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Position Title: Elementary Teacher Call ID: IAD.NM.2019.01
Request Num: SR18759 Date Call was Listed: Jan 22, 2018
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Nicaragua
Calling Organization: Central Nicaragua Mission
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary, Teaching – ESL, Teaching – Kindergarten
Length of Service: 9-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Feb 1, 2019  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Dec 15, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Cancel call if not filled by: Dec 15, 2019
Duties:     The volunteer will be assigned to serve in the Tasba Raya Clinic. Teach at the Adventist school and participate in school sports. Teach at the elementary SDA school. Participate in the pathfinder activities. Participate in the youth department in the church. Maintain an attitude of service and cooperation with other programs and individuals. Study the Miskito language on site.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jan 15, 2018
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: In school functions, clean shirt, pants and comfortable shoes. For church and school functions dress pants for men, regular Sabbath dress for women.
Unacceptable Dress:  No tank tops, or low cuts. No shorts, tight skirts or tight pants or short dress/skirts. No jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   The men's dorm provides bunk beds, table and chair. Supplies are purchased in Puerto Cabezas and Waspan for the kitchen and personal needs usually once or twice a month. The computer and email office is available at scheduled times so all have access to it at least once a week.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: Yes
Housing Restrictions: If children are involved, accommodations can be made. There is a women's dorm and men's dorm for singles, a hut for married couples.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   At least 1 year of college or equivalent experience. Must enjoy working with children and youth. Will consider tutor position for non college applicant willing to work one on one with students.
Languages:  Spanish(Fluent) Prefered, English(Average) Prefered
Minimum Education Preferred:  1 Year College/Univ
Concentration: Education
Trade/Skills: Computer skills and ability to adapt to new culture and language.
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Volunteer/Sponsor   USD Volunteer will raise funds, about $150/month  
Insurance   Volunteer/Sponsor   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. Volunteer has agreed to reimburse ORG. Cristina will collect premium from volunteer.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Calling Organization   Visa renewal & travel $600 -  
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: $200.00
Additional terms/benefits or comments: Any personal travel expenses will be the volunteers responsibility.
Renewal of visas require exiting Nicaragua, traveling to Costa Rica for renewal of visa. Usually a two/three day activity with a cost of approximately $600.
Project Expenses: Library resources (Books for reference, Educational DVD's) This is optional for raising funds but not a requirement.
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Managua, Nicaragua
Airport: Sandino International
Travel from Airport to Destination: Local TRCA rep will pick up.
Required Inoculations Update tetanus
Other Medical Recommendations Prophylaxis for malaria as prescribed by physician usually Aralen or Chloroquine 2 weeks prior to departure, then weekly.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Tourist
    Who Applies: US citizens receive visa at airport upon arrival.
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies: NA
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to: Cristina Vargas 17027 Primera Road Harlingen, Texas 78552
Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
Visa/Travel Details: Upon arrival to Managua, a TRCA representative will be on hand and make the arrangements necessary for travel to either Waspan OR Puerto Cabezas where the volunteer will be met by the team leader and transport them back to Tasba Raya mission.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Central Nicaragua Mission
Calling Division: Inter-American Division
Calling Union: South Central American Union Mission
Calling Conference: Central Nicaragua Mission
Country: Nicaragua
Supervisor: Ayala, Wilbert
Title: Coordinator
Additional Information
Willingness to learn Miskito language is important. The academic year runs from February through November. It would be helpful for the volunteer to meet these dates but if unable to, we can accommodate other dates.
Approved By:   Dale Walters, Chairperson for Tasba Raya Adventist Clinic on Dec 11, 2017. Entered by: Vargas, Cristina