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Established in 1967, The Marine Training Centre (MTC) in Kiribati is  the most important source of private sector employment for I-Kiribati, with regular opportunites for TEFL qualified teachers. Seafaring is recognised as the best overseas employment opportunity for I-Kiribati and the wages earned by MTC trainees has provided support to the extended families and communities of the seafarers. As strong written and verbal communication skills in English are essential to gaining employment on foreign vessel, this assignment will play a key role in improving students' skills in this area. As an EFL teacher, you will work alongside the Head of Deck Department  to improve the curriculum, analyse teaching methods and improve  student's English communication skills. Using the Common European Framework of Reference, you will also assess the current competencies of the existing teaching workforce, and develop their capabilities in assessment, monitoring and lesson planning. Finally, you will also work with teachers to produce new resource materials and run workshops designed to upskill staff on resource utilisation.BENEFITS:VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.REQUIREMENTS:We are looking for a volunteer with:Experience in teaching English as a second languageExperience in mentoring and professional development of staffExperience in assessment and moderation processesProficiency in Microsoft WordVSA’s RESPONSE TO COVID-19Although we have temporarily put our deployment of volunteers on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainties both within New Zealand and across the wider Pacific, we’re continuing to recruit and build our talent pool of prospective volunteers so we can return to supporting our partner organisations and communities in the wider Pacific as soon as we can.  The Volunteer Recruitment team is continuing to work through all our current applications and keep in touch with applicants.Recruitment will continue although our usual processes will be amended where necessary to ensure social distancing requirements are maintained, such as a greater emphasis on carrying out interviews remotely.  Meanwhile, Programme Managers are working with partner organisations and on updating assignment descriptions. This work will help us determine which skills and experience our volunteers will need once we begin to redeploy people in the Pacific.TO APPLY:Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading.Call +686 26086