Development Instructor – in DNS Africa
Job Description March 2008
Dear Development Instructor!
First of all we want to welcome you warmly to be a Development
Instructor at DNS in Africa!
We have had many Development Instructors over the years, and
each and every one of them has contributed to the education of the
future primary school teachers in Angola, Mozambique or Malawi,
and enriched the life at the teacher training colleges both in the
school program and in the boarding part of the education.
Students at the DNS schools have got friends from other parts of the
world, coming from Europe, The Americas and Japan, and have
learned many things from them that they would not otherwise have
As a Development Instructor at a DNS school you will be a part of the
Teacher Council and you will be working closely together with the
project leaders, you will belong to a smaller unit at the school
consisting of teachers and project leaders, and you will work
together with the students about developing activities to the benefit
and joy of many.
The fact that you as a Development Instructor comes from a school
background different from what you will see at the schools in Angola,
Mozambique or Malawi has prepared you for contributing with ideas
and experiences concerning the methods for teaching children in the
primary school; you can rely on your own school experiences to be
the solid base you can draw useful experiences from, and regard
yourself as being highly qualified both because of your background
and experiences and because of your determination to make a
Now you will first get a general introduction to the Teacher Training
Colleges in Africa, and after that you will read about what your job as
a Development Instructor at a DNS will be like, with practical
examples and an overview of the structures you will be working
within at the