The Aga Khan Academy is hiring a Teacher of Farsi and Iranian Student Support Coordinator.
The Aga Khan Academies are a planned network of residential schools being established to educate students of exceptional intellectual talent and potential across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The first Academy opened in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2003; the second Academy opened in Hyderabad, India, in 2011; the third opened in Maputo, Mozambique, in 2013; the fourth opened in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2022.
Each Academy has an International Talent Identification (ITID) Programme, which brings students from the community, from specific countries, who demonstrate great academic and leadership potential to attend an Academy, supported by financial aid. Each year, a small number of Iranian students are selected to attend the Academy in Maputo as part of this programme. The first students arrived in August 2021.
Fifteen Iranian students will be studying at the Academy by August 2023. Thereafter, the number should grow, until four Iranian students are studying in each grade, from Grade 6-12.
The Academy in Maputo is looking to recruit a teacher of Farsi who will also be a cultural link and pastoral support to the Iranian students, to join in August 2023. S/he must be fluent in written and spoken English and must be knowledgeable about Iranian culture, history, and traditions.
The ideal candidate will have the following profile: