demonstrate world class leadership and management effectiveness of an international school.
- 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.
- Promote a culture of encouragement, support and challenge in order to achieve each child’s full potential and the highest possible educational standards.
- 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.
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 agreed 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 quality assurance for report writing across the whole school (Nursery to Year 6).
- 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.
- 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 Communication Skills (both written & verbal) in English Language – preferably English as the first language.
- Excellent Organizational and Project management skills
- Analysis & Problem-Solving skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Presentation skills
- Ability to manager conflict in a constructive manner
- Proven ability to influence and motivate others and build relationships.
Mode of Application:
Application cover letter (Subject should be Head Teacher and/or quote the job number), detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, e- mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees, to be forwarded to below address.
You will be required to bring original certificates if you are contacted for interviews.
Senior Manager Human Resources,
Geita Gold Mining Ltd,
P.O. Box 532,
Application Deadline: Application letters should reach the above on or before 18th December 2020- 17hr30. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.