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Deputy Head Teacher

The position

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi (AKA, Nairobi) is an IB continuum school in Kenya authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum (IB) from Early Years through to Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). With over 1000 students, AKA, Nairobi is a multi-cultural school with a variety of nationalities represented in our student and teaching faculty.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School has an opening for the position of DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER

Role Summary
The Deputy Headteacher will be a cornerstone in advancing the mission of the Academy, supporting the Headteacher in the leadership and effective management of the school, ensuring the seamless delivery of the International Baccalaureate PYP curriculum.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In liaison with the Headteacher, develop curriculum statements and practice consistent with the requirements of the IB PYP and ensure the effective implementation of the IB PYP curriculum
  • Provide mentorship and support to teaching staff, conducting regular observations and feedback sessions
  • Facilitate curriculum development sessions, ensuring alignment with IB standards and practices
  • Support committees of faculty and parents that function to improve the learning and social environment of the school for the students
  • Assisting in annual teacher evaluations/appraisals, assisting in providing guidance to faculty and students, and encouraging a positive climate in the school
  • Arrange for substitution and supervision of classes where a teacher is absent
  • Assisting in the programming of calendar events, new staff orientation, transition schedule and processes
  • Co-ordinate the assessment and reporting methods
  • Draw up the roster for teachers on weekly duty
  • Provide an energetic and active lead in the continuing improvement of standards of teaching and learning
  • Coordinate and monitor the extra activities in the school
  • In conjunction with the Headteacher, organise Parent Teacher Interviews, Student-led conferences and opportunities for parents to visit the school
  • Ensure that staff members are made aware of IB PYP professional development opportunities and liaise with the IBO to coordinate both internal and external professional development activities
  • Make recommendations regarding internal and external training opportunities
  • Assist in induction of new students
  • Develop and manage the PSE programme
  • Facilitate child protection training of new staff and coordination of whole school staff in child protection
  • Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable teaching and learning resources to support the implementation of IB PYP

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Education degree
  • Masters degree would be an added advantage
  • 5 years of experience in a supervisory position in an educational institution (IB preferred)
  • Proven consistency in class work performance
  • Should have knowledge of the IB PYP curriculum

Communications and Marketing Officer

The position

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

AKES, Kenya has an opening for the following position: COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER

Role Summary

The Communications and Marketing Officer plays a pivotal role in planning, executing and overseeing comprehensive marketing activities and internal/external communications for the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Kenya. Working with the CEO and the Aga Khan Schools (AKS) Communications Department, this position is designed to ensure that messaging aligns with AKES and broader AKS and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) guidelines, fostering consistent brand awareness and enhancing engagement with various stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Marketing:

  • Develop and implement an annual marketing plan to elevate brand awareness and increase enrolments.
  • Collaborate closely with schools to execute the annual marketing plan effectively.
  • Plan and manage the marketing and communications budget effectively.
  • Contribute to website articles and features, ensuring timely and professional updates.
  • Regularly update key content on the school website, and AKDN website (when needed), collaborating with staff for captivating visual representation.
  • Contribute to strategic planning for social media to enhance AKES, Kenya’s virtual presence.
  • Respond to and redirect queries from the public received through social media or the website.
  • Professionally manage direct marketing and public relations events.
  • Coordinate external advertising, publicity and the production and dissemination of publications and promotional materials, contributing to campaigns and special events.
  • Collaborate with the AKDN communication team in Kenya to secure media placement and manage messaging.

Internal Communications:

  • Establish an annual internal communications plan to inform and engage all staff.
  • Strategize and oversees the communications budget, including outsourcing material production when necessary.
  • Ensure all materials and branding adhere to AKES and AKDN guidelines.
  • Prepare professional presentations and documents for the CEO, SMT and Leadership Team.
  • Review and proofread communication materials for consistency before publication.
  • Develop digital and print materials, publishing a regular internal newsletter for AKES, Kenya staff.
  • Provide communications coaching to enhance staff communication skills.
  • Supervise professional photo or video shoots, as needed.
  • Photograph, film and edit short videos on events and activities, archiving locally and centrally.
  • Collaborate with students and teachers to develop compelling video content.
  • Provide guidance to AKES, Kenya units in developing and producing marketing and communication materials, following the framework in the guidelines.
  • Liaise with Jamati communications coordinators and AKDN offices in the country, as needed.
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External Communications:

  • Develop an external annual communications plan for diverse stakeholders.
  • Ensure all materials and branding adhere to AKES and AKDN guidelines.
  • Review and proofread communication materials for consistency before publication.
  • Standardise school newsletter design and review/edit before publication, ensuring alignment with AKES vision.
  • Develop and distribute materials conveying company policies or positions on relevant issues.
  • Contribute to crisis communications efforts on a case-by-case basis.
  • Participate in global-level communications coordinated by the AKS Head Office.
  • Manage press releases, interviews and press kits.
  • Manage the creation and publication of the yearbook in coordination with the student yearbook team.

The requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications development.
  • Familiarity with the East African market and social media campaigns.
  • Background in the education sector is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Awareness of digital media and content management systems.

Other skills and personal traits:

  • Attention to detail and ability to work constructively as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive.
  • Professionalism and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality.
  • Cross-cultural agility.

Student Support Coordinator

The position

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

AKES, Kenya has an opening for the position of STUDENT SUPPORT COORDINATOR to be based in Mombasa and will be required to travel to AKES, Kenya school’s country-wide.

Position Summary

The role of the Student Support Coordinator will be to enhance the ability of teachers to deliver high-quality education using responsive pedagogy and inclusive teaching methods, provide learning support leadership across AKES, Kenya, facilitate the development of policy, systems, and support, training for teachers to differentiate learning according to needs and support students who require either short- or long-term assistance with their learning.
It is expected that the Student Support Coordinator will work closely with the AKES, Kenya Head of Academics and school leaders to support the effective implementation of the AKS Student Support Framework. The successful candidate will aim to effectively model, team-teach, provide feedback, and coach to improve pedagogy with a particular focus on students who require learning assistance as well as work directly with students. 

The Student Support Coordinator will lead implementation of this framework for the whole institution and work very closely with the designated lead in other schools in Kenya to oversee and support implementation of this framework.

Key Responsibilities

Design and facilitate/lead the implementation of an AKES, Kenya learning support program, assessment mechanisms, and appropriate pedagogies to include:

  • Identification – A system to identify children who require support and/or with learning needs using the school’s existing data as well as creating new processes as needed
  • Teacher Training – A comprehensive, planned approach to teacher training and support to promote differentiated teaching that supports the range of student abilities. These training modules should be grounded in international best practices and local contextual dynamics and practice
  • Student Support – A focus on individualized and group support to children with learning differences both within and withdrawn from classrooms
  • Target setting and Monitoring – A system for setting targets, monitoring, and tracking learning/progress using individual, class, and school-wide assessment tools including consideration of admissions and promotion policies
  • Individual Education Plans – a system for students with learning needs and high achievers which includes facilitating teacher and parent meetings, management of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and overall student advocacy
  • Intervention – Develop a system to identify and provide specific recommendations and interventions for addressing literacy and mathematics deficits
  • Gifted and Talented – A system to provide consultations and appropriate interventions and support for students identified as gifted and talented
  • Home-school Partnership – To inform, guide, and enable parents to support their child’s development
  • Technology – Keep up to date on developments as well as support implementation of assistive/adaptive technologies
  • Resources – develop a bank of physical and online resources aimed at supporting students, reinforcing and extending learning
  • Professional Development – Keep up to date on curriculum developments and trends in the field of learning disabilities and upskill staff as appropriate

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education / post-graduate degree in Education from an accredited university
  • At least 3 years school teaching experience
  • Experience with developing academic and behavioral support plans for students
  • Ability to engage with multiple stakeholders with good interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of and experience in curriculum management, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Understanding of 21st Century education practices and strategies for raising students’ achievement
  • Experience in the developing world and Africa are highly desirable
  • Candidates currently in Kenya will require TSC registration

Maths Coordinator

The position

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, Kenya) operates 5 schools in various cities in Kenya and provides nursery to senior secondary education in both national and international curricula. It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.

The AKES, Kenya has an opening for the position of MATHS COORDINATOR to be based in Mombasa and will be required to travel to AKES, Kenya Schools countrywide.

Purpose

To work with the AKES, Kenya Head of Academics and the School Senior Leadership Team (Head Teachers, Deputy Heads and Head of Departments) to support Mathematics Departments to develop the quality of teaching and learning; develop and manage resources to achieve excellent outcomes for students.

The role is predominantly classroom based, with 50-75% of the working week working alongside teachers in supporting their teaching.

Key Responsibilities

School Leadership

  • Establish and lead regular Professional Learning Community meetings to enable the sharing of best practice.
  • Work intensely with a small number of focus schools to support outcomes in maths, as directed by school leadership. This is typically in the form of Intensive Programmes (10-week support, PLCs, team meetings and visits). The nature of visits and support might include training, modelling, co-teaching, feedback and coaching.
  • Work with Heads of Maths one-to-one and in smaller groups to develop and act on plans to improve outcomes across all grades.

Teaching and Learning

  • To support the quality of teachers’ planning and delivery of lessons.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning in mathematics and progress towards meeting agreed targets across the school.
  • Develop and deliver in-house maths training programmes based on a needs’ analysis.
  • To assist the Head of Maths to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient and effective use of both physical and IT resources.
  • Support the selection, design and quality assurance of assessments.
  • Support the design and delivery of training to support schools with the recording and use of data.
  • Evaluate the use of digital learning tools and work to support and promote effective use of these tools, particularly for home learning.

Curriculum

  • To ensure that the schools’ curriculum and resourcing needs are met, delivery of the curriculum is ambitious and tailored to the needs of the department.
  • To assist in the process of curriculum development and change to ensure continued relevance to the needs of students, examination bodies and our aims and strategic objectives.
  • To assist the Heads of Maths to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives.
  • To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, curriculum maps, marking policies and teaching strategies in the subject area and faculty.

The requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Education (Mathematics) or an equivalent in the respective field
  • Master’s in Education or an equivalent in the respective field will be desirable
  • TSC Certification
  • At least 5 years school teaching experience
  • Experience leading and teaching Maths across a school
  • Experience of raising attainment of all students
  • Experience of leading change and improvement across a department
  • Substantial knowledge of the Maths curriculum and related pedagogy
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching other staff including delivery of CPD to teachers
  • Ability to plan and deliver effective training and development programmes which meet identified needs of each school
  • Data analysis and using department performance data to inform decision-making
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written language proficiency in English
  • IT proficiency
  • High degree of professionalism, commitment and integrity
  • Cultural awareness, adaptability, understanding and sensitivity
  • Commitment to promote the safety and wellbeing of students, ensuring that the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and procedures are promoted
  • Willingness to travel across the network to visit schools in different regions using public transport whenever practicable, and when necessary, work outside normal working day to achieve deadlines

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