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Position: Teaching Specialist

Department: Programs - Education

Reports To: Head of Operations – Rural Education

Country/Location: Bo, Bonthe, Moyamba, Pujehun



Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCOSL) is a local Non-Governmental Organization promoting the right to education and child protection for children in the most remote communities in Sierra Leone.

We believe that every child deserves the right to live in a safe place, secured home and above all, have the chance to receive a quality education. As an organization, our key focus is helping children into schools-and ensuring that they stay there. For those that have no access to education, we work towards creating access in some of the most remote parts of the country, ensuring that no child is left behind.



SCoSL - through its main partner Street Child UK – has received a 3-year grant from DFID to implement a project titled “Children on the Margins: increasing access, quality & retention in basic education for highly marginalized children in Southern Sierra Leone”.  This project will target highly vulnerable categories of children in the Southern Province, which has the highest percentage of children at-risk of dropping out of JSS. The specific categories of children will include:

-          girls engaged in or vulnerable to transactional sex

-          teenage mothers

-          children affected by disability

-          children in border communities at risk of trafficking

-          children in remote and marginalised communities

-          children in the poorest households

-          street-connected children, including those involved in child labour


The 3 objectives of this project are to:

  1. To support 6000 of the most vulnerable children to be able to access, and succeed in, more inclusive secondary education
  2. To support 3750 families through Family business Livelihood support for increased retention of beneficiaries
  3. Increase access to quality primary education for 16,000 children in remote rural communities, with a particular focus on upper primary classes.



In line with achieving Objective 3 of this project, the Teaching Specialist will form a key component of Street Child of Sierra Leone’s Rural Education programme implementation in remote areas where large numbers of children are denied the opportunity of quality basic education.

He/She will form part of a growing education team and will take the lead in on-the-ground monitoring and improving the quality of teaching in Street Child-supported rural schools in his/her area of operation. The teaching specialist will have responsibility for mentoring and monitoring a minimum of 15 teachers, providing additional training alongside regular in-class support and guidance.


  Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


      Providing in-class mentoring support for teachers in issues such as effective lesson planning and teaching techniques

      Provide training and mentoring support to teachers in the project supported schools on the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) teaching methodology.

      Conducting additional and specialist training workshops for teachers

      Monitoring teaching and learning in schools

      Building a close relationship with MBSSE at district level

      Providing support to the Director of Learning in the discharge of his/her responsibilities.

      Any other duties as delegated/instructed by the Head of Operations - Education


Education and Experience


Minimum HTC or a Bachelor in Education, or other related fields

Minimum 10  years of teaching experience in a recognized school

A commitment to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable children

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Good team spirit

Willingness to live and work in remote areas



Must be trained and qualified teacher with a Higher Teacher Certificate or better and must have attained the level of Head Teacher role within the Southern Province

Possession of valid motorbike driver license is an advantage

Background knowledge on TaRL is an added advantage.


SCOSL has Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies in Place, and is committed to the protection of vulnerable children and adults.


Women Persons living with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.


To apply for these positions please send an up-to-date CV and supporting letter along with copies of relevant certificates to Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date for the receipt of application packages is on: 30th November, 2020.


Occupational fields: NGO

Employment type: Contractual Full time one year, subject to renewal

Years of experience: 3 - 5 years

Required Qualification: Minimum HTC or equivalent in Bachelor in Education or other related fields

Required general skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Good team spirit

Region: South

Organization: Street Child of Sierra Leone

Start date on: 20th November, 2020

End date: 30th November, 2020


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