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: April 23, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: July 15, 2019
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Job Description:

Shared Placement Personnel with Metropolitan New York Synod


  • Bukoba, North-Western part of Tanzania

Assignment Includes:

  • Teach English, grammar and reading.
  • Give monthly and term tests and exams
  • Be creative and flexible
  • Ready to perform what they are assigned to do.
  • Work with the local teachers
  • Start a Blog to stay connected with Metropolitan New York Synod

Site Information:

  • Kibeta English Medium School 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 put together by the Metropolitan New Synod: English Teacher in Tanzania

Experience and Skills:

  • 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 their experience 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 Global Mission and the Metropolitan New York Synod.
  • A candidate will get an annual stipend paid by the Metropolitan New York Synod and receive health insurance through the Synod.
  • Social security is also paid by the Metropolitan New York Synod
  • Teacher will attend short course for Kiswahili
  • Tuition for the language school will be paid
  • Text books: Kiswahili one will be provided.

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.