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Position Title: Elementary Teacher Call ID: MENA.COI.2019.03
Request Num: SR20012 Date Call was Listed: Sep 3, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: Sep 3, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Named Available
  5 1 2 3 0
Position Description
Country: Lebanon
Calling Organization: Centers of Influence
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary
Length of Service: 10-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Aug 19, 2019 
Ending Date: May 29, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Cancel call if not filled by: May 29, 2020
Duties:     Teach a small classroom of 12-14 children... Generally, ALC follows a project-based learning method that uses hands-on creative ways to integrate English, math, science, social studies and other subjects into explorative learning. Arabic will be taught separately. Volunteers will teach a classroom of children who may be the age of the grade listed, but likely whose English skills are not at the grade level listed. Volunteer Teaches will be responsible to utilize the resources provided to create and implement a curriculum and activities that will encourage curiosity and facilitate active hands-on learning that pushes kids to catch up to their grade level in English. Volunteer Teachers will be provided with a list of key competencies that children of this age/grade level should know and then they will have the flexibility and liberty to create projects that will help them to teach the competencies they choose. Training and support will be provided to each volunteer to ensure they are able to create and implement successful projects.

A dual focus of the Center of Influence is to engage the families of the children. This involves home visits, parent small groups, bible studies, and other activities after school hours.

On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date:
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Women: Dresses or skirts below the knee; jeans, capris, knee length shorts, or dress pants; blouses, t-shirts, etc. Men: Jeans, slacks, knee length shorts, dress shirts or t-shirts.
Unacceptable Dress:  Nothing above the knee - no spaghetti strap/ sheer/ or low cut blouses or dresses.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Dorm room OR possibility of a shared apartment if a female.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20-60 years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   We are seeking adventurous, creative, and outgoing, Adventist volunteers to teach Syrian refugee children currently living in Lebanon. Volunteers will work at a small Center of Influence providing alternative education to 110 refugee children ages 6-14 who have not been in school for several years due to war and other factors. Volunteers can expect to teach four days a week between 9am - 3pm. Afternoon hours on work days are spent on home visits and other interactions with families. While working with us, volunteers have the opportunity to develop Arabic conversational skills through daily interactions with the community and children.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required, Arabic(Fair) Optional
Minimum Education Preferred:  4+ Years College/Univ
Trade/Skills: Strong communication skills: ability to build positive relationships with children and co-workers; conflict resolution skills; ability to adapt and interact well in an intercultural environment. Creativity, flexibility, able to utilize a particular topic to teach a variety of skills/subjects. Familiarity with informal education/ Project Based Learning/Problem-Based Learning/homeschool/ unschooling/free schools/Montessori/etc
Education Comments: Minimum Education Preferred: College Degree
Named Volunteer
Name: Meri Gogichashvili
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Calling Organization    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization   Calling Organization if work related. Lebanese law requires $6 per day towards daily travel to and from work.  
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer (lunch provided on work days)  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   $500  
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   The volunteer, of course, covers extra pocket money or tourist travel expenses.  
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Beirut
Airport: Rafic Hariri International Airport
Travel from Airport to Destination: Calling organization will pick up
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? No           Visa Type: Tourist Visa - Changed to residence permit within 90 days of arrival. Cost covered by ALC
    Who Applies: ALC
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
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Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Centers of Influence
Calling Division: Middle East and North Africa Union Mission
Calling Union:
Calling Conference:
Country: Lebanon
Supervisor: Szilvasi, Tibor
Title: Executive Secretary
Additional Information
Work schedule: Monday - Thursday 8:15-3 teaching; With afternoon visiting or family programs. We function on a 40 hour work week. Volunteers are expected to participate and assist with House of Prayer, the Sabbath worship service at ALC at least 2 Sabbaths a month.
Approved By:   Iago Alonso , AVS Coordinator  for Middle East North Africa Union Mission on Mar 7, 2019. Entered by: Alonso, Iago
Approved By:   Iago Alonso, AVS Coordinator for Middle East North Africa Union Mission on Mar 7, 2019. Entered by: Alonso, Iago