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Kampala, Uganda



May 19, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Rainbow International School is an international school for infant, junior and secondary education in the Kampala district of Uganda. The Rainbow International School was established in September 1991 as a primary school with 29 children

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Job Title

University and Careers Guidance Advisor job at Rainbow International School

Job Description

Rainbow International School is a coeducational 2 – 18 years day and boarding school in Kampala, Uganda. As the most established, reputable and largest International school in the country, we deliver the EYFS and IPC curricula in the Primary section, English National curriculum at Key Stage 3 and Cambridge IGCSE and Advanced Level in Key Stages 4 and 5. We also offer BTEC Level 3 courses as an alternative pathway to University.

The Post:
We are looking for an experienced University and Career Guidance Advisor to guide and support students and parents on the university application process and process applications. We require someone who is familiar with the admissions systems of the UK, US and Canada, but experience with other countries is desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities

University Admissions Guidance:

  • Assist students in researching and selecting suitable universities or colleges based on their academic interests, career goals, and personal preferences.

  • Provide information about admission requirements, application procedures, deadlines, and standardized tests (such as SAT, ACT, or TOEFL).

  • Offer guidance on writing personal statements, essays, and resumes, and provide feedback on application materials to help students present themselves effectively to admissions committees.

Career Counseling:

  • Help students explore their interests, skills, strengths, and values to identify potential career paths and academic majors.

  • Conduct career assessments or inventories to help students gain self-awareness and clarify their career goals.

  • Provide information about various career options, job market trends, and industry-specific requirements.

  • Offer guidance on job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills, and networking techniques to help students prepare for internships, part-time jobs, or full-time employment.

Educational Planning:

  • Assist students in developing academic plans that align with their career aspirations, academic strengths, and graduation requirements.

  • Provide course selection guidance, including recommendations for advanced coursework, electives, or extracurricular activities that support students' academic and career goals.

  • Monitor students' academic progress and performance, and offer support or intervention as needed to help them stay on track towards their educational objectives.

  • Organize and facilitate workshops, seminars, and information sessions on topics related to university admissions, career exploration, and professional development.

  • Coordinate college fairs, career expos, and employer panels to expose students to a wide range of educational and career opportunities.

  • Invite guest speakers, alumni, or industry professionals to share insights and advice with students about their educational and career journeys.

Individual Counseling and Advising:

  • Provide one-on-one counseling and advising sessions to address students' specific concerns, questions, or challenges related to university admissions, academic planning, or career decision-making.

  • Offer personalized guidance and support to help students overcome obstacles, make informed decisions, and achieve their academic and career goals.

Resource Development and Referral:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive library of resources, including books, websites, and online tools, to support students in their university and career exploration process.

  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources, support services, or external organizations for additional assistance, such as tutoring, counseling, or financial aid.

Data Collection and Evaluation:

  • Collect and analyze data on students' post-secondary plans, college acceptances, and career outcomes to assess the effectiveness of guidance programs and services.

  • Use assessment data to identify areas for improvement and inform strategic planning initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality and impact of university and career guidance efforts.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Be passionate and committed be an experienced University and Career guidance advisor holding a relevant educational degree and professional qualification or certification

  • Have experience in advising students on the admissions process across Europe, USA, Canada and UK

  • A working knowledge of Google Apps and the confidence to work with IT.

  • Ability to teach Secondary Art, History or English is preferred, but not essential

We require teachers who are:

  • In possession of a minimum of three years teaching experience in the UK or overseas in a British curriculum school

  • Dedicated practitioners who strive to provide the very best learning opportunities they can for their students

  • Professional both in their conduct and appearance and fully committed to the life of the school (including being fully involved in enrichment/extra-curricular activities)

  • Open minded and flexible, willing to contribute ideas and fully support the strategic vision of the school

  • Hardworking, with the desire to make a difference and go the extra mile


  • B.Ed. / PGCE / QTS in the relevant subject area or Educated to degree level together with a Postgraduate degree or PGDE/PGCE (essential), with the ability to teach either Art, History or English

  • Qualifications related to supporting students with career advice and guidance

The package:

  • Happy and motivated students in a welcoming and friendly environment

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical insurance

  • Two-year initial contract – renewable by mutual consent

  • Free furnished accommodation

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