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Work with Still I Rise- together we can change the world, one child at a time!

To guarantee the continuation of our projects on the field, we are always looking for the best administration and coordination team, both with our projects on the ground and with our offices in Italy and the UK. By working with Still I Rise you can do something great. Check out our vacancies and join the team!

Arabic teacher - Al Dana, Syria

Still I Rise is looking for an Arabic teacher to join its current staff in Al Dana, Syria. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment.

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English teacher - Al Dana, Syria

Still I Rise is looking for an English teacher to join its current staff in Al Dana, Syria. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment.

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Math teacher - Al Dana, Syria

Still I Rise is looking for a Math teacher to join its current staff in Al Dana, Syria. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment.

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English teacher
Samos

Role: TEFL teacher 
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct supervisor: Samos Educational Manager
Contract: Minimum 6 months, 1 year preferred 

Job description

Still I Rise, an international NGO that works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for a TEFL Teacher to join its current staff. The selected person will join the Education Department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager students in a transient educational environment.  This position involves working both independently and with a teaching team. The TEFL Teacher will be an inspiring, proactive, and energetic person with strong mentoring abilities. The student population lives in the hotspot refugee camp  on the island of Samos in Greece. Still I Rise runs education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which serves nearly 150 refugee students aged 12-17 years. Following COVID-19 guidelines, our center provides classes on a rotation with small numbers and following safety protocols. 

Responsibilities

  • Lesson Planning: Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative language lessons for a diverse class of 12-17 year olds.
  • Progress Monitoring: Review and monitor the progress of all students and identify their individual learning needs in collaboration with Educational Manager
  • Reporting and Admin: Managing all admin tasks such as attendance and assessment reporting to the Educational Manager
  • Curriculum Design: All teachers are expected to contribute to the development of the existing academic curriculum, working independently and as a part of the team
  • Behavioural Management: Managing students with differing life experiences and adverse childhood experiences in collaboration with Educational Manager and Head of Child Protection
  • Professional Development:  Attend trainings and professional development meetings 

Requirements

  • Native knowledge of the English language written and oral
  • Minimum age of 23 years
  • CELTA or TEFL English Teaching Certification preferred, Bachelors in Education or equivalent language instruction experience considered
  • At least one year experience as a TEFL instructor 
  • Completion of CRB/background check;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills
  • Ability to mentor students on a daily basis 
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging and changing environment
  • Determined team player

Desirable criteria

  • Experience teaching children, teenagers and/or unaccompanied minors 
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Experience working with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of Greek and/or Italian at any level 

Compensation

Shared accommodation will be provided a short distance by foot to the school. Additionally, we provide approximately 300 euros monthly to cover day-to-day costs. Contract type subject to vary dependent on citizenship within/outside of the EU.   

COVID-19 safety procedures

Testing and a two-week quarantine is required before start. Details are available upon request.

How to apply
 
Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Maths and Science teacher
Samos

Role: Maths and Science teacher 
Area: Education
Location: Samos, Greece
Direct supervisor: Samos Educational Manager
Contract: Minimum 6 months, 1 year preferred 

Job description

Still I Rise, an international NGO that works on the development and implementation of humanitarian projects aimed at the education and support of refugee children and teenagers, is looking for a Maths and Sciences Teacher to join its current staff. The selected person will join the Education department and will be responsible for teaching a diverse population of eager English language learning  students in a transient educational environment. The student population lives in the hotspot refugee camp  on the island of Samos in Greece. Still I Rise runs education programs within Mazi, our youth center, which serves nearly 150 refugee students aged 12-17 years. Following COVID-19 guidelines, our center provides classes on a rotation with small numbers and following safety protocols. This position involves teaching Maths at various levels, from very basic to advanced to classes grouped by age and ability.  The instruction of Science courses has previously followed a biology curriculum; however, earth system science, chemistry, and physics may also be taught depending on the skills of the teacher. Existing curriculum will continue to be modified by the instructor, both independently and with the teaching team.This position involves working both independently and with a teaching team. The Maths and Sciences Teacher will be an inspiring, proactive, and energetic person with strong mentoring abilities.  

Responsibilities

  • Lesson Planning: Plan, deliver and facilitate dynamic, active, and creative maths and science lessons for diverse classes of students aged 12-17 
  • Create enhanced opportunities for real-life applications of concepts using technology and project based learning
  • Progress Monitoring: Review and monitor the progress of all students and identify their individual learning needs in collaboration with the Educational Manager 
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the language needs of the students
  • Reporting and Admin: Managing all admin tasks such as attendance and assessment reporting to the Educational Manager
  • Curriculum Design: All teachers are expected to contribute to the development of the existing academic curriculum, working independently and as a part of the team 
  • Behavioural Management: Managing students with differing life experiences and adverse childhood experiences in collaboration with Educational Manager and Head of Child Protection
  • Teacher Development:  Attend training and professional development meetings. 

