Teachers sought for East Africa

Date posted:2024-04-12 | Writer: Abaarso Network | Email: [email protected]

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 ( Abaarso School is a 7-12th grade boarding school developing the future leaders of Somaliland. Our students became the first in their country in over 30 years to matriculate to US universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and UPenn. Abaarso is an American-accredited school (NEASC) that has received funding support from USAID. Students benefit from a deep and expansive extracurricular environment driven by teachers who do advising, clubs, sports, project days, office hours, events, and administrative duties. 

Barwaaqo University ( is a residential university creating life-long careers for women in Somaliland. In a country where female unemployment is well over 90%, more than 95% of our bachelor’s degree graduates have successfully secured high-paying jobs within 3 months of graduation. Barwaaqo offers degrees in education and communications, filling a crucial gender gap since 87% of teachers in Somaliland are men.

Kaabe Schools ( Kaabe Schools are pioneering child-centred learning in Somaliland delivered by homegrown talent. The majority of teachers are products of AN’s teachers college at Barwaaqo University, but they work alongside foreign hires who have Montessori or general primary school experience. 

The successful candidate will:Hold a Bachelor's, preferably in education (Masters degree is an advantage).Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

TEFL/TESOL or other ESL teaching qualification is beneficial.Results-oriented, ambitious, entrepreneurial; takes initiative and thrives in ambiguous situations.Can function well in a resource-poor setting.

If you are an exceptional candidate who would like to make an impact, we will welcome your application.


To apply, email [email protected]