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Teacher of English Language (to be confirmed pending on availability of funding) Kyiv, Bakhmut (Donetsk Oblast), Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Severodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast), Starobilsk (Luhansk Oblast), Berdiansk (Zaporizhzhya Oblast)

Published: 30.05.2017

PH International Ukraine

 

Terms of Reference

 

Job/Position Title:     Teacher of English Language (to be confirmed pending on availability of funding)

Compensation Category:      Temporary, Part-time

Expected Start Date:             October 1, 2017

Expected End Date:  August 31, 2019

Supervision received from: PH Ukraine Country Director

Locations considered for the Access Program: Kyiv, Bakhmut (Donetsk Oblast), Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Severodonetsk  (Luhansk Oblast), Starobilsk (Luhansk Oblast), Berdiansk (Zaporizhzhya Oblast) 

 

 

  1. Background Information

 

PH International (also known as Project Harmony, Inc.), an international, non-profit, professional and educational exchange and training organization, is seeking potential candidates for English teacher positions to deliver English language trainings and cultural activities for youth within the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) implemented with support from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and the U.S. Department of State.

 

The Access program is currently carried out in 12 locations in Ukraine. It is a two-year program (360 hours) that provides a great opportunity for 13 to 15 year-olds from underserved and low-income families to learn about U.S. culture and values, deepen their knowledge of the English language, develop leadership skills and take an active part in the development of Ukraine.

 

The program consists of two components:

1) English language lessons according to the students’ level, and

2) Cultural activities that build understanding of the United States. 

 

The Access program considers opening new groups (20 student/group) in Kyiv, Bakhmut (Donetsk Oblast), Mariupol (Donetsk Oblast), Severodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast), and Starobilsk (Luhansk Oblast) in October – November 2017. So the Access program seeks suitable candidates who could potentially fill in Access English Teacher positions in these locations, in case these locations are selected (approved) for the program.

 

The ideal candidates should be innovative teachers of English who value meaningful communication, content-based activities, and a student-centered learning environment.  Self-development is also a key aim of Access Enhancement activities, which often takes place outside of the classroom. Far less emphasis is placed on traditional approaches to language teaching, for example, grammar, testing, and rote memorization.  In short, the experiences of Access students should differ markedly from their experiences in regular English classes.

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities of Access English Teacher

 

The objective of the Access Teacher position is to deliver the Access program classes and cultural activities as specified further by this Job Description.

 

Teachers’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Selecting appropriate textbooks and materials that reach the program objectives.
  • Developing a course syllabus that clearly outlines the topics of the classes and expectations of the students.
  • Developing and implementing quality lesson plans according to the Access Program objectives.
  • Holding classes and conduct enhancement activities in accordance with the schedule and curriculum approved by the Access Provider.
  • Designing evaluation materials to properly assess student’s progress in accordance with the benchmarks established at the start of the program.
  • Conduct student assessments on a regular basis.
  • Submit progress reports according to the schedule established by the Provider.
  • Ensure student portfolios are filed, accessible and frequently updated.
  • Monitoring and regularly updating dossiers of the students’ attendance and notifying the coordinator of students’ progress through regular written reports.
  • Developing, planning, and implementing the enhancement activities according to the Access Program objectives and duties listed above.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the students during planned classes and activities.
  • Seeking to improve methodical and pedagogical skills through participation in seminars, lessons offered by visiting experienced colleagues, and self-directed professional development.

 

  1. Qualification Requirements

 

Teachers’ qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Holding university degree(s) with the qualification “English Language Teacher” and at least three years of experience working with pupils/students.
  • Strong desire and motivation to work with disadvantaged youth.
  • Dedication to working with Access students for two years.
  • Ability to organize and participate in enhancement and out-of-class activities.
  • Willingness to attend professional development and Access Program events organized by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
  • Availability for 6 hours a week in the afternoons on weekdays or on the weekends during regular school semesters October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019.
  • Availability for intensive sessions during one to two week long summer camps that will be organized for Access students in 2018 - 2019 (day time camps, and residential camps).
  • Basic knowledge of and appreciation for U.S. society and culture, especially as it refers to the following holidays: Earth Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint), an Internet browser (Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Netscape, etc.), and e-mail.

 

A competitive remuneration for teachers is foreseen based on the number of class hours.

