Job Description

History Teacher – based in Sheikh, Somaliland

Position Summary

We are seeking a passionate history teacher who excels in her/his ability to teach and support students and build up students’ knowledge of historical concepts and events within the country and globally, while creating interesting lessons based on a well-balanced curriculum. The history teacher should take endless pride to design inspiring and engaging lesson plans and teaching units. We are seeking a compassionate, hardworking, resilient, and capable individual who works well with others and who enjoys living at the School Campus.

Role: History Teacher

Location: Sheikh, Somaliland

Reporting to: Head Teacher

Contract Type: Fixed Term (One Year)

Key duties and Responsibilities:

Working in close collaboration with the Head Teacher, the teacher will be responsible for 1

designing and providing lessons and learning opportunities that are engaging, show a depth of teacher subject competence and allow students to develop and demonstrate critical subject skills and knowledge.

Monitor and track each student’s development and provide the necessary support to ensure

academic excellence and overall development.

Discuss prominent historical figures, dates, and events with students and ensure that they understand circumstances without the propaganda attached to them.

Create instructional resources on history lessons and ensure that students understand the motivation behind events.

Encourage students to look at multiple viewpoints and make their judgments about the

motivations behind historical events.

Administer history tests and give out assignments and check both according to specific marking directives.

Assist students in comprehending the significance of social and political issues.

Design lesson presentations and encourage students to take an active part in discussions. Manage student behaviour in the classroom and common areas by enforcing school rules

and procedures.

Provide student counselling and support by working together with school leadership and other teachers.

Plan and prepare lesson plans. scheme of work, and instructional materials.Assign, correct, grade, and give feedback on classwork, homework, and tests.

Actively participate and deliver tutorials, co-curricular activities and other activities conducted in a boarding school environment and as stipulated by the Ministry of Education.

Supporting the recruitment process of new students for the Secondary School as appropriate.

Prepare and guide students in career development and post-secondary education. Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the line manager.


Skills and Qualifications

BA or MA in History or a similar discipline.

At least 5 years of experience in teaching History or similar discipline.

Passion for the 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 and of good moral character: honest, trustworthy, and dependable must be willing to teach in Sheikh.

Experience working in an internationally based organisation or international school setting will be considered an added advantage.

Proficient in Word, Excel, Email usage, Google Suite, internet searching and willing to learn new computer skills.

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in Somali and fluency in English.

Behavioural Competencies

Self-assured, internally motivated, and passionate educator with outstanding communication skills, driven to succeed and make a difference.

Achieves quality results and service.

Should possess high levels of integrity, resilience, accountability, commitment and determination, and be willing to serve as an outstanding role model in the community.

Able to demonstrate learner-centered teaching methodologies and eagerness to continue to learn.

Dedicated team player with demonstrable experience in problem-solving.

Committed to and passionate about teaching and highly motivated towards student development and growth.

Must be of good moral character, honest, trustworthy, and dependable. Ability to provide a safe, positive learning environment for students.


How to apply

This position is open to both female and male applicants, with female applicants being strongly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is July 11, 2022.

Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received, and only complete (CV, cover letter, lesson/unit plan, 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.

How to apply

Please send the information listed below, as a single PDF file, to the following email address: Please indicate Application for History Teacher in the subject line.


  1. A detailed CV and Cover Letter,

  2. A PDF file of a recent lesson plan or unit plan that you have created and represents your best teaching work in the subject of choice that you are applying for. The lesson/unit plan should highlight your strengths as a teacher and be accompanied by a short explanation (maximum 300 words) of why this lesson/unit plan was selected and submitted.

  3. Copies of your qualifications.

  4. A one-page list of five (5) references with current addresses, phone numbers and email contacts.