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English Programme Co-ordinator

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Madagascar - Africa
Town/City Fort Dauphin
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 17/06/2013
Company Name Azafady
Contact Name Lisa
Email lisa@azafady.org
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Position Overview:

The English Programme Co-ordinator will work with the Azafady team in Madagascar for a minimum of 12 months. Based in Azafady's office in Fort Dauphin, the Co-ordinator will responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the English teaching programme, working across the Project Development and volunteer departments and gaining a valuable insight to the work of a small international NGO.

The diversity of activities which will be undertaken will require skills in both teaching and management and therefore will provide an excellent opportunity for someone to move from a solely teaching position to one in which they are both teaching and also developing and managing a programme of activities benefiting both students and adults across Fort Dauphin. 

An external grant to cover the applicant’s living costs is available to people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Overall Objective:

To continue to develop an innovative Azafady English teaching programme through both English teaching and management of the programme, ensuring that good quality, creative and worthwhile English teaching is delivered to targeted students and adults in  and around the Fort Dauphin area.

Main Tasks of the Role:


  • To work alongside teachers in Fort Dauphin building their capacity for English teaching within their classes, through the provision of English language lessons.
  • To build the capacity of high school students through provision of English language lessons to Baccalaureate students.
  • To facilitate and manage the professional development of Azafady’s Malagasy staff through the identification and provision of specific English language classes
  • To work with partners in town or in rural communities in providing specific English language workshops to groups of people, for example, tourism office, taxi drivers, forest guides etc.

Programme Coordination

  • To develop projects and activities for targeting wider audiences, which could include  radio programmes
  • To work alongside other Azafady departments involved in English provision providing specialist support, for example the rural based children’s Conservation Club
  • To work alongside Pioneer and ACP volunteers in developing resources for their provision of English teaching to field staff and local schools and communities in the bush
  • To take the lead in developing Azafady’s English teaching strategy and future programme activities, including further expansion into rural areas
  • To continually develop the policies and procedures required for the management of the English Teaching programme
  • To manage the publicity of the English teaching programme including website updates, facebook, short videos etc
  • To manage the recruitment and selection process for short term volunteers
  • To manage the induction and probation of all new English Teaching volunteers
  • To support and supervise all volunteers on the English Teaching programme
  • To work alongside the Project Development department in production of funding proposals and reports
  • To work alongside the Head of Finance in ensuring the financial obligations of the programme
  • To act as the internal researcher and specialist on aspects of English teaching
  • To develop, record and manage the procedures for the English Teaching Programme
  • To work alongside the Director of Programmes and Operations in the management of all tasks necessary to ensure the quality of the programme.  

Contract type: Voluntary, grant available to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds

Contract duration: 12 months

Contract start date: July/August 2013

Location: ONG Azafady, Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

Reporting to: Director of Programmes and Operations

Required skills:

The successful applicant will:


Hold a TEFL qualification, or higher (priority will be given to candidates who hold a CELTA or TESOL qualification)

    • Have at least 2 years experience of teaching English as a foreign language
    • Have at least one years experience of living and working abroad, preferably in a least developed country
    • Have experience of or the ability to develop management skills
      • Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a least developed country with sometimes basic living conditions
  • Be able to adjust to life in another culture and a foreign language and be able to work at all times with cultural sensitivity
  • Be able to function within and support a small group of volunteers living and working together
  • Be flexible, positive and supportive when the unexpected happens
  • Be able to problem solve and come up with solutions
  • Be able to take the initiative and manage own workload
  • Be able to work positively and responsibly within small teams, acting as a professional ambassador for Azafady at all times
  • Be able to financially support themselves for 12 months beyond the moderate support provided by the living allowance and be equipped with a laptop computer

Application procedure:

Send CV and cover letter to lisa@azafady.org. Short listed applicants will be contacted by email. Interviews will take place with the Madagascar team by phone and with the London team in person.

Application deadline:

17th June 2013


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