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Physical Education Teacher – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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  • Post date:15 Jun 2020
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Job Description

Organisation Overview

The Pharo Foundation (hereafter “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 our vision by investing in Africa’s human and physical capital with a strong focus on job creation.

In 2019, in line with its growth strategy, The Pharo Foundation took over this prestigious school, along with the Kindergarten and the Secondary School in Sheikh. The school was built to address the educational gap evident in primary schools. The school is built on an acre of land located in Shacab Area – Koodbuur District.

The Pharo Primary School implements a formal education programme for the primary level (grade 1 to grade 8). The school has 16 classrooms and teaches more than 540 students between the ages of 6 – 13. The Pharo Primary School delivers an integrated curriculum which covers different development areas that are designed for the 21st century learner. The education programme includes studies in Somali, Arabic, English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science & Technology and Creative Arts. The school is equipped with supporting facilities which include a computer lab, a science lab, an arts lab, an outdoor playground, and a library

Headquartered in London, the Foundation also has an operational HQ in Nairobi and offices in Addis Ababa, Assosa and Hargeisa.

Position: Physical Education Teacher

Location: Hargeisa

Reporting to: The Head Teacher

This is an exciting opportunity to play a meaningful role in the growth of The Pharo Primary school and the pursuit of its goals.

Physical education (PE) teacher organises games and challenges that promote physical activity among children and young adults in order to contribute to the physical, intellectual, spiritual and moral development of students assigned to his/her class. His/her goal is to develop motor skills and physical development among younger children and proper exercise and eating habits among older children. PE teacher must adjust his/her curricula to adapt to children with disabilities or different physical abilities. The PE teacher also coach sports teams.

This role requires an individual that will educate students on the importance of fitness, nutrition and general health. The PE teacher will be responsible for helping students to develop personal attributes such as self-discipline, sportsmanship, judgment, communication skills, teamwork, and self-confidence.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads all Activities within the Assigned Class

o Plans and delivers lessons and outlines in accordance with the curriculum guidelines or requirements of the school or government.

o  Develops activities that link with the units of the curriculum.

o Leads sessions and facilitates or supervises a variety of non-academic activities which include games and sports. Ensures all necessary preparations are made prior to each lesson.

o Involves children in the operations and maintenance of the school, including play-grounds and playing equipment.

  1. Creates a stimulating learning environment

o Maintains a positive degree of discipline outside and inside the classroom/sports field in order to create a safe, secure and appropriate environment for learning.

o Promotes a warm, supportive, non-threatening ethos in which the child finds learning enjoyable and stimulating, and in which respect and cooperation are emphasised.

o  Uses creative teaching methods to nurture the children’s interest in sports and health activities.

o Maintains the learning space in a neat and tidy condition in order to create an environment conducive to activities.

  1. Ensures the Physical Development of each Child

o Provides individual attention to each child, monitoring their physical progress and taking appropriate corrective action as necessary.

o Develops and implements homework programmes which may include project work, research or other assignments.

o Prepares progress reports for each child as required by the Principal, detailing the child’s physical and learning progress as well as overall development.

o Maintains appropriate records and provides relevant accurate and up-to-date information for the school assessment system.

  1. Acts as a Participating Member of Pharo foundation

o Actively participates in all school meetings and school or school activities such as sports days, cultural activities and plays.

o Maintains close contact with parents discussing the child’s physical progress and general development.

o  Participates in all Parent-Teacher meetings.

  1. General

o  Organises and supervises extra-mural activities such as organised sports, clubs, etc.

o Performs administrative or other extra duties as required by the Principal, such as store keeping, producing the school magazine or organising school events.

o  Maintains all equipment and material within the learning space in good order.

o  Keeps attendance registers, grade records and any other records required by the school.

Behavioural Attributes

  • Behaves in an exemplary manner and at all times acting as a role model within and outside the Pharo School.
  • Strong communication and demonstration skills.
  • Enthusiasm for sports to inspire students to be actively interested in PE o Have a caring and nurturing attitude towards young learners.

o  Passionate individual driven to succeed and make a difference in a highly impactful organisation

Technical Competencies:

  • The ideal candidate should possess a Diploma in Education.
  • Have a strong knowledge about common sports and games including rules. o Must be physically fit.

o S/He must possess a minimum of at least two (2) years professional experience in Primary Education. o Good experience of working with school computer software.

o Must be fluent in English with the ability to read aloud to young learners and demonstrate activities, as well as encourage class participation.

o  First aid qualification would be and added advantage.

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 Primary School’s Health policy.

Application Procedure

This position is open to both female and male applicants, with female applicants being strongly encouraged to apply. Please send the information listed below, as a single PDF file, to the following email address:


  1. A detailed CV and Cover Letter,
  2. A one-page list of five (5) references with current addresses, phone numbers and email contacts.

The application deadline is 30th June 2020.

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.

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