EFL Teacher Needed in Ethiopia

Date posted:2018-02-22 | Writer: School Of Tomorrow | Email: [email protected]

School of Tomorrow, an Ethiopian owned private school established in 1993, with nine branches in different parts of Addis Ababa, has an immediate opportunity for a TEFL trained teacher. We are one of the most prominent schools in Ethiopia, providing education for children from age 2 to 18 at Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary schools and Pre-college levels.  Our school is known for providing a relatively high-quality education including strong English skills, accelerated curriculum, small class size, and individual attention.    

The school has well-equipped laboratories, libraries, computer labs, pedagogical centers, spacious athletic compound and fields and creatively designed buildings that complement the natural beauty of the different branches of the school all help to make School of Tomorrow not only educationally excellent but also aesthetically beautiful.


- You will receive a monthly salary of 17,000 Ethiopian Birr, plus housing. 

- Transport to and from work every day.

- Fully furnished accommodation.

- 30 days paid annual leave during the summer time provided the contract agreements are fulfilled.

- (New) Air ticket is reimbursed upon arrival to Ethiopia.  

- An initial 1-year contract, renewable every year on mutual agreement.


- Be a native English speaker from a country where English is the first & official language such as The United States, The United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago or other Caribbean Islands, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

- Possess a bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. in any field - preferably English, with a TEFL /TESOL qualification.

- A love for and understanding of African children and cultures (Important).

- Be adaptable to a constantly evolving metropolis and educational environment.


- Teaching between 16 & 22 contracted hours per week, plus covering additional classes if required.

- Preparation of lesson plans.

- Assigning, marking and monitoring homework, classwork, and tests.

- Preparation, administration, and marking of progress and achievement tests.

- Assessment and reporting of student performance.

- Development of supplementary materials and teaching aids for core syllabi or for special courses (People with additional skills in debate, arts, or music, etc., are highly valued)

- Attending staff meetings and workshops arranged by senior staff.

- Assist with the proctoring of examinations.

- Helping students attain certain academic and behavior standards.

- Play a full and active part in the life of the school.


Teachers will receive different options for housing depending on the time of their application. There are single, furnished apartments, as well as shared housing in a modern, three storey, house. In the shared housing arrangement, teachers have their own bedroom and will share bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and other facilities. There is a television, video cassette/DVD player, a radio, bedding, and kitchenware provided in the house. On top of that, a satellite dish to access international broadcasting services is available in both shared and single spaces. ESL teachers may cook at home or eat at local restaurants. This accommodation is most suited to singles or couples without children. 


Ethiopian people are generous, and the country is beautiful and diverse and provides a lot of opportunity for nature lovers, but it must be remembered that the country is a developing one. Progress is slow, and you will not find all the conveniences you might find in western countries. Religion and an intense pride in their country's past resonate loudly within most Ethiopians. For Ethiopians, their land has stood out from all African nations and proved itself to be a unique world of its own. Home to its various indigenous cultures, languages (more than 83), script, calendar, the system of time, food, flora, fauna, and history. Ethiopia is the only African country to fight off colonization successfully. Rock hewn churches, 17th-century castles, and island monasteries are just a few of the more well-known tourist attractions. Addis Ababa is relatively safe with crime levels low, although pickpockets are common in crowded areas. Transportation around the city is by local mini bus (costs between 1.25 Ethiopian Birr and 3.60 Ethiopian Birr) or contract taxi (price negotiated before the trip and depending on distance). Both traditional and western food is available at the numerous restaurants and cafes.


 If both parties agree to the terms of the contract, the school sends a copy of your passport and a letter to your nearest Ethiopian Embassy (you may have to go to an embassy in your country of citizenship). Next, you'll send your passport to the embassy and pay for the working visa. It shouldn't be expensive but varies depending on the country. It should take around two business days to process. Once you get here, the school will take your passport to the ministry of immigration and change the visa into a working permit.  You'll have your ID and working permit -- the latter stays with the school.


Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading.

We look forward to speaking with you more shortly.

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