Biology Teacher for Maasai School in rural Tanzania

Cause Areas


Mon Jul 09, 2018 08:00 AM - Sat Dec 08, 2018 05:00 PM


Red Sweater ProjectMto wa Mbu, Arusha TZ


Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates The Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for a Biology Teacher to instruct beginning, intermediate and advanced Biology courses to Forms I - V at The Mungere School.

Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is in English medium and the language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in Biology classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.

Volunteer Period

Term I: July 9 - December 8, 2018 (5 months)* OR
Term II: January 7 - June 7, 2019 (5 months)*

*ability to combine terms to extend service


  • Engage students through interactive pedagogy through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning and classroom activities that are stimulating, active, safe, respectful and project-based
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes using a range of assessment tools: performance, norm referenced, criterion referenced, portfolio, survey, etc.
  • Coordinate extra-curricular activities and athletics
  • Assist with school administrative development and ongoing instructor development as requested


  • Minimum bachelor’s university degree
  • 2 years experience in the classroom minimum
  • ESL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA, or equivalent) preferred
  • Commitment to interactive and engaging education
  • Professionalism and passion
  • Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad preferred
  • Interest in Tanzania's indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team

How WE Pitch In:

  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions

How YOU Pitch In:

  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (USD $200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, immunizations, and visas (between USD $300-800)
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer conduct and safety policy

Work, With A Side of ADVENTURE

As you experience life in a remote tribal community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with the country and its people.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

How To Apply

Email current resum?/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 5 months
  • Government ID

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