Sunday, 15 October 2017

Arduino Instructor

Tinker Education, EMCAST
 
Job Vacancy: Arduino Instructor
 
Location: Nairobi

Qualification Level: Certificate / Diploma / Degree

Description: Our business is involved in solutions for Kenya’s innovative education through Teacher Training, STEM curriculum, e-Learning Platform, Digital Book Platform, Digital Content Creation, and Pilot Project Implementation.
 
 
At Tinker Academy, our program teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Education with computer science/ coding.
We aim to demonstrate that the computer is a powerful tool for creativity and invention as we nurture children and youth to be a future innovators and idea makers.

Details: Candidates must have mid-level to expert knowledge in micro-controller boards and an ability to show his/her competency in a technical skills interview. 
Additionally and key to this role, the candidate chosen should demonstrate an enthusiasm towards educating youth to be critical thinkers and inventors.
 
The candidate should have proficiency with advanced skills of micro-controller programming such as Arduino, and knowledge, understanding and work experience of electrical electronics. Being skilled at various electronic parts and electronic circuits is also required.
 
Our instructor will be responsible for preparing lessons and guiding students through a project-based curriculum to design and implement electronic objects.
 
Excellent organizational and planning abilities are needed to study and deliver resource materials in teaching. 
The candidate should exhibit strong customer service coordination with head office and management.
 
This teacher will collaborate with the Tinker Education and EMCAST team to and report to the managers as we focus on delivery of an exceptional IOT program. 
As part of a start-up, please note, our work environment is cooperative, flexible, fast-paced, and deadline driven.
 
Requirements:
 
Required skills and experience
  • Advanced skills of micro-controller programming such as Arduino
  • Experience with Arduino Uno, Mega and Nano
  • Knowledge, understanding and work experience of electrical electronics
  • Be skillful at various electronic parts and electronic circuits
  • Be able to conduct projects using bluetooth and wiFi
  • Equipped with teaching skills or experience
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to work across boundaries.
  • Ability to build rapport and trust with internal stakeholders. Honesty is integral to our business practice! Must possess a high level of integrity.
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare lessons with a focus on circuits, electricity, maintenance and hands-on activities.
  • Correspond with management concerning the materials/devices/kits required.
  • Set up each class and guide students in their assignments and projects.
  • Draft, demo and execute a lesson with the aid of teaching resources and self-study.
  • Utilize the Tinker Education Learning Sequence and encourage collaboration amongst students.
  • Review and assess students understanding of electricity and circuits
  • Guide students to maintain equipment and ensure safety
  • Ensure that all lessons and student report deadlines (internal and external) are met.
  • Facilitate and actively participate in strategy sessions with the Tinker Education team.
  • Effectively communicate with the team (and clients) with respect to content delivery, progress reports and student participation.
  • Answer inquiries from internal business partners using your local knowledge of Kenya. 
  • Promote efficiency, consistency, and professionalism.
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed, such as administrative support and training.
Please send your CV and cover letter to neene@tinkeredu.net outlining your interest and suitability for this position. 
Deadline for applications 31st October 2017.

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