Modern History of Kazakhstan Examiner Responsible needed for the International Baccalaureate

28 Sep 2017
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28 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Modern History of Kazakhstan Examiner Responsible needed for the International Baccalaureate® 

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Examiner Responsible for its new Modern History of Kazakhstan course.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering challenging programmes for a worldwide community of schools. It is now represented in over 145 countries and in over 4,600 schools. The IB provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entry qualification, which gives access to higher education on a worldwide basis. You may be interested to visit the public website at for more details.

The IB’s Modern History of Kazakhstan course is for students aged 16-18 and concentrates on the history of Kazakhstan since the beginning of the 20th century. It is focused around key historical concepts such as causation, consequence, continuity, change, significance and perspectives

This course is currently offered as a school-based syllabus. Further information about this type of course is available at:

The Examiner Responsible (ER) will serve as the external advisor for the course. This involves reviewing the yearly content of proposed IB assessments, ensuring sufficient curriculum coverage, appropriate level of difficulty and adequate discerning factors. The ER will also be expected to mark candidate work and in give advice on curriculum and assessment issues as required.

Occasional (paid) travel to the IB Global Centre, Cardiff, UK may be required.

Outline information about this role, as well as the application form and recruitment policy can be found at:
Please note that this position is part-time, involves no relocation, and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. Examiners will be given clear instructions and be well supported throughout the process.

We are seeking an experienced individual with the following background:

  • Native / fluent speaker of Kazakh
  • Qualified to at least degree level in Modern History of Kazakhstan or a related subject
  • Teaching experience in Modern History of Kazakhstan or a related area
  • Interest in working with a developing course
  • Examining experience (desirable but not essential).

The IB is committed to developing international mindedness and an awareness of multiple perspectives. These are goals at the heart of this course as it is a course designed to balance the national requirements for the teaching of Kazakh history with the international dimension and criteria of an IB course. Thus, students will receive both an international perspective as well as a deeper understanding of their own roots

We would be very keen to hear from all individuals with the above experience.

If you wish to apply, or would like further information, please contact the Examiner Training and Recruitment Department by e-mail (