Apr 302017

Job Title: English Teacher – Tinker Education, EMCAST

Location: Nairobi

Job Category: English Teacher

Qualification Level: Degree

Minimum Years of Work Experience: 3 years

Job Level: Full Time

Description: Our business is involved in solutions for Kenya’s innovative education through Teacher Training, STEM curriculum, e-Learning Platform, Digital Book Platform, Digital Content Creation, and Pilot Project Implementation.

Details: This position requires a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, excellent communication skills, as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office and OA (office automation) Skills, and a keen interest in STEM education and EMCAST EdTech services.

Our teacher will be responsible for preparing lessons and guiding students through their school homework and Tinker Education activities.

The post holder must deliver efficient and effective reporting that defines the progress (successes and solutions to any challenges) of each student.

Excellent organizational and planning abilities are needed to study and deliver resource materials used in online and offline education.

The candidate should exhibit strong customer service coordination with head office, management, and parents/guardians. Having held a previous position as a department head would be an advantage.

Additionally and key to this role, the candidate chosen should demonstrate friendly enthusiasm towards educating young children and youth.

This teacher will collaborate with the Tinker Education office team and report to the Manager as we focus on the development of a Learning Management System for STEM education through computer science.

As part of a start-up, please note, our work environment is collaborative, flexible, fast-paced, and deadline driven.


  • Prepare lessons beforehand and correspond with management concerning the materials/devices/kits required.
  • Set up each class and guide students in their homework and Tinker Education activities.
  • Draft a class plan with the aid of teaching resources and self-study.
  • Utilize the Tinker Education Learning Sequence and encourage collaboration amongst students.
  • Ensure that all lesson and student report deadlines (internal and external) are met.
  • Facilitate and actively participate in strategy sessions with the Tinker Education team.
  • Effectively communicate with the team (and clients) with respect to content delivery, progress reports and student participation.
  • Answer inquiries from internal business partners using your local knowledge of Kenya.
  • Promote efficiency, consistency, and professionalism.
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed, such as administrative support and training.


  • Understanding of STEM education, EMCAST services and experience of E-Learning environments is not necessary but advantageous.
  • Previous experience in education and education technology preferred.
  • Ability to teach a number of primary level subjects in the Kenyan syllabus proficiently.
  • Passion for teaching and can demonstrate an ability to work with young people.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to work across boundaries.
  • Effectively interact, communicate, and work well as a team member with internal and external partners at all levels of the organization globally.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with internal stakeholders. Honesty is integral to our business practice! Must possess a high level of integrity.
  • MS Office experience and OA (office automation) Skills.
  • Willingness to learn new products/technologies and promote the development of STEM education in Kenya.

Please send your CV and cover letter to outlining your interest and suitability for this position.

Deadline for applications 5th April 2017.

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