ELL Teacher at Women's University in Somaliland: Empower the Future Generation of Women

Barwaaqo University

About the organization

Barwaaqo opened in 2017 as Somaliland's first residential college for women. Our mission: training women to be teachers, leaders and engaged citizens in a part of the world that desperately needs their passion and talent. The university, is the second educational institution by the Abaarso Network. The first, Abaarso School, featured in the NYTimes and BBC, is a non-profit, coed, college-preparatory boarding school educating the best and the brightest Somali students. The schools are located outside of Hargeisa, Somaliland, a self-governing democratic region of Somalia. Barwaaqo University builds on Abaarso's exceptional success, while expanding the vision of excellence in education to a new population: Somaliland’s young women who already have a high school education. A Barwaaqo education begins with core fundamentals and character education, encouraging critical thinking, ethical decision-making and inculcating a sense of responsibility for building and sustaining community.


Barwaaqo University is looking for individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to teaching and building our community from the ground up. Successful candidates will help build a school culture that puts students first, modeling flexibility and problem-solving while tenaciously working through the challenges inherent in working in the developing world. To be clear: this is not a job; it is a lifestyle, there are often evening and weekend expectations. Our staff and faculty work are a team working long hours by design and with a focused purpose: we have so little time to fill the gaps in the educational backgrounds of our students. Those who fall in love with our students, the school’s culture and Somaliland will find ample leadership opportunities here.
We seek energetic, smart, adaptable problem-solvers with strong interpersonal skills, ample emotional intelligence (EQ) and the ability to laugh—with others and at themselves, too. We seek two types of team players: those who are at home with basic English and math instruction, and those who have the background or desire to instruct our upper level students.

For the upcoming semester starting in January, we are seeking an introductory English teacher to work with first and second year students. Students spend their first two years at Barwaaqo University in foundational courses to prepare them for their pedagogical classes in the final two years.


4-year Bachelor’s Degree

English Fluency (Native English speaker required for English teaching positions)


$325/ month

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, follow the link.

Please fill out all required fields on each page and answer the short answer questions. Please ensure that you upload your CV and transcript. After your application has been submitted, a Barwaaqo University employee will contact you with the possibility of setting up an interview over the phone or via Skype.

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