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Teachers Needed in Hargeisa, Somaliland (Somalia)

Posted By: Frantz Fanon University <>
Date: Monday, 3 July 2017, at 8:55 a.m.

Frantz Fanon University (FFU) is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland which broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has been a haven of peace and democracy since then. In addition to offering students medicine, dentistry, and public health, the university is the first in Somaliland to offer students degree courses in Psychology and other academic fields where professionals are in short supply throughout the country.
Entering the fourth year of its charter, FFU is trying to build upon its English language department by recruiting more teachers. The University had during currently United States, Canada, and New Zealand). Options available within the department include teaching English to:
• Undergraduates
• Postgraduates
• Short courses for adult-students (including IELTS exam preparation).
Teachers are also encouraged to expand the various curricula by injecting their own expertise into the course. The department focuses on teaching smaller classes to provide an effective learning environment which also fosters a close relationship between the staff and students.
The academic year has, for instance, student-led extra-curricular activities such as volunteering at a local orphanage, a monthly women’s discussion group, trips to other parts of Somaliland and even yoga classes.
Further details of the position are as follows:
• Job Requirements:
• Start date – 1st September 2017
• Minimum period of commitment – 6 months
• Previous teaching experience preferred
• Candidates should hold at least an undergraduate degree. (Those in the process of receiving an undergraduate degree should contact us to be considered for roles at FFU –and exciting new local projects - in a volunteer capacity)
• Working in Somaliland requires candidates who are adaptable, motivated and able to respect and adhere to other cultures.
• $400 stipend per month
• Additional $300 for accommodation, security, internet, utilities, etc. at the University Guesthouse.
• Accommodation (walking distance to the university)
• Opportunities to engage in other local projects and to learn Somali language, culture, and society.
Please send your CV and a cover letter to

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