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Position Title: ESL/Music Teacher Call ID: SSD.HUCI.2020.01
Request Num: SR20523 Date Call was Listed: Oct 8, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Vietnam
Calling Organization: Hanoi Urban Center of Influence
Position Type(s): Teaching – ESL, Teaching – Music
Length of Service: 10-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Jul 22, 2020  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Jun 22, 2021
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 22, 2021
Duties:     Teaching English and/or music at different levels (Basic, Intermediate and/or Advanced) at the Go Forward Language Institute in Hanoi. Actively participate in the various activities and events of the Center of Influence, regularly attend and contribute to the Gateway Adventist Fellowship and develop community and student friendships through networking and social activities.
Teaching responsibilities will be coordinated by the director of Go Forward.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date: Jul 15, 2020
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Please remember that this location is in a conservative country. The majority of Vietnamese dress smartly and modestly, although styles are changing as western standards become more common. As a Christian language School, we ask that you dress sensitively so as to impact this culture positively. Business attire is recommended for teaching. Men are expected to dress professionally with trousers and a collared shirt while teaching. Women are expected to dress modestly and professionally. Modest shorts are appropriate for jogging/ recreational activities. A conservative hairstyle is preferred for men and women.
Unacceptable Dress:  Short skirts, plunging necklines and sleeveless blouses are all considered inappropriate. Please refrain from wearing jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Rental accommodation close to Go Forward Language Institute will be provided. Volunteers will prepare their own food and be responsible for keeping the apartment clean.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  Bachelors
Trade/Skills: Must speak/write English as the 1st language. Experience in teaching ESL or conversational English is preferred. Must be teachable, sociable, friendly, flexible, and able to work well as a team member of Go Forward. By precept and example, the AVS volunteer will seek to uphold Christ as their Friend and Lord and will endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
Education Comments: Vietnamese law requires that in order for volunteers to obtain a work permit they must have a BA degree.
Currency: Dong, Viet Nam
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Airfares to and from Hanoi are the responsibility of the volunteer.  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Volunteer/Sponsor   The language school will cover the first 250,000 d toward utilities. The volunteer is responsible for their own utility payments.  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   The volunteer is responsible for their own food/ meals.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   VND VND 5,000,000  
Other   Calling Organization    
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Hanoi
Airport: Noi Bai
Travel from Airport to Destination: Pick up by a Go Forward staff member
Required Inoculations Please check with a local doctor or your family physician.
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Work
    Who Applies: Volunteer needs to apply for their visa and work permit with assistance from the Go Forward team
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: Volunteer with support from the Go Forward team.
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to: Email papers to the Director, Hanoi Center of Influence. Email Address:
Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Visa/Travel Details:
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Hanoi Urban Center of Influence
Calling Division: Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Calling Union: Southeast Asia Union Mission
Calling Conference: Vietnam Mission
Country: Vietnam
Supervisor: Tunnell, Dale
Title: Director, Hanoi Center of Influence
Additional Information
The Southern-Asia Pacific Division requires attendance to the AVS orientation at the Thailand Mission, 12 Soi Pridi Panomyong 37, Sukhumvit 71 Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand on July 16-20, 2020. (Note that the day for ALL AVSs to arrive is on day, July 15 and leave late afternoon or late evening of Monday July 20, or early morning of Tuesday, July 21)
Approved By:   Dale Tunnell, Director for Hanoi Urban Center of Influence on Sep 2, 2019. Entered by: Cezar, Evelyn