English Language Trainer

Closing Date: 21 December 2022

Category: Education & Training

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge, and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

VSA will cover living allowances, accommodation, and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA. 

Our Partner Organisation

The Marine Training Centre (MTC) is a government education institution that sits under the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development (MLHRD) and provides training to young I-Kiribati to become qualified seafarers.
MTC is managed by an Academic Board and a Captain Superintendent as head of school.

MTCs mission is to train young I-Kiribati from all islands in the country to become professional sea men on foreign ships.
MTC is funded by the Kiribati Government, and receives additional financial support from AUSAID, the New Zealand Aid Programme and the European Union.

The Assignment

In this assignment a VSA volunteer will primarily assist and work with the Head of Deck Department to improve the curriculum, analyse teaching methods used currently and work with the students to improve their English communication skills.

The assignment will contribute towards achievement of the organisation’s purpose and long-term goals via direct or indirect involvement in the following:
  • Developing and improving communication skills that facilitate safe employment for I-Kiribati working on board foreign-going merchant vessels
  • Improved communication skills that lead to increased personal safety, as operational manuals and instructions are understood by the seafarer
  • Improved communication skills that enable seafarers to understand their employment contract with its rights and obligations, enhancing self-determination

The current English curriculum was introduced in 2010 and reviewed in 2018.

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:

  • Experience in teaching English as a second language
  • Experience in mentoring and professional development of staff
  • Experience in assessment and moderation processes.
  • Experience delivering Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • 9 Months Assignment in Kiribati
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