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ICT Teacher – Sheikh, Somaliland

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ICT Teacher

Organisation overview

The Pharo Foundation (“the Foundation”) is a privately funded entrepreneurial organisation 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 is to achieve the Vision by investing in the human and physical capital of Africa, with a strong focus on job creation.

The Pharo Secondary School, Sheikh (formally known as SOS Hermann Gmeiner Sheikh Secondary School) is a boarding school located in the Sahil Region of Somaliland. The school is situated in the town of Sheikh between the port city of Berbera and Burcoa in the interior of Somaliland. It has a pleasant cool climate all year round due to its high altitude. The school is renowned for its academic excellence and secure and caring environment in which students of all abilities can experience success and achieve their full potential within a broad and balanced curriculum. The aim is to prepare students to become respectful contributing members of the communities in which they live. The school counts many prominent politicians and other key officials among its graduates.

The school has 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.

With a modern campus, and with students from all over the country and all socio-economic backgrounds being represented, a dedicated team of teachers at the School seeks to rapidly accelerate student learning while building confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills. The school’s goal is to see each student pursue post-secondary education and become leaders and role models in their respective communities.

Position summary

Position: ICT Teacher

Location: Sheikh, Somaliland

Reporting to: Head Teacher

We are searching for an enthusiastic Computer Teacher to promote computer literacy among our students. In this position, you will be required to craft and present lessons, develop teaching material, and attend parent-teacher conferences. Computer Teachers should also ensure that equipment remains in excellent working condition.

To ensure success as a Computer Teacher, you should demonstrate flexibility and support as you help students to develop confidence in their computer skills. An outstanding Computer Teacher will be cognizant of the socioeconomic factors that limit access to technology, and will make a concerted effort to acclimatize students with no prior exposure to computers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualities and Skills:

BS or MS in ICT or related fields

At least 5 years of experience in teaching ICT in both edexcel O-level and A-level syllabus

Have experience in repairing and maintaining computers and computer network.

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

Salary and Benefits

The salary and benefits package is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Medical insurance is provided in accordance with The Pharo Sheikh Secondary School’s Health policy.

Application Procedure

This position is open to both female and male applicants. Please send the information listed below, as a single PDF file, to the following email address: Recruiting.SL@pharofoundation.org with the subject line “Application for ICT Teacher”

A detailed CV and Cover Letter,

A one-page list of three (3) references with current addresses, phone numbers and email contacts.

The application deadline is Sunday January 17th 2021.

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only complete (CV, cover letter, list of references) applications will be reviewed. In the event that an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

*Should you be applying from the Somaliland Diaspora website, please indicate this in your application.

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