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History Teacher (September 2021)

3 June 2021

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa

What’s the most valuable thing about an education?

It’s not a certificate or a degree. It’s knowing that we can. Knowing that dreams can be achieved, no matter where you start or come from. Knowing that peace can be forged, no matter how far apart you are. Knowing that solutions can be found, no matter how daunting the problem may be. 

Our shared world faces real challenges. Inequality. Climate change. Movements that divide us. Intolerance. And in Africa, we have the youngest population in the world, with almost 60% below age 25. To address these problems, we need to be united, committed, focused—and prepared. 

That’s why Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA and the United World College movement exist. Not to give students all the answers, but to give them the skills and confidence to seek solutions and to be positive change makers, in both Africa and the World. 

We warmly welcome your interest in joining us. 

The Community of Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA


Waterford was founded in 1963 in order to provide nonracial education in opposition to the bigotry and injustice of apartheid. Starting with just 16 boys, the school grew rapidly and attracted the children of some of South Africa’s best-known activists, including Nelson and Winnie Mandela, Walter and Albertina Sisulu, and Leah and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 

In 1981, Waterford became the 4th UWC when we joined the United World College movement, which now comprises 18 Colleges around the globe. As a United World College, we believe strongly in the power of “education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”. We place a high value on deliberate diversity, including economic diversity. Currently, 26% of our students receive financial assistance, and we are committed to raising this number to 40%. 

Waterford Kamhlaba UWCSA has an incredible history, from its beginnings in 1963 during the apartheid era, to the present challenges of this unique decade marked by a global pandemic and the continued quest to transform the world through education and service. 

Waterford Kamhlaba offers both the Cambridge IGCSE qualification and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. More than 95% of our IB diploma graduates go on to tertiary education, with most receiving scholarships to attend universities in Africa, Europe and North America. We have approximately 7,000 alumni. 

Engaging with, serving and learning from our broader community is a critical part of our students' educational development and our staff’s working experience. We believe strongly in holistic education and embrace learning both in and outside the classroom. 

Waterford Kamhlaba’s legacy is firmly rooted in Southern Africa, in this ancient continent, and in the world. Our name reminds us of our place and purpose and the urgency to create the conditions for equity, sustainability, justice and peace to thrive.

“We are all of the earth, which does not see differences of colour, religion or race. We are Kamhlaba — all of one world.” His Majesty King Sobhuza II, Ingwenyama of Eswatini.

Position Description 

Job Title: History Teacher 

Location: Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), with international travel

Reporting to: Head of Department 

Summary: History is an optional subject from IGCSE level but remains popular at Waterford Kamhlaba. The successful candidate will teach History throughout the School, (from Junior Secondary School, IGCSE to IBDP level).


Waterford Kamhlaba UWC is seeking an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate of History to teach History throughout the School, (from Junior Secondary School, IGCSE to IBDP level). The suitable candidate must have a passion for the curriculum, have excellent subject knowledge and be able to inspire and motivate students through exceptional teaching practice. The successful candidate must possess a Degree in History and a professional qualification in Secondary Education such as (PGCE or B.Ed.). A Master’s Degree in History or equivalent will be an added advantage. The position will suit an experienced History teacher, with a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. 

History is an optional subject from IGCSE level but remains popular at Waterford Kamhlaba. We are looking for a History teacher who will be innovative and creative in sharing their passion of the subject inside and outside the classroom. Results in History are outstanding at both IGCSE and IBDP Level. 

Professional development, support and ongoing mentoring will be provided by an outstanding department with a proven track record of inspiring students of all abilities to enjoy History. 

We welcome applications from equally diverse and creative teachers. We offer excellent working conditions in a pleasant environment.



If you would like to know more about these positions, please contact our Head of HR via / +268 24220867/8/9. 

Our procedure 

When applying, send a motivation letter and detailed CV to: 

Please do not attach any academic qualifications at this stage. After shortlisting, we determine the suitability of candidates to work in our school through a thorough recruitment process which includes various interviews (via zoom) and reference checks. 

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements will be considered and contacted. If we do not contact you 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. 

Waterford Kamhlaba is an equal opportunity employer.