Organization Overview

World-class education starts with a world-class staff. As Abaarso School continues to lead the way in developing great minds and future leaders through its array of programs, the organization needs talented teaching fellows to join the charge.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • Native English Fluency (Required for English Positions)
  • Teaching Experience Preferred
  • Work Abroad Experience Preferred

Compensation

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Quality Housing
  • Meals
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • A $250/month stipend

Teaching Fellowships at Abaarso School

Abaarso School is looking for individuals interested in training the top secondary school students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. This new boarding school, based in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English. Teaching fellows spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus significant work outside of class. Many Abaarso fellows also assume management roles, and all are expected to lead extra-curricular activities by coaching sports teams, running student clubs, or leading work-time activities.

We are always seeking professionals with experience in finance, business, IT, computer networking, communications, marketing, and/or management experience, to strengthen our organization.

Teaching fellows at Abaarso School must be hard-working, adaptable, and self motivated, with strong interpersonal skills.

The Abaarso Commitment

Abaarso requires teaching fellows to fully commit themselves to the improvement of the students and the school; this involves a complete immersion in Abaarso’s environment. For fellows, the school becomes the professional life, the social life, the physical outlet, and the source of personal growth. Those who have committed gained a tremendous experience that changed their perspective on life. They came to Abaarso and found a passion they didn’t previously know was in them. However, such a commitment and immersion is not for everyone. Abaarso is an extreme environment and only those ready to dedicate themselves to the students and the school should proceed.

Regional Instability and Travel Warning

Abaarso School is located in a region of the world that has been known for chronic instability and the presence of terrorist groups. As of February 7th, 2014, the U.S. State Department issued the following warning:

“The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Somalia.  This replaces the Travel Warning dated June 21, 2013, to update information on security concerns. There is at this time no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic presence in Somalia.  Consequently, the U.S. government is not in a position to assist or effectively provide services to U.S. citizens in Somalia.  In light of this and continuous security threats, the U.S. government recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Somalia…” (The entire warning can be found at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/somalia-travel-warning.html)

While Somaliland, as a semi-autonomous region, has experienced relative peace for several years, the region is still recognized by the U.S. government as part of Somalia and therefore is included in all such warnings and regulations. Abaarso does its best to protect its students and staff by using all available resources and security personnel, but cannot guarantee the safety or security of anyone traveling in this area. Abaarso applicants must understand and accept the inherent risks in living and working in this region.

More information and updated travel warnings can be found on the State Department website listed above.

To apply, fill out the Application Form

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