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FGES is looking for ECE and primary year teachers and a principal to work in Karachi, Pakistan

Updated: Apr 11

Unique opportunity to be part of creating new school culture!

Finnish Global Education Solutions (FGES) offers versatile pre-K to Grade 12 education services. Our aim is to create schools where both students and staff are motivated and inspired to learn.

FGES has started cooperation with a highly reputed Pakistani school operator. Our partner has two schools in Karachi and both schools operate from Early Childhood Education until grade 9. We will transform the schools gradually into Finnish-style schools with Finnish pedagogy, learning environments and management in close collaboration. We want to create a school culture where high learning outcomes meet with students’ overall wellbeing and joy of learning, and staff’s wellbeing and professional development is valued and supported. The school will set a new standard in Pakistan’s K12 education sector.

During the academic year 2022-23, we will concentrate on Early Childhood Education and grades 1 and 2, with specific emphasis on teachers’ professional development training, enriching the local curriculum and learning environments.

Transformation team

Now we are looking for an innovative and internationally able transformation team consisting of early childhood education teachers and class teachers specialized in primary years and a principal.

The main task of the team is to secure and support the intended transformation from a traditional Pakistani school into a Finnish -style school. The duties will include development work, staff training, co-teaching, teaching (teachers) and management and leadership (principal). The team will work closely together with the local staff and is supported by FGES staff in Finland. This team will play a key role in the transformation process of learning community.

The team starts working gradually, the teachers in August 2022 and principal in August 2023. One of the teachers will have a team leader role. Thus, school’s management team experience is appreciated. Skills and profile we are looking for

  • Motivated and committed professionals with 5+ years of experience in their own field (ECE, primary years, leadership/school management)

  • Development mindset

  • Dedicated team players who are able to set the common goals ahead of own objectives and who are able to interact and communicate in a multicultural, English-speaking environment

  • Flexibility and adaptability in changing situations

  • Fluent proficiency in English

  • International experience in teaching, teaching in a multicultural classroom or experience in being a principal in an international school is an asset


What we offer

  • An international position with supportive and motivated team

  • A first-hand experience in developing Finnish-International school abroad

  • Opportunity to develop your own skills, knowledge, and competences

  • Competitive salary, insurance, housing

  • A chance to extend the contract in this project in potential future roles

Application

Please send your CV and short video (1-3 min) in English where you describe yourself as a teacher / principal with a salary request to Helena Mäkinen (Helena.makinen@fges.fi) with a headline “Pakistan application” by April 30, 2022. If you are applying for a teacher position, please state if you are interested in team leader position.

If you have questions about the position, please call Helena Mäkinen (+358 505505546) or Petteri Elo (+358 405506020) April, 19 2022 at 2-4pm or April 20, 2022 at 2-4pm. FGES will also organize a webinar for more information on the project and Finnish experts’ roles in the project, including Q & A session. The webinar is on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 6-6.30pm (webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83600886560)