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At ICS, we look for teachers who are about learning and can create excitement for learning within our students. We look for teachers who can individualize strategies to inspire all of our students. We look for people who are dedicated to contributing to our community and to ensuring our students thrive with the curiosity and skills to succeed.

At ICS we collaborate through Professional Learning Communities, (PLCs), that ask 4 essential questions to ensure that we are teaching so that our students are learning:

  • What is it we expect students to learn?
  • How will we know when they have learned it?
  • How will we respond when they don’t learn?
  • How will we respond when they already know it?

We have high expectations and standards with many opportunities for growth and development. Teachers at ICS enjoy a highly competitive salary and excellent benefits, including worldwide healthcare, furnished housing, retirement and on-going professional learning.

We look forward to hearing from you soon through our online application portal. Click here to learn about our recruitment process and to see the list of open positions.

What we look for in our faculty

We demand more from our students and we expect more from our teachers. All applicants must provide evidence of the following requirements:

  • Teaching license or certification
  • A minimum three years of full-time classroom teaching, preferably three to five years of international teaching experience
  • BA/BSC or equivalent university degree

We also look for these attributes:

  • A subject area degree and/or educational master’s degree or is interested in pursuing further education
  • IB Diploma experience for specified high school positions
  • Inquiry-based, constructivist approach to learning and teaching
  • Integration of technology into curriculum
  • Ability to differentiate for diverse learning needs
  • Experience with standards-based curriculum mapping


What we offer

ICS Addis is the right place for teachers who want to make a difference for future generations. ICS Addis was established in 1964 to serve the expatriate and local communities of Addis. We currently serve over 900 students from 60+ countries. Our students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and most speak English as a second or third language.

Our school offers a comprehensive academic program in English that culminates in an ICS diploma and the International Baccalaureate Diploma upon graduation from high school. The elementary and middle school programs draw upon best educational practices from around the world and reflect solid pedagogical principles from the American educational model. Our Elementary School is a PYP candidate school in 2016-17.  In addition to a challenging, broad and supportive academic program, our school offers a wide array of extracurricular and sports activities at all grade levels.

We offer our international recruited faculty a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include the following:

  • Worldwide medical insurance, including wellness, dental and vision coverage 
  • Group life and disability insurance 
  • Furnished housing 
  • Annual home leave airfare allowance 
  • Tuition for approved school-aged children 
  • Retirement contribution
  • Generous professional development allowance 
  • Shipping/settling in allowance at commencement and termination of employment 
Professional Development

In addition, ICS has a generous professional development program. We encourage and support on-going education and a life long journey of learning for our teachers. Our development program includes on-going training and mentoring.  Addtionally, when there is enough interest and qualified candidates, we support a master's Program through State University of New York (SUNY). Nearly 60 teachers and staff members completed a master's degree from SUNY Buffalo in the first cohort, and subsequent cohorts can complete the master's degree as well as an educational technology certificate.

Child Protection – Safe Recruitment Practices

As part of our recruitment practices at our school, employees are required to possess and validate appropriate qualifications for all positions.  For all potential hires, we communicate directly with previous references to ensure due diligence within the recruitment process. Once at school, ICS has a professional code of conduct, including Child Protection training that is reviewed with employees and signed annually.

Recruiting Scams:

Unfortunately, there are recruiting scams.

Individuals/groups claim to be a reputable school (or assume the identity of an existing, reputable school) and ask teachers and/or administrators seeking overseas employment to send them money to assist in the payment of a work visa, interview or application fees, plane tickets, or other recruitment related costs.  ICS will not ever ask an applicant for money or fees.

If you have been asked by an international school to send money to cover such costs, you are probably the target of an elaborate scam.  Be aware that these fraudulent activities seem to becoming more frequent.  Do not send money or pass on banking information to any school seeking professionals to come work with them. All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information. 

Living in Addis

Ethiopia is a dynamic and fast-growing country, with a fascinating culture, good food and great travel opportunities. ICS Addis is located in the Old Airport neighborhood of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, close to shops, spas, gyms and restaurants.

More information about living in Addis Ababa, with many useful contacts, tips and advice on topics from health, education and entertainment to shopping and history, is available HERE.