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Africa Virtual Fair

December 4 - 5, 2021

AFRICA
VIRTUAL

Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden

Search Associates Africa Virtual Job Fair: a bespoke recruiting event exclusively for Africa's international schools

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.
    

Gez Hayden

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates Africa Virtual Fair, December 04 - 05 2021

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 2021.  Click here for the Fair Schedule.

  • 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 04 and Sunday December 05.
  • 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 first year of operating this Fair so we have no precedent - our estimate is that between 60 and 80 per cent of Africa Search member schools will attend.

Gez Hayden (Fair Organiser)

LEARN HERE ABOUT PRECONDITIONS FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS JOB FAIR, AND ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD FIT.

YOUR SEARCH FILE AND FORWARD PLANNING
  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.
ARE YOU A FIT?

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.

EXPERIENCE
  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 04 - 05 2021
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.

JOB FAIR INFORMATION
This regional Fair is exclusively for our member schools in Africa. 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' improved 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)

The organiser of the Africa Virtual Fair is Senior Associate Gez Hayden.

During the course of the event, live support for schools and for candidates will be provided both by the organising team, and by other Search colleagues, in the aim of covering all relevant time zones as fully as possible.

Nearer to the start date of the event, the organising team will provide candidates and schools with full orientation and instructions for the practical implementation of the event. We are of course ready to answer any questions participants may have, prior to and during the event itself. For schools and candidates, a virtual fair requires careful and extensive preparation in order to derive optimum benefit from the experience. The need for managing your time, good communication, keeping on top of scheduled interactions, and making time for research is more accentuated in the context of a virtual fair, than is the case for a traditional physical job fair. Our aim, therefore, is to fully support candidates and schools in achieving those goals through deploying our team of experienced Senior Associates.

Did You Know…?

CEO of Search Associates, Jessica Magagna, was born in Morocco and attended the American Community School in Iran while her father was headmaster.