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Geography Teacher

Sos-Hermann Gmeiner International College
Tema Community 6, Ghana
Housing provided for family
Air fare cover
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • University
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Geography
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification



  • Minimum qualification - first degree from a recognized University in the subject area and/or other relevant fields
  • A Master’s degree and exposure to the IB curriculum is an added advantage. 


  • A graduate subject specialist preferably with a teaching certification
  • A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in a reputable institution is preferred although 3 years of experience under certain circumstances will be acceptable. 
  • Knowledge of the IB DP and MYP syllabi will be a bonus. 
  • Candidate must be open to learning, collaborative, and supportive of students
  • Professional development
  • Medical support for staff and family
  • School fees / tuition cover forward and opportunity for scholarship to the college if they pass entrance exams
  • Great working and professional community 
  • Access to gym and recreational facilities 

Teaching Vacancy


SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College is a dynamic co-educational boarding school located in Tema, Ghana. We offer quality pre-university education for students from SOS children’s villages across Africa as well as others from the host country,  Ghana, and beyond. SOS-HGIC is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the  MYP (Middle Years Programme), as well as the DP (Diploma Programme). Familiarity with the MYP and DP would be an advantage.

The school seeks suitably qualified applicants for the role of Geography Teacher. 

Job Title – Geography Teacher

Role Overview:

The role involves planning, implementing, and delivering Geography Courses in MYP and DP to enable students to gain a thorough knowledge of the subject and to excel in both the internal and external assessments to facilitate access to tertiary institutions or to pursue other avenues of learning or careers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching and Curriculum Planning: 

  • Teaching MYP and DP Geography courses in line with IB-approved guides
  • Developing Unit and Lesson plans for effective teaching
  • Drawing up a teaching program/Scheme of work for syllabus implementation
  • Setting and marking assessment tasks classwork and internal examinations according to the school's assessment policy
  • Maintaining discipline in and out of the classroom
  • Fostering, implementing, and upholding the objectives and philosophy of the College
  • Drawing up lists of books and equipment required for teaching the subject. The lists are handed over to the Head of Department.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Setting and marking classwork and internal examinations according to the school's assessment policy
  • Completing semester and other reports

Project Supervision & Extracurricular activities:

  • Supervising projects and coursework, including IB DP extended essays and MYP Projects
  • Supervise CAS/SA, extracurricular activities, and other school functions in and out of normal school hours

Administrative Tasks:

  • Attending all required meetings, including staff and departmental meetings, as well as compulsory school events
  • Performing any other duties as required by the Principal for the benefit of the College

Professional Development:

Attending and completing workshops and courses as required by the school for ongoing training in the subject and syllabuses

Direct Report:

  • The Geography teacher is line-managed by the Head of the Humanities Department.

How To Apply:

Please submit an application letter and a recent CV to the Human Resource Officer. The subject should be titled, Geography Teacher. 

Application deadline: 8th March 2024 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

What Guides Us?

We embrace internationalism in its widest sense, a commitment to uplift Africa, and active service to the community.


The Mission of SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College is to provide a school of academic excellence for students from SOS Children’s Villages from all over Africa, together with students from the host country, Ghana, in a spirit of Pan-Africanism and an awareness of the social needs of society.


The School’s philosophy embraces internationalism in its widest sense, a commitment to uplift Africa, and active service to the community. Its educational mission is holistic, aiming to develop all students into confident adults capable of facing the challenges of a fast–changing world, by inculcating in them critical and analytical abilities which will equip them to become compassionate thinkers who are aware of their common humanity, with a belief and pride in themselves as Africans.

The College’s ultimate mission is to graduate lifelong learners who are fully prepared for the best universities worldwide and who are also committed to putting their knowledge, skills, and resources into developing their continent, Africa.

SOS-HGIC employs passionate, committed, and creative professionals from around the globe to educate our diverse student body. The college’s motto, “Knowledge in the Service of Africa”, drives the work of our staff. As we seek to fill open positions, we look for talented educators dedicated to accomplishing our mission and ensuring student success. 

Life at SOS-HGIC

No two days at SOS-HGIC are ever the same! From the ordered morning routine to breakfast, to the infamous walk to school, followed by a stimulating school day and an afternoon of exciting extracurricular engagement!

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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