Job Title: French Language Teacher
Organization: United Nations Regional Services Centre at Entebbe (RSCE)
ToR Reference: RSCE/ICFT/05/2021
Deadline Date: 17 May 2021
Type of contract: Individual Contractor
Duration: 6 months
Scheduled date for taking up the contract: ASAP
Work Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Women are strongly encouraged to apply
Qualified female candidates will be given priority for selection (DPKO Under-Secretary General’s Policy Statement on Gender Mainstreaming
Organizational setting and Reporting:
The United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) is a shared service center based in Entebbe, Uganda. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location-dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Director a.i. RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.
This position is located in the Human Resources and Talent Management Unit of RSCE. The IC will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
The Individual Contractor (IC) will take the lead under the supervision of the CHRO, to organise a series of training courses on the subject matter. He/she will conduct French Language workshops in Entebbe for all interested staff.
Scope and method
The IC will organise a six months language cycle consisting of two courses on a weekly basis for each level, beginners and intermediate. The IC will develop all the required training materials including PowerPoint presentations, handouts as well as group work exercises. He/she will conduct placement tests prior to the course and will place applicants according to their respective levels. He/she will conduct tests at the end of every course and communicate the results to the participants. He/she could be assigned other duties as well as additional training programmes by the CHRO as the need arises.
The IC contract will be for a period of 6 Months.
Specific Tasks to be performed by the IC:
1. Submit a work plan for the 6 Months.
2. Conduct language classes to RSCE staff and prepare all teaching materials and examinations material with logistical support from RSCE – HRTMU such as office space and other materials that will facilitate his/her work.
3. Plan and prepare well-structured, clearly presented lessons appropriate to the abilities of all students and the syllabus being taught.
4. Participate in the course preparation and correcting students’ work as well as consulting with students.
5. Prepare placement tests and place participants according to their respective levels.
6. Engage in pedagogical activities (outside the teaching responsibilities).
7. Monitor and record attendance and report it to the CHRO.
8. Make sure that the classroom is a stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
9. Conduct monthly tests to assess the participants progress and report the result to the CHRO.
10. Answer specific needs linked to the general objectives of the RSCE Language Programme.
11. Conduct a final test at the end of each course.
12. Perform any other duties as required.
Outcome of the IC:
In addition to writing training reports, the IC will prepare a monthly report with a complete listing of activities accomplished and the number of personnel reached by staff category.
The IC will submit to CHRO a list of participant attendance and evaluation sheets for each workshop organised as well as tests results.
A Bachelor’s university degree (or equivalent) in French language teaching, applied linguistics, linguistics, and literature or language pedagogy is required. Bachelor’s university degrees should come from a university or equivalent institution at which French is the language of instruction.
A Bachelor’s university degree (or equivalent) with special emphasis on the theory and practice of teaching French as a foreign language to adult learners is desirable.
A minimum of five years of recent experience teaching French as a foreign language to adults, which may come from a variety of corporate, academic and other professional settings is required.
Experience in developing materials to teach French as a foreign language is desirable.
Teaching experience at an international level in a multicultural environment is desirable.
Experience in word-processing, database applications and in using the information and communication technologies to teach French as a foreign language is desirable.
Professionalism – Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Planning& Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Fluency in oral and written French is required. Working knowledge of English is required.
Please note that failure to comply with the below will render your application invalid for this process.
1. All applicants must apply using a Personal History Profile (PHP) generated from INSPIRA (visit https://inspira.un.org ) as soon as possible after the Terms of Reference have been posted and well before the deadline stated therein.
2. All applications must be accompanied by the following which MUST be provided at the time of submission:
o Copies of the required education qualifications.
o Latest performance evaluation report (for internal UN Candidates) o Copies of other relevant certificates.
4. Please enter the ToR reference (RSCE/ICFT/05/2021) in the subject line of your e-mail.
5. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications will render that applicant ineligible for consideration.
6. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission.
• The work location is Entebbe, in Uganda: applicants are therefore required to be in possession of a valid work permit.
• Evaluation of qualified candidates will include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
• Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.
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