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Job Description:

 Teaching Fellow: Software Development

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is recruiting recent graduates with a passion for teaching and a strong background in software development for a one-year assignment teaching talented university graduates in Accra, Ghana.  

On a daily basis, Teaching Fellows support MEST Trainees in developing their entrepreneurial and technological skills.  They work in dynamic teams with other Fellows from around the world, which are led by Faculty that have significant software and business experience.

Your Qualifications Should Include:

          Programming proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Java, C++, C#, PHP

          Experience with relational databases and SQL

          Knowledge of object-oriented programming and design

          Interest and/or passion for teaching and technology

          Ability to work in a team, and to deal with ambiguity

          Good verbal and written communication in English; good presentation skills

          Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field Responsibilities

          We also encourage people with network and system administration experience to apply

 Responsibilities:

          Be part of the faculty and actively participate of the daily training

          Prepare and deliver lectures and labs on technical topics

          Grade and evaluate technical deliverables

          Tutor students one-on-one in programming fundamentals

          Help determine topics and requirements of project assignments

          Research options and assist project teams with technology selections

          Provide technical support on software development tools such as IDE's, source control, bug tracking

What You Gain as a Fellow

          Invaluable work & life experience in an entrepreneurial organization working to make a difference

          Teaching experience; International work experience

          A chance to make a significant impact- transfer knowledge and skills to talented Africans who will set up software companies

          Develop relationships with Africa's future leaders

 

Compensation: 

          US $1,000 Monthly stipend

          Travel, Housing, Meals and Emergency Health Insurance provided by MEST

This is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a team that will develop Africa's future technology generation!

Because of the challenges Teaching Fellows face as they seek to make a significant impact on MEST, and their Trainees, the recruitment process is selective.

Although our program is selective, applicants do not compete against one another for a fixed number of positions. MEST is focused on finding the right fit, and the right team dynamics. We evaluate applicants against the characteristics listed above, and those who demonstrate strong evidence of those characteristics are successful.

Application Deadline: March 11th, 2013

Interview date: End of March or beginning of April 2013

START DATE IN GHANA: August 1st, 2013

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to uswest@meltwater.com 

 

 

Job Category:

Educational Institutes

Career Level:

Entry Level (Less than 2 years of Experience)

Job Type:

Contractual

Positions:

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