Recruitment Policy

Dar es Salaam International Academy Recruitment Policy 2017/18

At DIA we are continuously looking for new academic teaching staff to join our team. We look for candidates that are professional, innovative and passionate about education. 

DIA usually undergoes the majority of its recruiting between November - March of every academic year, all vacant posts will be published on the website. Please specially refer to the post you are interested in if applying. 

Teachers who would like to apply to DIA must follow the below steps and have the minimum qualifications listed below. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Education - or anything equivalent to a teaching degree
  • 2 years experience 

DIA aims to complete a recruitment cycle from Step 1 to 5 within two working weeks. 

Step 1: 

Applicant to email CV (which includes contact details for at least 2 references) and cover letter of maximum one A4 page including the following (but not limited to): 

  1. Motivation for applying for the position at DIA
  2. Outlining main achievements as a teacher
  3. Outlining skills and strengths as a teacher
  4. Outlining any experience or knowledge about the IB programs
  5. Outlining what they can offer the school outside the classroom (extra-curricular, professional development etc.)
  6. Reasons for moving to Tanzania if abroad and outlining any experience living in a developing country
  7. How long they intend to live and work in Tanzania and whether they have a spouse, significant other or dependents that they would be moving with
  8. Subject/Grade they are applying for 

CV and cover letter should be emailed to:

Tini Bennett - Head of School -

Cc: Shaista Juma - Executive Director - 

Step 2: 

CV and cover letter to be reviewed by Head of School as well as the respective Coordinator of the department applicant is interested in. 

Successful Review 

  • If it is felt the applicant is a viable candidate for the position, they will receive the following information:
  • Thank you email from Head of School
  • Salary Scale Overview and letter outlining where they fit into the scale
  • A request to contact their references to complete the DIA reference sheet
  • A request to submit one unit planner/lesson plan
  • Invitation to continue with the interview process either by organizing a Skype interview with the Coordinator if not in Tanzania, or a face-to-face interview with the Coordinator 

If the applicant fails to respond within 3 - 5 working days it is assumed they are not interested in the position. 

Unsuccessful Review 

If it is felt the applicant does not fit into the role being advertised, they will receive the following information:

  • Thank you email from Head of School 

Step 3: 

Applicant will undergo an interview with the Coordinator of the Department. 

Successful Interview 

If the Coordinator felt the interview went successfully and the reference sheet’s reflect the CV and interview s/he will inform the Head of School who will setup a second interview with the applicant to review: 

  • Administrative Matters
  • Contracts
  • Work Permit Details
  • Background of DIA - Overview of Dar es Salaam
  • Any other questions the applicant may have

Unsuccessful Interview 

If the Coordinator felt the interview did not go successfully s/he will inform the Head of School, who in turn will email the applicant that DIA will not be continuing the interview process. 

Step 4: 

If the interview with the Head of School goes successfully, the applicant will receive an offer letter as well as a request to submit a police clearance letter from the current country of employment. 

Step 5: 

Upon accepting the position at DIA, the applicant will receive: 

  • Contract
  • Welcome Pack
  • Faculty Handbook
  • Permit Documentation
  • Curriculum Documentation