Working at the Nordic school

Vacancies 2021


Multiple Positions:
Head of Education, Preschool Teacher & After School Teacher
Job Location, Start: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 2021
Duration: 2-year contract with the possibility of extension.
Deadline to Apply: Monday May 31st 2021
Company Profile & Work Environment:
For more than 50 years, the Swedish School Society, more commonly known as The Nordic School, has served
the extended Nordic community of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The school provides a nurturing, supportive
environment based on Nordic pedagogical principles, for children ages 1-6 years, in the preschool program, and
children ages 5-13 years, in the after-school program. Teachers work together to plan and implement a
curriculum that focuses on play-based learning, language development and cultural inclusion according to
Nordic pedagogical values. Employees are provided with medical insurance packages, paid sick leave and yearly
travel allowances. The school offers affordable accommodation on the premises. All candidates need verbal
fluency in English and Swedish. Candidates with other Nordic languages like Danish, Norwegian or Finnish may
also apply. All applicants must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and collaboration
Head of Education:
The Nordic School is looking for an experienced pre-school teacher to head the pedagogical leadership team.
The candidate should have worked extensively in a Nordic country and have a preschool teaching degree or
similar educational qualifications. In collaboration with the teachers, the Head of Education will develop an
annual work plan, update, and revise the curriculum, procedures, daily routines and activities for Pre- and After School. In collaboration with the parents and other teachers, the Head of Education will maintain beneficial
routines for “inskolning” (settling in) of new children and families while controlling and supervising the work of
all pedagogical staff and their professional development. The Head of Education is responsible for parental
relations and supervising the supplementary Swedish language classes.
Preschool Teacher:
The candidate should have a preschool teaching degree or similar educational qualifications. The work includes
comprehensive preschool care, following the Nordic pedagogical values, supporting children in developing
physically, mentally, emotionally and socially in a holistic manner. Nordic School is looking for candidates who
have experience from Nordic preschools and can contribute to pedagogical development and capacity building
at the school.
After School Teacher:
The candidate should have work experience from a Nordic after school. They must have a genuine professional
interest in the well-being and development of children, be proactive towards creating and engaging in a positive
child-centered school environment. Candidates that have a relevant educational background are favored.
The Application Process:
Our candidates are carefully selected through a hiring process that includes an application, video interview and
reference checks. During this process, we are looking to learn about your educational mindset as well as how
you develop meaningful relationships with children. To begin, please send us a personal (cover) letter, as well as
your CV. Both should be written in English and emailed to For questions
about the positions please call our school Director, Nicholas Lauritsen at +255 777 007 160. For additional
information about our school, please visit

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