 

  1. Selection Process

 

  1. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted by PH Ukraine, or Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
  2. If a pre-selected candidate successfully passes the interview with RELO (by phone or Internet), s/he may also be invited for a workshop on Access English teaching techniques, to be held in Kyiv on June 20-23, 2017 with the U.S. Embassy support (all costs are covered by the workshop).
  3. The final decision about inviting successful candidates to join the Access program is expected to be taken in September – October 2017.
  4. Along with competencies demonstrated by the candidates during the pre-selection process, the final decision will also depend on approval of the abovementioned locations for the program.
  1. How to Apply

 

Please submit the following documents in English via email to: access-ua@ph-int.org with the note in the subject of the message ‘Access Teacher_Location (for example, Kyiv)_Your Family Name

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • Examples or references to personal programs used in teaching practices (if, available)

 

Deadline for Applications: June 07, 2016

For more information about PH International, visit: http://www.ph-int.org/vacancies/

English teacher for Access Program in Kramatorsk, Odesa, and Poltava

Published: 07.11.2016

PH International

 

Job Description

 

Job/Position Title:     Teacher of English Language

Compensation Category:      Temporary, Part-time

Start Date:     Nov-Dec. 2017

End Date:       August 31, 2018

Supervision received from: PH Ukraine Ukraine Country Director; PH Ukraine Access Program Manager

Locations:      Kramatorsk, Poltava, Odesa.

 

  1. Background Information

 

PH International (also known as Project Harmony, Inc.), an international, non-profit, professional and educational exchange and training organization, is seeking teachers of English language to deliver English language trainings and cultural activities for youth within the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) announced by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and PH International. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. It provides a great opportunity for 13 to 15 year-olds from underserved and low-income families to learn about U.S. culture and values, deepen their knowledge of the English language, develop leadership skills and take an active part in the development of Ukraine.

 

The program consists of two components: 1) English language lessons according to the students’ level, and 2) Cultural activities that build understanding of the United States. 

 

The Access program seeks innovative teachers of English who value meaningful communication, content-based activities, and a student-centered learning environment.  Self-development is also a key aim of Access Enhancement activities, which often take place outside of the classroom. Far less emphasis is placed on traditional approaches to language teaching, for example, grammar, testing, and rote memorization.  In short, the experiences of Access students should differ markedly from their experiences in regular English classes.

 

The program is currently carried out in several locations in Ukraine, and several new groups are going to start classes under the program in Kramatorsk, Poltava and Odesa.

 

 

  1. Roles and Responsibilities

 

The objective of the position is to deliver the Access program classes and cultural activities as specified further by this Job Description in Kramatorsk, Poltava, and Odesa.

 

Teachers’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Selecting appropriate textbooks and materials that reach the program objectives.
  • Developing a course syllabus that clearly outlines the topics of the classes and expectations of the students.
  • Developing and implementing quality lesson plans according to the Access Program objectives.
  • Holding classes and conduct enhancement activities in accordance with the schedule and curriculum approved by the Access Provider.
  • Designing evaluation materials to properly assess student’s progress in accordance with the benchmarks established at the start of the program.
  • Conduct student assessments on a regular basis.
  • Submit progress reports according to the schedule established by the Provider.
  • Ensure student portfolios are filed, accessible and frequently updated.
  • Monitoring and regularly updating dossiers of the students’ attendance and notifying the coordinator of students’ progress through regular written reports.
  • Developing, planning, and implementing the enhancement activities according to the Access Program objectives and duties listed above.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the students during planned classes and activities.
  • Seeking to improve methodical and pedagogical skills through participation in seminars, lessons offered by visiting experienced colleagues, and self-directed professional development.

 

  1. Qualification Requirements

Teachers’ qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Holding university degree(s) with the qualification “English Language Teacher” and at least three years of experience working with students.
  • Strong desire and motivation to work with disadvantaged youth.
  • Dedication to working with Access students for two years.
  • Ability to organize and participate in enhancement and out-of-class activities.
  • Willingness to attend professional development and Access Program events organized by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
  • Availability for 6 hours a week in the afternoons on weekdays or on the weekends during regular school semesters Nov./Dec. 2016 – August 31, 2018.
  • Availability for intensive sessions during one to two week long summer camps that will be organized for Access students in 2017- 18 (day time camps, and residential camps).
  • Basic knowledge of and appreciation for U.S. society and culture, especially as it refers to the following holidays: Earth Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint), an Internet browser (Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Netscape, etc.), and e-mail.

 

A competitive remuneration for teachers is foreseen based on the number of class hours.

 

  1. How to Apply

 

Please submit the following documents in English via email to: access-ua@ph-int.org

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • Examples or references to personal programs used in teaching practices (if, available)

 

Deadlines for Applications: November 15, 2016

 

For more information about PH International, visit: www.ph-int.org

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