Requirements

  • Native knowledge of the English language written and oral
  • Minimum age of 23 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Animal Science, Education or related field or equivalent training and experience 
  • At least one year teaching experience; TEFL preferred
  • Completion of CRB/background check
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills
  • Ability to mentor students on a daily basis 
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging and changing environment
  • Determined team player

Desirable criteria

  • Experience teaching children, teenagers and/or unaccompanied minors 
  • Teaching maths/science to English language learners preferred
  • Experience working with refugee populations
  • Experience working with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of Greek and/or Italian at any level 

Compensation

Shared accommodation will be provided a short distance by foot to the school. Additionally, we provide approximately 300 euros monthly to cover day-to-day costs. Contract type subject to vary dependent on citizenship within/outside of the EU.   

COVID-19 safety procedures

Testing and a two-week quarantine is required before start. Details are available upon request.

How to apply
 
Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a cover letter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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SCHOOL PRINCIPAL - GAZIANTEP (TURKEY)

Role: School Principal
Area: Education
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Contract: Full Time, Temporary, Renewable
Starting Date: 1st of September

Job description

Still I Rise is an international NGO with a mission to provide quality education to refugee youth. We established Still I Rise to respond to a precise need: provide
education and a safe social environment to children around the world. We are now launching the first Still I Rise International school for refugees in Turkey, “Beraber”
which is the Turkish word for “together”. Our international curriculum follows the California framework and the Still I Rise educational model based on three pillars:
education, personal development and safe space. The school principal should be a mission-driven person in charge of overseeing the schools daily operations, monitoring teacher performance and implementing the California curriculum standards in the international school. This position requires being a hard working manager that can create and sustain a safe learning environment and set performance goals both for students and teachers. Monitoring of this process to ensure these goals are achieved is crucial and delivery in a timely manner, essential. Successful coordination of the teaching faculty to carry out all necessary steps and projects to formalize and implement the Still I Rise educational model is central to this role.

Responsibilities

  • Implement Turkish Ministry of Education laws and rules in the school, monitoring that the school institution complies with these requirements
  • Ensure compliance with the California curriculum framework in coordination with the Education Director
  • Set performance objectives for students and teachers
  • Implement and monitor school policies and safety protocols
  • Overview administrative tasks (e.g. updating employee records)
  • Handle emergencies and school crises
  • Present data from school performance to the Education Director
  • Run teacher educational onboarding and training
  • Supervise and observe classes and provide feedback, assessments and guidance to teachers
  • Run weekly teacher meetings and 1:1 meetings with teachers every two weeks to provide feedback and keep track of performance and deliverables
  • Support teachers with behaviour and class management, and attendance tracking
  • Oversee students behaviour and concerns, reaching out to them or their families in case problems occur
  • In accordance with the child specialist, implement behavioural plans in the classroom
  • Organize school events

Requirements

  • Two or more years of proven teaching experience in official or private education institutions or two or more years of proven experience as specialist instructor
  • Knowledge of school administrative processes and Turkish national educational regulations
  • Experience with teenagers
  • Experience in team management
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Ability to coach and inspire
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience in child protection is a plus
  • Turkish nationality

How to apply
Candidates are invited to send their application including their CV, the authorisation to process personal data, and a motivational letter by clicking the link below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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DISCLAIMER REGARDING SAFETY & SECURITY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

We operate in complex and volatile contexts. Assuring the safety and sustainability of all of our programs, together with the security of all representatives, is a top priority for us.
We operate around the world by applying international standards and protocols when it comes to risks assessment, management and security, in order to assure the safety of our team and of the children we serve every day.

 

RISK ASSESMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES: We have developed detailed plans to assess the risks of the contexts where we operate, taking into consideration both common and exceptional emergency situations. Through an analysis, we prepared the codes of conduct that every representative is asked to follow carefully, both inside and outside our facilities.
We offer training courses and each month we update our guidelines in normal situations. During emergencies, we escalate, review and modify according to the risks that are noted.

INTEGRATION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: Building strong relationships with the local community is a top investment. We work hard to involve the hosting local community. We communicate with the local authorities and we hire local staff. These relationships are the basis of our operations and create a safe and protected space to run our activities, even during emergency or critical situations.

WE TAKE PART IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION: Our operations and our presence on the ground is always communicated and updated to the embassies and consulates of the State where we implement our programs. We follow through official channels the evolution of critical situations and we activate protocols of protection and/or evacuation according to their indications. Every international representative is trained on the applied guidelines. They are always supported in keeping in touch with their embassies, to collect information and guidelines regarding emergency situations.

CAREER GROWTH: We offer our representatives on the ground refresher training from world class universities and institutions. Remote courses covering humanitarian aid, emergency management, legal context and education have been offered from educational institutions such as Harvard University, Michigan University, Amnesty International, Catholic University of Louvain and Iceland University. We strive to offer top quality training to achieve the highest level of professionalism.