Teacher of English-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Dar es Salaam
Teaching Centres
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
Pay Band: Teacher Salary pay scale (Locally Engaged) Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Duration: Fixed Term Contract - 2 Years for Full time - 1 Year for Part time and Hourly paid The post is on local terms, Applicant must have existing right to work in Tanzania Deadline for application: 21 November 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

 The Opportunity

§  Are you interested in building a career where you can improve people’s lives?

§  Are you looking for a challenge working as part of a dynamic team?

§  If so, are you interested in working for the British Council as a teacher?


Through our English and Exams work we aim to achieve more widespread and better-quality teaching and learning of English worldwide and offer access to professional qualifications. Working with policymakers, government ministers, teachers and learners across the world we help millions of people to access English by supporting the teaching and learning of English in public education systems, and through self-access materials and courses. We teach learners and teachers of English face-to-face in dedicated teaching centres and online through a range of courses. Every year three million people take international exams with help from the British Council, gaining qualifications that can open doors at leading academic institutions and improve employment prospects.


About the Job

The British Council is currently looking to recruit English teachers for our centre in Dar es Salaam. The Office in Tanzania has young, dynamic staff from many backgrounds and who are fun to work with. This is an opportunity to join an Organisation with a great network of teachers and you will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.


The Teacher of English at the British Council will be part of the teaching Centre. The Teaching Centre team consists of a Centre Manager, an Academic Programme Manager and currently 5 other teachers, Registrar, a Business Development Manager and a Customer Services Team. The Teaching Centre operates all year round. We have approximately 400 students per term.  

 Role Purpose and accountabilities
The Teacher of English will promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English and support the wider aims of the British Council and its cultural relations mission. 

The post holder will support British Council’s global English strategy by: 
 ·         Delivering teaching to the highest standards of English Language Teaching
 ·         Enhancing the  British Council’s reputation as a world authority in English Language Teaching
 ·         Continuing to pursue professional development and sharing of best practices   

Main Opportunities/ Challenges for this role   
       Ensuring teaching meets learner needs and expectations
 ·        Ensuring teaching meets quality standards and organisational expectations
 ·        Maintaining good relationships with customers and colleagues
 ·        Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans 



You must have the following to be considered: 
  • §  Right to live and work in Tanzania
  • §   Appropriate police check required
  • §   Teaching Skills and Good Classroom Management
  • §  Bachelor’s Degree
  • §  Consideration will also be given to candidates who are willing to study for TEFL qualifications
  • §  Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language or equivalent 
  • §  IELTS Band Score 8
  • §  However, Applications from people who do not meet all the criteria will also be considered



You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our students and customers an exceptional experience.

If you would like to see full details and understand more about this post then please see the documents below:


Teacher of English RP.pdf 

British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf
  Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply before 21 November 2019 (23:59 UK Time) 

About Us

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with –changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Our Equality Commitment:
Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies, and human resource as a function is absolutely committed to this.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks. 

Child Protection:

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.