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Position: English Teacher

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract: 10 months. February – November 2023

Probation Period: 3 months

Background Information

HALO Somalia is looking for a qualified, motivated, and experienced Somali professional for the position of English Teacher. The role will primarily involve delivering online English tuition to The HALO Trust’s Somali staff, who are based across South Central Somalia. The role may include additional responsibilities. The contract is initially for 10 months with the possibility of extension, subject to future funding.

Working Context

Under the supervision of an International Operations Officer, the teacher will manage and deliver online and in-person English tuition to all Somali HALO staff who are interested in partaking in lessons. The teacher will be expected to devise a timetable that accommodates the availability and language ability of all students enrolled. The teacher will also be expected to use initiative in problem-solving and help other departments in their activities when requested to do so.

Job Purpose

  1. The English Teacher will ensure the execution, supervision, and quality of English tuition across HALO Somalia.
  2. Additionally, the teacher is responsible for supporting the Capacity Development Department in HALO Somalia and to help other departments.
  3. The English teacher will also be expected to:
  4. Have knowledge and experience of managing and delivering online English lessons.
  5. Demonstrate leadership qualities.
  6. Have good time management skills.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Somali.
  8. Have a strong ability to problem-solve and use initiative.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

The English Teacher ensures the execution, supervision, and quality of English tuition across HALO Somalia and provides additional support where required. They will mainly perform the following duties:

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day delivery of English tuition to all students partaking in lessons.
  • Devise a timetable that accommodates the availability and language ability of all staff enrolled in the lessons, whilst ensuring class sizes remain small (less than 10 students per class).
  • Deliver lessons at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level to accommodate all abilities.
  • Prepare lesson plans for each class.
  • Regularly review the timetable and lesson plans to ensure it is fit for purpose and that students’ English ability is progressing at the desired rate.
  • Ensure, as far as possible, good engagement from students by devising inventive and suitably interactive lessons.
  • Register and record student attendance throughout their tuition.
  • Devise pre- and post-course assessments to provide qualitative and quantitative evidence of how the English language ability of students has improved since undertaking the tuition.
  • Set suitable homework and exams for all students and ensure it is marked efficiently and transparently, with results shared with students and recorded centrally.
  • Monitor student progress and provide additional tuition to any students struggling in class.
  • Manage additional student needs, such as for pens and notebooks and request approval to procure such items from management.
  • Meet regularly with management to report on progress.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects and duties as required by the management.


Skills and Qualifications

  • A University degree;
  • A School certificate or University degree in English;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching English;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Teams;
  • Experience delivering English tuition online using Teams, Zoom, Skype etc.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter explaining his / her experience in relation to the requirements of the role, together with details of two non-related referees, to the following email address: (include “Post applied for” in the subject line)

Deadline: Close of Business on Saturday, 21st January 2023

We thank all applicants, but only those short-listed will be contacted. HALO Trust highly encourages all appropriately qualified persons to apply. Tests and interviews will take place at HALO Offices in Mogadishu, Somalia. Interview are expected to commence from Tuesday, 24th January 2023 with the successful candidate expected to start in early February 2023.

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