CMS – Key Stage 1 Teacher Opportunity – Uganda

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Job Description for Primary School Teacher – Key Stage 1

An individual is sought for the role of Primary 3 School Teacher for a Third culture child in a rural African Hospital setting. His parents are working in Kiwoko hospital as Medical Director and Nursing School Tutor, (Rory & Denise Wilson – CMS Ireland Mission Partners). This past year (2014/15) the child has been part home schooled by his mum, and also taught by a qualified teacher for 3 months.   He is now at the stage of entering P3 in 2016.



  • Was born in Uganda and knows it as his home
  • Speaks English and Luganda
  • Is an active fun loving 5 year old boy
  • His current interests include music and dance, gardening, animals, running, swimming, making fires
  • Indoor activities include reading, drawing, hiding, watching DVD’s, and making things


Person sought:

  • An active individual who enjoys outdoor and indoor activities
  • Able to work respectfully in another culture and a teachable spirit
  • Resourceful, creative and imaginative given the limitations of the rural setting
  • Adaptable
  • Love for children, patient, cheerful, servant hearted
  • Person of integrity
  • Able to work with minimal day-to-day supervision, yet living in a team community.
  • An individual with an ongoing relationship with God, keen to use their gifts in a rural African setting
  • Experience of working with children essential, and a qualified teacher
  • Musical gifting would be preferable, but not essential


Daily programme/Role:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm
  • Hospital staff worship takes place from 8.15 to 9am, so attendance would usually be expected.
  • Time will be given to planning and preparing courses and lessons
  • A syllabus for the day’s lesson will be provided from the Worldwide Education Services (WES)
  • Teaching, according to the child’s educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the child in school and at home.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of the child
  • Communicating and consulting with the Wilsons in relation to their son’s educational needs



Public holidays

Additional leave will be in discussion with the Wilson family



Commencing July/Aug 2016 and finishing April 2017 – there is flexibility with timing.


Additional Ministry Opportunities

In addition to teaching, (with preparation time factored in), there will be opportunity to be involved in a wide range of activities/ministries within the hospital and wider community. These would depend very much on the individual’s skills and interests, but could include children’s ministry, mission team outreaches, worship team, students’ Bible Studies, sport, hospital administration, computer classes for hospital staff or students.



A room will be provided in a shared house with other short term volunteers (usually doctors.) Utility costs will be included within this.



CMS Ireland will provide the cost of a return airfare to the UK, travel/medical insurance, along with a small monthly allowance to cover food, local travel and pocket money.


Application Process: You will be required to fill in an application form (references will be required) and attend a short interview. The closing date for applications will be Friday 14th May 2016. Interviews will be arranged accordingly.  If you are interested please contact:


Mrs Gillian Maganda

Personnel Manager

33 Dargan Road

Belfast BT3 9JU




Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90775020


Note: The successful candidate will need police clearance from their home country to work with children.