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Job in Dakar - Senegal
Posted by Mercy Ships
Full Time, Volunteer position
Listed on 2020-11-19
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Elementary School, General Education, High School, Kindergarten, Language Learning
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Teachers (Volunteer)
Our onboard Academy offers the highest level of primary and secondary education to the children of long-term volunteers serving on our ships. Our teachers make this education possible; working with Academy students to provide a learning and growing environment unlike any other. Take your teaching skills beyond anything you thought possible - with a volunteer opportunity onboard our hospital ships.

“I love teaching kindergarten on the Africa Mercy because I get to be with my students all the time. I get a fuller picture of who they are as people and how I can best teach them!”
Beth Kirchner, Kindergarten Teacher onboard the Africa Mercy


The below volunteer positions, part of the Academy department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

Preschool Teacher
Kindergarten Class Teacher
Grade 1 Teacher
Grade 2 Teacher
Grade 3 Teacher
Grade 4 and 5 Teacher
High School English Teacher
High School Math Teacher
Science Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
P.E. and Technology Teacher
French Teacher
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience

• Bachelor's Degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university is required
• Two years classroom teaching experience, preferred
• Current teaching certificate / license required
• Clear criminal records check, background check, and/or working with children certificate (or national equivalent)
• Acquire an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Teacher Certificate within one year from date of hire
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Additional Information / Benefits
The opportunity to use your professional skills to make a global impact.
The opportunity to live out your faith at work.
Meals, accommodation, internet provided
Chaplaincy support available
Opportunities to interact with, and support, our patients
Regular teaching on our surgical specialties, and an insight into the development of healthcare systems in the countries we serve
Contact Information
Contact Name: Mercy Ships
Contact Phone: 9039397652
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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