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Mzuzu International Academy

Co-educational, Multinational Day and Boarding School

The school is the sole provider of top quality British education in first class facilities in north Malawi. The school with purpose-built facilities provides an English based education.

 

The Academy is looking to fill a vacancy for :

Reception teacher

 

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to take a lead role in the opening of our new Reception Class in September 2017. This role will not only involve running the class but also working closely with locally hired teachers in developing their pedagogical skills.

Basic Terms and Conditions.

Two Year Contract.

Flights to and from Malawi at start and end of contract.

Tax paid salary paid in $.

Rent free accommodation with basic furnishings.

Transport to and from school.

Paid medical cover.

All visa costs etc covered by academy.

Small classes Primary School 20 Senior School 25.

Situated in the north of Malawi about four hours drive from Lilongwe, our nearest functioning airport, Mzuzu is fast growing city with limited facilities. It has a good, mostly well stocked, supermarket- Shoprite from South Africa; a number of lodges and hotels; adequate medical facilities- anything drastic and our insurance covers evacuation to South Africa ; 4 or 5 restaurants of varying cuisine and quality and a very dilapidated golf course which we are told is due a revamp but not when. Internet and satellite TV (DSTV from South Africa ) is available but expatriates here need to be self-reliant.

There are issues here in Malawi with electricity supplies etc but you get used to it and develop alternative strategies to deal with the situation. Fortunately in Mzuzu most power cuts occur on a regular basis, often a Sunday, and are relatively short in length.

The lake is 45 minutes to an hour drive away and on its shores can be found hotels, lodges and campsites to suit all budgets. Our nearest game reserve is just over an hour north of Mzuzu and boasts hippo, buffalo, elephant and a wide array of bird life. Again the standard of accommodation varies with price.

Working at the academy has been described as a project rather than a job. This is a developing school with limited resources but fantastic students who really want to learn.

If you have a passion for education; a desire to make a real difference in the lives of students, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and a spirit of adventure this could be the place to come. We will not pretend and say that life in Mzuzu is always easy it's not, but expatriates do tend to stay once they get here. And the rewards of living in the ' warm heart of Africa' with very warm hearted people are immense.

Please have a look at our website and particular the online prospectus www.mzuzuacademy.org . If you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me directly. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To put things in context my wife and I have been here two years and will be returning for a second contract in September 2017.