African Leadership Academy: World Class Teachers

African Leadership Academy
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Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2012
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African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to catalyse large-scale change in Africa by developing thousands of transformative leaders for the continent over the next few decades. ALA’s model for change involves three steps: (1) we identify the most outstanding young leaders across Africa; (2) we develop these young leaders through an innovative, life-long programmeme that focuses on hands-on practice; and (3) we foster powerful, life-long networks for these leaders that position them to achieve large-scale impact in Africa.

ALA aims to develop the next Nelson Mandela, the next James Mwangi, the next Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and the African Sam Walton, Jonas Salk, and Steve Jobs.

ALA seeks to appoint World Class Teachers, based in Johannesburg.

These teachers are expected to be well-rounded, independent, resilient, adventurous, have a strong team-based approach. Teachers need to be able to adapt well to new situations and place a high priority on the Academy and their teaching assignment.

These positions will give dynamic and passionate individuals the opportunity to shape and grow an institution that seeks to transform the African continent by developing its future leaders.

They will work in a variety of fields and will all report to the Principal.

These are full-time contract positions.


  • Minimum of three years teaching experience before teaching at the Academy;
  • Fully qualified as a teacher, with a degree or post graduate qualification in education. [TESOL or other short course certification is not sufficient]
  • Fluency in English;
  • Eligible for registration or licensing as a teacher in your home country;
  • Passion about Africa and thrilled at the prospect of working with a renowned academic institution that is developing the future leaders of the continent;
  • Excellent relationship-builder, who can relate to people from various backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate exemplary teaching and learning performance;
  • Committed to personal leadership growth;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective teams and develop cooperative working relationships that promote excellence in teaching and learning within the school;
  • Initiate, plan and manage significant change in response to new educational directions;
  • Ability to manage the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum and programmes;
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality;
  • Ability to resolve conflict using collaborative approaches;
  • Ability to approach unexpected challenges with characteristic optimism and an eye for new solutions;
  • Live up to ALA’s values of integrity, humility, compassion, curiosity, diversity, and excellence.

The starting date for some teachers will be 24 August 2012.

Salary: A competitive salary and benefits commensurate with your experience will be offered.

To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter detailing your experience and interest in the position to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.

The submission should include contact information for at least three professional references.

Interviews and background checks will occur upon receipt and screening of application.

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