Teach international students in Kenya

Could you use your teaching skills and experience to help missionary children learn at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya?


RVA is a Christian boarding school in central Kenya with over a hundred years of rich history. They serve about 500 missionary children representing 30 nationalities and 80 mission organizations and churches, and also accommodate a small number of Kenyan national students and expatriate, non-mission students.

Ministry and type of work

We’re looking for both primary and secondary school teachers to join Rift Valley Academy, AIM’s boarding school in Kenya. Could you join a team committed to providing a safe, loving and nurturing environment for students as they are discipled and educated towards their potential in Christ? An up to date list of current needs is available on the RVA website here

You would design, deliver, and evaluate quality instruction while meeting the needs of a diverse body of students. The roles would include:

– Teaching the established curriculum in the assigned subject area.
– Helping with weekend activities.
– Loving and nurturing the students in your class, giving them a love for learning.

Qualifications and Experience

– Two years teaching experience.
– Ideally it would be good if you have experience teaching students who have English as a second language.
– Ideally training in curriculum development.

What are the personal (not academic) characteristics required?

– Nurturing
– Able to confront
– Self-sacrificing
– High energy
– Values appropriate discipline
– Committed to investing in young people
– Flexible
– Team player
– Willing to have an open home
– Willing to submit to authority

Other information:

Start date: as soon as available and in coordination with the rest of the team

Duration: positions at RVA can be filled by long or short term candidates, although the preference is usually for those who can commit at least 2 years.

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As a missionary teacher I’ve seen how vital on-field teaching support is. Not just for the parents but for their children too.

Interested? Get in Touch

Hi, my name is Debbie. If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions, please do get in touch.​

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Short term (under a year)

There are many ways to serve short term. Whether on a team, as an individual, on a medical elective, or as a Bible college placement, short term with AIM fits into our long term ministry of reaching Africa’s unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE

Long term ( Over a year )

Our passion is to see Christ-centred churches among all African peoples. Currently there are over 1,000 people groups in Africa or 316 million people, who are waiting to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to engage with these unreached people, partner with churches in Africa to raise up gospel workers and equip African church leaders to strengthen the church. Could you play a part?. LEARN MORE


Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel. LEARN MORE


Teaching is not just a support ministry. It's vital in sharing the gospel, displaying Christ and helping children and young people to thrive. Could you use your gifts and skills to make Jesus known among the nations? LEARN MORE
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