NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – Shining Hope for Community

Shining Hope for Community

Position: Primary Teacher
Location: Kibera
Reports to: Headmistress
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 4:30am

Key and Responsibilities
  • Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by KSG, and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Minimum Requirements
The candidate should have;
  • Must have P1 training certificate from a recognized institution
  • At least 1 year experience with experience of teaching both lower and upper primary
  • Computer Literate
  • Patient and understanding
  • Good communication skills
Position: Ghetto Mirror Coordinator
Location: Kibera Nairobi
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm and some weekend as needed

Job Description: GM Coordinator will manage the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and provide necessary support for the staff and writers.

Tasks and Duties
  • Edit drafts of articles to remove mistakes, grammatical errors, and accuracy of information and/or rewrite articles to ensure they flow or read better.
  • Keeping in check facts and opinions, and make sure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
  • Proofread and double check final copy of publication, making sure headline capture essence and are interesting and everything is in place before printing.
  • Work hand in hand with The Youth Programs Coordinator and The Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
  • Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
  • Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
  • Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
  • Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with Mathare team and writers.
  • Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
  • Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
  • Look for areas of need for writers and coordinate with management to meet those needs and brainstorm ideas, prepare work and action plans.
  • Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.
  • A diploma in journalism; a degree in journalism will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years post graduation experience in editing newspapers or other publications.
  • Some experience working with youth.
  • Extensive social media knowledge
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, quoting their current and expected salaries.  

Applications without this information will not be considered. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications should reach us no later than 23rd June 2016. 

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