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Teach at American-run schools in Somaliland

About Abaarso Network, Abaarso School

Founded in 2009, Abaarso Network (AN) is a system of nonprofit schools in Somaliland, East Africa that has been featured on 60 Minutes, the New York Times, BBC, CNN, Wall Street Journal, and the Clinton Global Initiative. AN includes a coed boarding high school with American-accreditation; the only all-women university in Somaliland, and the first Montessori primary schools in the country. Abaarso School (http://abaarsoschool.org/) The Republic of Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia in 1991 and has enjoyed peaceful transfers of democratically elected governments since then. But after decades of war, generations of youth in Somaliland have grown up with less access to quality education and little economic opportunity. AN is providing life changing education opportunities, especially to disadvantaged young girls and women in Somaliland.

Duties

Classroom instruction Lesson planning and grading Sports and clubs Advising Office Hours

Qualifications

Hold a Bachelor's, preferably in education (Masters degree is an advantage). Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Results-oriented, ambitious, entrepreneurial; takes initiative and thrives in ambiguous situations. Can function well in a resource-poor setting.

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