|Institution||Higher Institute of English,|
|Job Type||Full time|
The Higher Institute of English is a degree awarding, Mauritanian higher education institute which opened in October 2016. In its first year, the Institute successfully delivered both a degree programme and part-time courses for employees of State organisations and private companies. The Institute is now expanding its provision for its second year of operation. The Institute would like to recruit an experienced academic manager to take responsibility for managing all educational aspects of the Institute.
The Institute is currently building up to a team of 15 British teachers and 6 Mauritanian teachers. This will increase further for the third year. Building work has already started on a substantial expansion due to both demand for places and the success of the Institute’s first year. This expansion represents a three-fold expansion in accommodation.
Applicants must be native English speakers with a higher degree and teaching qualification.
Excellent remuneration package with well-developed, in-country support.
Applicants should email a CV and covering letter to Alligan.
Visit the Higher Institute’s website at www.hie.mr and on Facebook
The net monthly starting salary, after Mauritanian tax, is £4,583.
There is a 5% annual loyalty bonus, plus 2 years of increments.
Equivalent of 2 return UK flights per year
9 weeks annual leave plus local national and religious holidays.
Monthly salary payment is in GB pounds sterling into UK account on 25th of month.
Details of Position
The Higher Institute of English is a degree awarding, higher education institute which opened in October 2016. It is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Higher Education. The Institute is a key part of Mauritania’s strategic aim to boost its international trade and relationships. The degree programme in International Communications is being developed to support that strategy. The Institute is expanding its provision and is increasing the number of teachers for both its degree programme and to meet an expanding demand for part-time courses for employees of State organisations and private companies.
The Institute would like to recruit an experienced academic manager to take responsibility for managing all educational aspects of the Institute. The Director of Studies is the most senior academic post at the Institute. This post provides the opportunity to play a key role in this national initiative in a developing country.
The Institute is on a three-year programme of expansion. Student numbers are increasing substantially each year. In the short period from opening last October, the Institute has already gained an excellent reputation and so demand for places is high. In addition to the new purpose-built building in which the Institute opened, a building programme has been started to increase the capacity substantially and provide a range of additional facilities for students.
A key part of this expansion is the growth in numbers of the team of British teachers. For this second year of operation, the team will include at least 15 British teachers and is set to grow further in the following year. The Mauritanian authorities are keen to ensure that the British teachers feel at home and so provide support in welcoming new teachers and helping them to settle in. This extends to assisting staff who wish to experience the diversity of culture in the country.
CELTA or equivalent
British native English speaker (mother tongue)