Position: Volunteer English Teacher

Location: Ban Nai Soi, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Duration: Minimum of 3 months, up to 40 hours/week.

Start date: 28th November 2014.

Organization Background:   Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC) was established in 2002 by graduates of the Earthrights School Myanmar.  The vision of the KSDC is to; promote the lives of the Karenni people who have suffered human rights abuses, promote non-violent efforts to build a new society, develop the rule of law, and protect the environment. The KSDC's training program aims to spread knowledge and skills regarding human rights, environment and law on the Thai-Myanmar border. 

Overview of Position: KSDC seeks a volunteer English teacher for 15 hours of English classes and 5 hours of conversation classes each week for two classes of 15 bright, ambitious Burmese students.  The position also includes 15-20 hours of planning time and occasional writing and editing as needed.  


• Plan and teach 3 hours of English lessons for 15 students, Monday through Friday (textbooks and other teaching materials are available)

• Lead 1 hour of English conversation with groups of 5 students, Monday through Friday

• Edit English language reports and proposals as requested by staff


• Native English Speaker

• University degree and TEFL certificate preferred

• One year of teaching experience preferred

• Genuine interest in Myanmar issues

• Comfortable living and working in a cross-cultural environment with non-native English speakers in very basic living conditions

• Hardworking and flexible

The ideal candidate is sociable and friendly with good listening and emotional support skills.


• private room at the school with mattress, mosquito net, pillow and blankets

• Food: 3 home-cooked, rice-based meals per day

• Private bathing area with cold water

• Wireless internet

• Opportunity to learn about Karenni culture and traditions

• 2 week Christmas holiday

How to apply:

Please email KSDC at [email protected].  Find us on face book http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karenni-Social-Development-Center/326590647460577

Contact Person: Andy Smith