English Language Learning Fellow
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village
About the organization
The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is a residential community for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in Rwanda and is home to more than 520 youth and about 130 staff.
In their four years at ASYV, students aged 14 - 21 gain the tools necessary to live, learn, be healthy and build self-reliant lives so that they can contribute to a better world.
Founded in 2007 as a response to the persistent orphan crisis which arose in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ASYV has provided more than 1,200 youth with a newfound hope for the future, including over 800 graduates now striving to make a positive difference in Rwanda and abroad.
Visit asyv.org for more information.
The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village seeks a trained and experienced high school educator to serve as a full-time English Language Learning teacher. English, now the language of academic instruction and the National Exams, is readily available to the most privileged youth in Rwanda. However, it remains sporadic for the population intentionally recruited by ASYV. The Village program includes a unique variable, a year between S3 (the equivalent of the high school freshman year) and S4 (the equivalent of sophomore year) to adequately develop students’ social and emotional well-being and expand their academic confidence and competence. This is where we need a highly effective English Language Learning (ELL) program, which will ensure students entering S4 are ready to achieve (in English) and excel in academic areas of focus which match their passions and capabilities.
The English Language Learning Fellow will support the Village’s English Language Learners (ELL), providing instruction and enrichment at the Liquidnet Family High School (LFHS) of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village and support for teachers to expand English language literacy (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
Before applying, please review the following requirements:
Each candidate should possess an undergraduate and/or advanced degree, have experience with youth development and multicultural/international programs, and must be willing to devote 12-months to living and working in the Village, understanding that work days include evenings and weekends.
In addition to experience teaching English to English Language Learners, an ideal candidate would have the following qualities:
3 – 5 years working experience
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Fluency and proficiency in spoken English
Ability to balance various jobs and tasks
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
Interest in working for a development project and collaborating with local and international staff
Ability to adapt to different cultures and work styles
Strong sense of responsibility and integrity
Flexibility, patience, resilience, determination, strong leadership
Ideological affinity with the mission, goals and philosophy of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village
* Note: Please include additional qualities that would make you an ideal candidate in your cover letter.
Contact email: [email protected]
To initiate the process, please send a resume and a 1-page cover letter to [email protected]
Eligible candidates will go through an interview process. As a second step in the process, applicants will be invited to complete an application online. Due to a high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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