International School of Tanganyika Vacancies (Teacher Intern) 2023

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The International School of Tanganyika (IST) enjoys a reputation as a leading educational institution in Africa. Our mission is to challenge, support and inspire our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world.

Founded in 1963, our longevity and strong international reputation has been developed through effective partnerships with our local community, strong academic results, and a well-balanced curriculum which allows students to explore their passions and interests.

IST has a strong reputation of academic achievement, a rich extra-curricular program and a high degree of commitment to community engagement and service. We are proud of our balanced program that prepares students to be active and healthy citizens with diverse interests.

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Summary of the role

The work experience program provides Tanzanian young adults who aspire to work in education with the opportunity to gain skills, experience, and training towards a future career. Work experience participants observe and assist in Mathematics and Science classrooms while gaining exposure to an international school setting.

They are provided with training and mentorship to work with students in a classroom setting under the guidance of a lead teacher or teachers. In addition to classroom experience, the participants gain valuable experience working in a cross-cultural setting with students, parents, and teachers from around the world.

During the internship period, the Teacher Intern will be required to work as a substitute/cover teacher in the absence of a regular teacher to aid students in understanding a subject matter, as well as to provide skills required for programmed lessons and purposeful training for the classroom he/she is assigned.

Upon completion (1 year) of the work experience program, the participant is eligible to apply for a traineeship in which trainees continue interning at the school while pursuing teaching qualifications at an internationally recognized institution in a bursary model supported by the school. Traineeships are limited and highly competitive.

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General Responsibilities | International School of Tanganyika Vacancies

  • Assists in creating a learning environment where students can experience growth and develop their full potential;
  • Works with students to support their needs on an individual and/or small group basis;
  • Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information;
  • Maintains discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive learning environment for all students and staff in accordance with school policies;
  • Ensures the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students;
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
  • Assists with the general preparation and organization of supplies and teaching materials;
  • Supports the supervision of students in and out of classroom activities during the school day;
  • Works as a proactive team member while developing and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents;
  • Establishes effective communication with colleagues, students, and parents
  • Participates in curriculum and staff development opportunities as required;
  • Maintains a high level of professional competence through in-service education and professional growth activities;

Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects as requested by the Principal.


  • A University degree in Education with specialisation in Special Needs or Individual and Societies (I&S)

Skills, Competencies and Experience

  • Tanzanian Citizen
  • Age: 23 – 26 years old
  • No Criminal Record
  • Exhibits patience and empathy when dealing with students
  • Communicates and plans in a positive, collaborative manner
  • Willing and enthusiastic to learn teaching and learning approaches and methods Supervise students outside of the classroom in an active manner.
  • Work with the administration to help foster a positive school culture
  • Contribute to school initiatives, such as working committees, extra-curricular activities, assemblies, school events.
  • Computer literacy is required, including experience with business so ware including Microso Office and online communications tools for meetings and webinars
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak fluent English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of any additional language is added advantage
  • Interest in other cultures and appreciation of diversity.


Interns shall receive a monthly honorarium/stipend and health insurance.

Particulars of the Search

Prospective interns need to formally apply for this program. Applicants should submit a letter (in English) describing her/his fit and interest in the position along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae. The names, addresses and contact details of three (3) referees. Applications and enquiries should be directed to before close of business on Friday, 07 April 2023.