Academic Director (International School) – Nairobi, Kenya

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Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, an International School based in Nairobi, Kenya is seeking to recruit an Academic Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to the principals to create a shared vision and strategic plan that inspires and motivates academic staff, students, and all stakeholders of the school. The ideal candidate MUST have at least 12 years of experience, 5 of which must be in the management of an educational facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, review, and develop the academic strategy for the schools.
  • Select and implement benchmarking tools for the schools.
  • Lead academic staff in the selection of progressive teaching and learning methodologies and technologies.
  • Design and develop appropriate differentiation and standardization projects that will enable common assessments and benchmarking.
  • Encourage collaborative work to ensure effective and efficient staffing and other resource models for schools aligned with impact assessments.
  • Set academic performance goals against the strategy.
  • Develop and review a framework for the use of ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Develop and implement a quality assurance framework including performance measurement.
  • Oversee authorization and verification visits of newly introduced curricula.
  • Partner with Brand leadership to quality assure differentiation as well as divisional compliance.
  • Training and capacity development.
  • Manage relationships with Heads, Support departments, and teachers.
  • Support the School’s academic team members for high performance aligned with strategy and goals.

Key Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education.
  • Must be TSC Registered.
  • At least 12 years of work experience in the relevant field, 5 of which need to be in management.
  • Knowledge of National curriculums, Ministry of Education, TSC, and KICD.

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Deadline for applications: 10th April, 2024