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Africa (Virtual)

December 3 - 4, 2022


Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden


Search Associates Africa Virtual Fair is a bespoke regional job fair at which international schools in Africa will meet candidates from anywhere in the world, who are strongly inclined to live and work on this exciting and varied continent. African international schools offering any curriculum, and candidates in all countries worldwide, with experience of any curriculum, are welcome to attend.

Candidate invitations for this job fair are now paused, until further notice. Candidates who have not yet accepted their invitations may still register to attend, until November 10.

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates Africa Virtual Fair, December 03 - 04 2022

On this page, candidates registered or interested to attend can obtain information and updates on the Search Associates Africa Virtual Job Fair. Please note the bullets below. Candidates can request an invitation from their dashboard from September 01 2022. 
Click here for the Fair Schedule
Click here for the Candidate Update (Nov 2, 2022)

  • This Virtual Job Fair is suitable for candidates who have a strong interest in living and working in Africa. Africa offers a very wide variety of locations, and of types of school.
  • The Fair's Time Zone is Central Africa Time (UTC+2:00).
  • Candidates must be prepared to be fully available for interview during Saturday December 03 and Sunday December 04.
  • Interview times will be by mutual agreement between schools and candidates, taking into account each other's time zones.
  • The Search Associates Virtual Fair Portal underpins this fair. Functions include requesting interviews, responding to interview invitations, responding to school-initiated instant chats, scheduling appointments and participation.
  • We strongly recommend candidates make a (strictly) one-minute video to present themselves. Recruiters will be able to access this using the link which accompanies your details in the Fair Portal.
  • Your full Search account, including all contents, confidential references, résumé/CV, documents and background checks, is available to all recruiters through the Fair Portal.
  • Face to face live opportunities, in addition to interviews, are provided by attending live school Q&A sessions, where you can hear recruiters talk about their school, and ask them questions. Additionally, you may be invited to a short (5-minute) meet-and-greet session with a school considering your application.
  • Live features of the event, such as orientation and school Q&A sessions, will be recorded, so that they are available to candidates who missed them due to time zone difference.
  • The list of attending schools will be published once schools have been able to respond to their invitations. Search Associates has 46 member schools in Africa. This is the second year of operating this Fair  - our estimate is that between 60 and 80 per cent of Africa Search member schools will attend.

Gez Hayden (Fair Organiser)


  1. You must be a fully activated Search candidate, invited to register for this job fair by your Senior Associate. (If unsure of your invitation status, contact your Senior Associate or Gez Hayden).
  2. You must have at least 4 references on your file, of which minimum 3 must be Teaching, Counselor/Librarian, or Leadership references.
  3. All reference and contact information on the application must be complete.
  4. The Bio Notes section of your file must be complete.

This fair attracts international schools from Africa exclusively.  Chances of success at this Fair are the same as at other Search Associates virtual job fairs. Recruiters are seeking excellent teachers, whatever their background. The Fair represents a great opportunity for experienced international teachers, and a good first step onto the international school circuit for those candidates leaving their domestic systems for the first time.

  1. Candidates with proven success in domestic schools within the public or private sectors, motivated to work in Africa, are very welcome to attend. This is a very good fair in which to secure your first international post.
  2. Candidates with experience in international schools, seeking a position in an international school in Africa.
  3. Teachers of shortage subjects/areas (Chemistry, Physics, Early Childhood and KG, Music, Elementary PE, Counselors, Librarians) are typically in high demand.

Gez Hayden (Fair Organiser)


Welcome to the Schools Information Page for the Search Associates Africa Virtual Job Fair December 03 - 04 2022
On this page, schools registered to attend, and those interested to attend, can obtain information and updates on the Search Associates Africa Virtual Job Fair.  Click here for the Fair Schedule.

This regional Fair is exclusively for our member schools in Africa. As this is a new fair, we are again this year making school particpation free of charge. Attending candidates are a mixture of internationally experienced and domestically experienced educators. The common denominator is that candidates have a strong inclination to live and work in Africa. If you would like to recruit at this job fair, and have not received an invitation by September 01, please email me on ghayden@searchassociates.com requesting an invitation. Please note the bullets below....

  • The Fair's Time Zone is Central Africa Time (UTC+2:00).
  • Search Associates' Virtual Fair Portal underpins the operation of this Fair. Communication with candidates should be through the Virtual Fair Portal. This will open from your school's dashboard one week prior to the start of the fair, to enable you to research attending candidates before the 2-day fair begins.
  • Schools can screen candidates prior to inviting them to interview using the Virtual Fair Portal's instant chat function, and may also invite candidates to a 5-minute video conversation (using their own video platform), at any point during the Fair, for candidates you are considering for interview, but are not yet certain about.
  • We very strongly encourage attending schools to make a School Presentation video. These will be accessible to candidates through the Virtual Fair Portal. Schools choosing a live presentation slot during the scheduled Q&A periods can assume the candidate audience has already viewed your video, and has questions to ask you. This face-to-face opportunity is highly valued by candidates and recruiters alike. Your Q&A session will be recorded, so it can be available to candidates whose time zone makes it difficult to attend your live session.
  • All information on attending candidates is provided to you securely through the Virtual Fair Portal. Candidates have further been advised to make a one-minute self-presentation video, which schools can access through a link contained in the candidate's Search Associates account.
  Please email any questions to me on ghayden@searchassociates.com


Gez Hayden(Fair Organiser)

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Robert Barlas is the author of the Teaching Overseas Handbook.