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Village Health Works (VHW): Biology Teacher

Biology Teacher
Village Health Works (VHW)

About the job

Job Title: Biology Teacher – Burundi

Reports to: Head of School

Location: Kigutu, Burundi

Organization Background

KIA is an ambitious initiative of Village Health Works (VHW) an NGO founded in 2005 in Burundi

KIA is a secondary boarding school created to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial young leaders in Burundi.

The students are at the core of their own transformative education at KIA. The school recruits, identifies and selects the most promising students throughout all of Burundi. Those selected have demonstrated not only success academically but have also shown leadership and commitment to improving their schools and their communities.

KIA brings together this cohort of students from a diverse range of backgrounds for a powerful educational and leadership journey over four years. Competencies and skills such as critical thinking, and character development are intentionally folded into a sustained high level of academic achievement. KIA helps these young students to reinvent what is possible in a progressive and intentional sequence throughout their four years of secondary school and their further careers.

One of KIA’s missions is to serve as a model school to help reinforce and enrich the Burundian educational system. In doing so it also prepares the KIA graduates for success in universities within the East African community, within central Africa and Internationally

Position Overview

We are searching for a reliable and passionate biology teacher to join our faculty. The biology teacher’s responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, tests and assignments, supervising students during investigations and experiments. You should be able to teach students with varying aptitudes and interests. You should be well-organized and demonstrate insatiable curiosity and confidently explain bodily functions to teenagers

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Preparing and delivering engaging biology lesions to students with different interests and abilities.
  • Monitoring student performance and adjusting teaching strategies and techniques for improved content delivery.
  • Establishing classroom, laboratory and field trip rules.
  • Setting up exams, assessments, and experiments in accordance with curriculum requirements and standards.
  • Communicating with students, parents and other relevant parties.
  • Building rapport with students.


  • Degree in biology or science.
  • Degree in secondary education with a focus in biology also acceptable.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Previous experience equipping and organizing a new science laboratory.
  • Demonstrated outstanding behavioral management capability.

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Village Health Works (VHW) (ONG)
PO Box BP 1604 Bujumbura, Burundi

Village Health Works (VHW) a été fondé en 2006 en partenariat avec la communauté locale burundaise. Sa mission est de fournir des soins de santé de qualité et compatissants dans un environnement digne, tout en s'attaquant aux causes profondes de la maladie, de la pauvreté, de la violence et de la négligence. VHW a développé un modèle holistique qui vise à améliorer les moyens de subsistance locaux et à restaurer la dignité et l'espoir. Au cours des 12 dernières années, VHW s'est d'abord concentré sur le traitement et la prévention des maladies par le biais des services de soins de santé primaires. Dans le but de s'attaquer aux causes profondes de la mauvaise santé, de la pauvreté et de la violence, il a également intégré des programmes d'éducation, d'agriculture durable et de développement économique dans ses programmes cliniques. VHW a construit un vaste campus dans une région rurale de Kigutu qui est nichée au milieu de montagnes luxuriantes et surplombe le magnifique lac Tanganyika, le deuxième lac le plus profond du monde. Avec près de 500 employés à temps plein et à temps ...

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