Shared Personnel Placement - English Teacher - Tanzania

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-544707
    • Job Location: Bukoba, TZA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 03, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 15, 2022
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Job Description:

Shared Placement Personnel with Metropolitan New York Synod


  • Bukoba, Tanzania

Assignment Includes:

  • Teach English, grammar and reading.
  • Give monthly and term tests and exams
  • Be creative and flexible
  • Work with the local teachers
  • Develop a monthly communication virtual newsletter for ELCA congregations in the Metropolitan New York Synod and other synods across the ELCA
  • Ready to perform other duties as assigned.

Site Information:

  • Kibeta English Medium Primary School (KEMPS) is ten minutes from the town of Bukoba.
  • The North-Western Diocese offices are nearby. The Diocese is responsible for this school.
  • To see some more about the position, watch this video by the Metropolitan New Synod: English Teacher in Tanzania

Experience and Skills:

  • A teaching certificate is required
  • A BA/BS in Education is mandatory
  • A teacher with experience who is ready for teaching in a foreign country.
  • A teacher who is willing to share professional pedagogy with the local teachers.
  • A teacher who is sociable and appreciates other cultures

Terms and Conditions:

  • This position is a Shared Personnel Placement with ELCA Service and Justice and the Metropolitan New York Synod.
  • A candidate will get an annual stipend, health insurance, Social Security and travel allowance paid by the Metropolitan New York Synod .
  • Teacher will attend a short course in Kiswahili, tuition and textbook fees are covered. 
  • Teacher will participate in an orientation program both in the United States and in Tanzania. 

If Candidate is Married

Both must complete an application for this position, even if the spouse will not be fulfilling a specific role in the ministry. In the context of global mission service, a spouse is seen as a representative of the ELCA and of the receiving church regardless of their actual role. It is important for the ELCA that both members of a couple understand the role of missionary and are comfortable with that reality.


General Qualifications for ELCA Global Personnel

  • Christian faith and a commitment to the mission of the church
  • Openness to various expressions of Christian faith and respect for people of other faiths
  • Respect for beliefs, values and customs of church and culture where assigned
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities and the ability to adapt to different standards and practices
  • Ability to work within the framework of a local administration
  • Adaptable and flexible - sense of humor - good physical and emotional health
  • Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.