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Jobs teaching English in Kenya are available for those with TEFL certification, university degrees and experience or volunteer opportunities are also available.

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Find an English teaching job in Kenya

The Kenya government does not require English teachers to have a university degree, though certain schools may require it. It is possible to teach in private universities in Kenya with a university degree, TEFL certification and experience.

If you do not have these qualifications but are still interested in teaching English in Kenya there are lots of volunteer opportunities. Just be sure to go through a reputable organization. English teachers should be prepared for living in Kenyan culture and African conditions. Kenya has a history of speaking English, so English teachers might try to find a specialized sector, such as teaching business English or working in rural areas. Websites such as Idealist or Dave’s ESL cafe are other resources for those looking to teach English abroad.

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  • Laura August 23, 2011, 5:39 pm


    •Prior teaching experience
    •Excellent planning and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
    •Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    •Ability to persuade and influence.

    Employment History
    Logistics Admin
    11/2009 – 06/2010 Global Coaching Center Nairobi, Kenya
    •Worked as a volunteer member to enhance the quality of life for Kenyan Women
    •Identified individual needs such as education, employment and financial assistance
    •Provided guidance to obtain appropriate resources for themselves and their families
    •Consultant regarding funding resources

    Substitute Teacher
    10/2007 – 06/2009 Kelly Educational New Castle, DE
    •Instructed students in public schools in one or more subjects
    •May be designated according to subject matter specialty, such as typing instructors, commercial teachers, or English teachers.

    Residential Specialist
    08/2006 – 01/2007 Shorehaven, Inc. Elkton, MD
    •Supervised 8 residential group homes for children clients with disabilities
    •Ensured all houses were in compliance with county/state safety regulations
    •Conducted monthly staff meetings with all house managers
    •Attended individual client IEP Meetings and completed staff work schedules
    •Heavy phone and in-person contact with clients families

    House Manager
    07/2005 – 08/2006 Chimes of Delaware Newark, DE
    •Supervised 3 adult group homes for disabled individuals
    •Trained and oriented new staff
    •Created individual work schedules and completed monthly, semi-annual and annual agency reports

    House Manager
    11/2004 – 06/2005 Shorehaven, Inc. Elkton, MD
    •Effectively managed a staff of 10 in one group home for child clients with disabilities
    •Cooked all meals for clients and planned/organized daily entertainment activities
    •Provided all necessary transportation

    Program Coordinator
    10/2001 – 09/2003 Bergen County Division on Disability Services Hackensack, NJ
    •Administration of 3 county-wide programs for caregivers of disabled adults
    •Oversaw provider agency performance in delivering services
    •Created all marketing projects including holding public speaking engagements to various professional and caregiver groups throughout the county
    •Formulated monthly/annual budget and statistical county and state reports
    •Created marketing brochures using Power Point

    Ramapo College of New Jersey Bachelors Degree Psychology
    Computer Learning Center Vocational School Certificate Computer Operation

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