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Teacher of Sciences - Bio/Chem/ESS (January 2022)

19 March 2021

Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa

Position Announcement - Teacher of Sciences - Bio/Chem/ESS (January 2022)

Who We Are

Waterford was founded in 1963 in order to provide multiracial 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 and sustainability.

Position Description

Job Title: Teacher of Sciences - (Bio/Chem/ESS)
Location: Mbabane, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), with international travel
Reporting to: Head of Department -Science

The Department

  • Engaging with, serving and learning from our broader community is a critical part of our students' educational development. We believe strongly in holistic education and embrace learning both in and outside the classroom.
  • Within the department we offer Biology, Chemistry and Physics at IGCSE and IBDP level. Additionally we offer Environmental Systems & Societies (ESS) at IBDP level.
  • It is a diverse 11 person department which is currently undergoing a period of renovation to bring it up to date with the demands of modern teaching and learning.


  • Teaching Junior Science, IGCSE and IBDP as required.
  • Planning and delivery of the curriculum according to mandated IB pedagogy - enquiry based, concept-based, internationally minded
  • Creation of the Classroom as an interactive, safe, productive learning environment
  • Management of all aspects of your classes, including modern forms of assessment, reporting and parent/guardian communication.
  • Acting in a pastoral and safeguarding role as appropriate
  • Active mentorship of students
  • Support of student-led initiatives
  • Engagement in the broader life of the College - community service, sport, cocurricular activities.
  • Contribution to wider school/UWC activities
  • Contribution to experiential learning
  • Integration of Theory of Knowledge into subject content and delivery

The Ideal Candidate

The right person for this role will be someone with current understanding of pedagogy; with Middle Years being a distinct advantage (age 10-15). The candidate would be an eager and engaging communicator with a desire to move out of the classroom and work in an experiential manner. They will be a passionate and enthusiastic Science teacher who embraces inquiry- based and student-centred pedagogy and who is able to infuse a sense of excitement about learning. You should be able to integrate technology into
teaching and learning and preferably have experience with online teaching and learning and knowledge of Google Workspace.
There will be mentorship from your Department Head, but you should be good at self-management and excited to take initiative. This role could be an opportunity for a seasoned educator or someone recently out of international training/education.



If you would like to know more about this position, please contact our Head of HR via /

+268 24220867/8/9, or check our website. Please note that the school offices are closed for 1st term

holidays between 23 April and 26 May 2021.

Our procedure

Waterford Kamhlaba anticipates on receiving a number of internal applications for this position, yet

also encourages qualified external candidates to apply. After shortlisting, we determine the suitability

of candidates to work in our school via reference checks and interviews at our school or via ZOOM.

Your application

You can express your interest by applying via our website.

The deadline for application is Wednesday 30 April 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants who meet the above-mentioned requirements will be considered and contacted.

Waterford Kamhlaba is an equal opportunity employer.