English Teaching & Development Worker in Mozambique

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Volunteer in Mozambique teaching English in partnership with local organisation Parlamento Juvenil.

  • Description

    Call for volunteers to take part in a 3-month English Teaching project at Parlamento Juvenil in Quelimane, Mozambique

    Project details:

    Location: Quelimane,  a city on the central coast of Mozambique
    Duration: Flexible, with a minimum of 3 months
    Starting in: ASAP
    Programme: Friends of Quelimane

    Role: English Language Teacher & Project Development Worker

    As well as the main role of teaching English to various groups of disadvantaged young people in Quelimane, this role involves a component of curriculum development for the host organisations and helping to evaluate and define a long-term sustainable partnership between IVS and the local partner Parlamento Juvenil (PJ).

    There may also be an element of teacher training (yet to be confirmed with the partner). Candidates should be aware that although a few colleagues from PJ speak English, the majority of the local population do not, with Portuguese being the official spoken language, alongside many local languages.

    Volunteer Requirements:


    • TEFL or another relevant teaching qualification
    • Minimum 1-year experience of teaching English as a foreign language
    • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
    • Experience of teaching children and teenagers, as well as adults
    • At least 3 months of experience of living or travelling in a developing country
    • Enthusiasm for developing and testing curriculum resources and structures
    • Willingness to work with IVS and PJ to monitor, evaluate and contribute to recommendations for future development of the project and the partnership
    • Willing to learn Portuguese once in the post (lessons will be provided)
    • Good at planning and organising your own workload and working with minimal support
    • Flexible in approach and willing to organise your work in accordance with the varying needs arising in different placement locations
    • Willingness to adapt to different cultural situations, including working in different ways and living in conditions of the same standard as your colleagues
    • Resilient, be able to cope with change and embrace the unexpected
    • Have a strong motivation for helping others
    • Clear appropriate police check (to be processed by IVS if the application is successful)


    • Ability to speak Portuguese
    • Experience of curriculum design and development
    • Experience of training teachers

    Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

    Flights will be paid for by IVS. Volunteers are expected to pay for their living costs (accommodation & food) (please contact our team for further details).

    Please note that this project is partly funded by the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund.

    How to apply:

    Applications are being accepted now. Register your interest by filling out the form below or send us a CV and motivational letter to outgoing@ivsgb.org