Organization Overview

The Pharo Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a privately funded entrepreneurial organization that runs philanthropic programmes as well as for-profit social enterprises. The Vision of the Foundation is an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. The Mission of the Foundation is to invest in the human and physical capital of Africa, with an emphasis on job creation.

The Pharo Sheikh Secondary School (formally known as SOS Hermann Gmeiner Sheikh Secondary School) is located in Sahil Region of Somaliland. The school has 240 students from Form 1 to Form 4 with school facilities that consist of 10 classrooms, science laboratories, library, assembly and lecture halls, boys’ dormitories and girls’ hostel, dining hall and a clinic. The school is currently following the Edexcel International curriculum; London University based IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), and the Somaliland National Curriculum.

Job Title: History and Geography Teacher

Report to: Head Teacher

Job Description

Plan and prepare lesson plans. scheme of work, and instructional materials Assign, correct, grade, and give feedback on classwork, homework, and tests

Track student progress by maintaining accurate, complete, and timely records of student grades Communicate regularly with students, parents, and colleagues regarding student progress and student needs

Attend and participate in department, school, and district meetings Maintain professionalism at all times

Manage student behavior in the classroom and common areas by enforcing school rules and procedures

Support students in extra-curricular clubs and activities

Assume responsibility for additional duties in the boarding school

Assist in the school’s involvement in supporting the Sheikh community

Assist in monitoring the student boarding section of the school

Prepare and guide students in career development and post-secondary education Additional duties and responsibilities assigned by the line manager


BA or MA in History and Geography

At least 5 years of experience in teaching History or Geography

Passion for subject matter and teaching, with a commitment to student success

Capable of developing and presenting appropriate, creative, and adaptable curriculum Strong classroom management skills

Excellent English fluency both verbal and written Energetic, with a strong work ethic

Of good moral character: honest, trustworthy, and dependable Must be willing to teach in Sheikh

Familiarity with computers and other school technologies Must have a health certificate

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their application (Cover letter and CV) to SLoffice@pharofoundation.org with the subject line “Application for History and Geography Teacher” by Tuesday January 21, 2020.