Female Capoeira teacher (Volunteer)



Job title: Female Capoeira teacher (Volunteer)

Location: Amman, Jordan with travel to Refugee Camps and other teaching locations in and around Amman

Purpose: To provide support to vulnerable young refugees using social capoeira; and to identify and support talented youth to become assistant trainers so that they can support their own communities

Reporting to: Programme Coordinator

Commitment: Full-time (flexible working hours) minimum six months commitment

Start Date: ASAP

Benefits: Transportation to the camps and host communities, flexible working hours.

Training on:

  • Develop and implement your training skills and create an impressive portfolio of work
  • Train with experts to develop your capoeira skills to work with traumatized and vulnerable children and communities
  • Receive training on Monitoring and Evaluation, Child Protection, Psychosocial First Aid, Communications and Messaging
  • Excellent contact building through our fantastic NGO network and understand how development works


Working with Capoeira4Refugees is an opportunity to help transform the lives of vulnerable children, working with an innovative and fast growing charity and be totally inspired every single day


Seeking independent thinkers

 “We are supporting you in what you are already good at, yes, but more importantly, we’re supporting you to use your judgment and act in the best interests of vulnerable young people to create transformational change”.

Tarek Alsaleh, Founder Capoeira4Refugees



Overview of Capoeira4Refugees

Capoeira4Refugees (C4R) is not a capoeira school. C4R is a social organisation that supports grassroots capoeira initiatives to help traumatised children and youth, particularly refugees.  C4R’s approach is respectful to all capoeira styles and traditions, and we do not follow any particular school.


Our goals include using principles of capoeira training, such as the development of confidence and self-respect, to produce positive social impacts, such as decreased levels of violence and aggression, improved mental health, better school performance and increased positive behavioural choices.


Capoeira4Refugees was founded in 2007 working with street children in Syria (where it still has projects).  C4R has been active in the West Bank, Palestine, since 2011 and in Jordan since 2014.


For further information please see http://www.capoeira4refugees.org/


Role Overview

This is a hands on role, where the trainer must show initiative and be able to work closely with volunteers and partners to get the job done.  You will build strong relationships with your students to support them in benefitting from the capoeira classes.   Independent actions could include finding venues for training, advertising of classes, engaging volunteers, taking photos of the classes for marketing purposes (and editing the photos), using social media to manage and build a community, capture stories and information from the projects.  The success of the role will depend on your own resourcefulness, hard work, and inspiration.


Monitoring & Evaluation

The social capoeira trainer will receive a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training as well as ongoing M&E support.  As the main point of contact to the students, they will be expected to provide a range of essential material on the progress of classes and students.  This will include verbal feedback, class registers, stories of change, photos, films and short surveys.  Active observation, an inquisitive mind and relationship building will be vital in order to gather the necessary information.


Organising and advertising

You will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the project’s activities (also the implementation and development of a community class on the weekends/evenings). T This includes coordinating, and liaising with local organizations and communities. You will also organize and coordinate workshops, trainings and be an active advocate on social media tools to raise awareness.  You will be supported by the C4R in implementing these activities.


Main Responsibilities

  • Implement capoeira training sessions according to C4R’s guidelines
  • Attend training programmes as scheduled by the Programme Coordinator
  • Support other Capoeira Teachers in planning and implementing workshops, performances and events according to the programme goals and milestones.
  • Ensure that all relevant data required from each class, workshop or event is accurately recorded according to the C4R monitoring and evaluation guidelines


Person Specification


  • Self motivated, pro-active and full of initiative
  • Minimum of four years practising Capoeira and teaching experience (a big heart and the right spirit/attitude is as important)
  • Able to set-up and develop new classes
  • Professional in appearance and conduct and culturally sensitive (in and outside of working hours)
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations (a personality that de-escalates stressful/tense situations))
  • Well travelled and ability to work in a politically and culturally complex environment
  • Basic level of spoken and written English with the drive to improve!
  • Be a social media advocate, inspire your team and others
  • Self driven to improve your Arabic/Portuguese/English



  • Fluent in English, Arabic and Portuguese
  • Can enter and exit Israel and travel in the region
  • Experience in setting up capoeira groups from scratch
  • Knowledge of Arabic language with the drive to improve!
  • Already an active supporter of C4R
  • Be enthusiastic about building a capoeira community, including teaching capoeira on the weekend (Friday/Saturday are the weekend days in Jordan)


To Apply

Send your application with the subject line ‘Applying for female Capoeira teacher position’ including the following:

  • a current CV (including details of a personal and professional referee) of no more than 2 pages
  • a covering letter of no more than one page,
  • and an online video link of you playing capoeira

Email the application to mail to: Jobs(at)capoeira4refugees.org.

In order to minimise administrative costs, Capoeira4Refugees will only contact short-listed candidates.

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