Umphium Refugee Camp KLJC School Post- 10 Teacher

Location: Umphiem Mai Refugee Camp, Tak Province, Thailand (4 days per week) Stipend: 15,000 Baht/month Position Dates: June 1, 2014 ; May 1, 2015

Last date to apply: March 20th 2014

About the School:

The Kaw La Junior College is a post-10 school in Umphiem refugee camp, about 2 hours from Mae Sot in the direction of Umphang. The school follows the Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity’s Institute of Higher Education (KRCEE) curriculum, providing adult education for young Burmese refugees.

About KRCEE:

KRCEE is a community based organisation operating in seven Karen refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border, focusing on refugee camp education. They support eight schools at the post-high school level. Higher education is, at best, extremely difficult to access in Eastern Myanmar as it is usually non-existent; furthermore, refugees do not have access to this level of education within Thailand, thus leaving KRCEE to fill the gap by supporting higher education in the refugee camps.

About the role:

This role requires teaching a variety of subjects and providing additional assistance to staff and students. The position also requires liaising with donors and other local agencies to help ensure the school runs efficiently. The teacher will be expected to live in camp 3 or 4 nights per week. Starting date is June 1st 2014.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Teach 15-18 hours per week (depending on timetable)

• Plan participatory, highly creative, student-centered classes

• Write mid-term and final exams each semester

• Coordinate the development and printing of the KLJC student newspaper

• Assist with school administration when required

• Assist with delivery and collection of materials to and from Mae Sot for students and staff

• Provide additional support to teachers and students to build academic capacity

• Act as a student welfare officer

• Help recruit a replacement teacher for the following year

Experience and Qualifications Required:

• TESOL/TEFL/CELTA or relevant teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)

• Previous teaching experience (preferably I year minimum)

• Expert English speaker

• General computer skills an advantage

• Friendly, outgoing and willing to assist both staff and teachers

• Able to work as part of a diverse, multi-ethnic team

• Able to adapt to and respect cultural norms

• Highly motivated, flexible and have international experience

Further Qualifications an Advantage (but not required):

• Experience working in Burma; with refugee communities and/or with migrant communities in Thailand

• Additional language skills an advantage: Karen, Burmese or Thai

Salary and Benefits:

• THB15,000 per month salary

• Four weeks per year paid holiday to be taken concurrent with school holiday schedule

• Accommodation on school compound provided

How to apply

Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter expressing their interest and suitability to no later than March 20th 2014 marking the subject line ‘Teaching Position at KLJC’. Candidates must be available for interview in the first week of April. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Changwat Tak, Thailand,
The Kaw La Junior College

Mae Sot, Changwat Tak, Thailand