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To provide support to the lead teacher of the classroom, by reinforcing lesson concepts through working with individual students or small groups. Input into creating lesson plans, documenting progress, and overseeing lesson preparations.

‘Kelem International School (KIS) is a pre-KG to Grade 10 school that was originally established under the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia in 1946 but reopened as an independent not-for-profit school in July 2019.

We are currently seeking a Teaching Assistant for this academic year 2022-23.

Our vision is to become a collaborative center of learning in Ethiopia, where each and every child becomes a confident and self-realized global citizen. Our mission is to facilitate the realization of every child’s full potential and develop resilient, curious, open-minded and reflective students who are able to express themselves fully and effectively.

We wish to enable our students to think critically, analyse and creatively solve problems to be adaptive in a rapidly changing world. Our school fosters in the minds of our students that learning is a life-long endeavor, setting the example by the continued professional development of our teachers and staff.

Our school aims to produce responsible and compassionate global citizens, with respect and recognition of the rich heritage of our host country, Ethiopia.

Currently the student-body of 175 represents 28 different nationalities. Kelem International School follows the Finnish curriculum blended with international standards for G1-8 and International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) for KG.  We are in process of being accredited by Cognia and expect to be fully accredited by June 2022.

Key roles & responsibilities:

Effective Communication

  • Handle all matters relating to children, parents and staff in a professional and confidential manner
  • Communicate clearly, openly and honestly with teachers
  • Inform the school when sick or absent from work

Supporting Instruction in the Classroom

  • Support children individually/small groups; helping them master skills and reinforce learning concepts presented by the teacher
  • Support the classroom teacher in maintaining effective rules and routines within the classroom
  • Support the wider implementation of school rules following the school’s behavior management policy and procedures.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with the school curriculum and the day-to-day running of the class.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities offered by the school
  •  Familiarize themselves with individual teachers, their classrooms and the routines as well as the year level needs
  •  Ensure punctuality is consistent at all times of the day
  • Supervise students in accordance with the supervision timetable and assist supervision of students during field trips

Planning and Organization

  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts
  • Set-up and tidy away lesson materials, keeping the room tidy
  • Organize/label materials, display student work in a professional manner
  •  Organizing resources in departmental/classroom areas

Other duties

  • Maintain a professional appearance, and model behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  • Engages Parents and guardians in the education of their children.
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio-economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.
  •  Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the site administrator.
  • Follow all rules, policies, and procedures of the school, along with all regulations pertaining to all school issues
  • Foster a school climate that supports both student and staff success and promotes
  • respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents.

Reports to: Homeroom Teacher

Coordinates with: Teachers, Team Leaders, Learning Support, Guidance & Counselor

Working Hours: Monday – Thursday (7:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Fridays (from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm).

Job Requirements


  • B. ED/BA/BSc degree in major content taught
  • Pedagogy and Teachers Training
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferably in an international or community schools.

Interested applicants are asked to apply by submitting their most recent CV as well as a letter of no more than two sides of A4 outlining their suitability for the post and motivation in making the application. The CV must include names and full contact details of three professional referees, one of whom must be the candidate’s most recent supervisor/ line manager. Referees will not be contacted without prior permission.

Applications may be submitted in person at the school address below or send by email to [email protected] In addition to interaction with candidates’ professional referees a variety of background checks will be required prior to final appointment.

Please note that Kelem International School is committed to all aspects of safeguarding and safer recruitment practices to ensure that the school provides a safe and secure environment for all

School address:

The HR office

The Former Swedish Community School Parents Charitable Organization (FSCSPCO)

Dar Sahara street, Kazanchis,

Cobble stone road opposite Meles Foundation

House # 9999 Tele: +251 911 52 73 41

Please note that applicants will be contacted for further assessment only if they are shortlisted.

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