M-PESA Foundation Academy – Extended Essay Coordinator (Thika).

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Department: Faculty

Reports to: IB Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  To ensure the complete and effective organisation and administration of the Extended Essay in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Specific Responsibilities:

1.Introduce students to the Extended Essa process.

2.Enable students to consult the appropriate subject guides to check that their area of research complies with the general requirements of the subject.

3.Ensure that students are aware of and understand the concept of academic honesty in the context of the EE process.

4.Collaborate with the Librarian to ensure that the IBDP students have been trained in study and referencing skills— and if need be run sessions in researching and study skills with the library.

5.Work with EE supervisors to ensure they have a shared understanding of the responsibilities of a supervisor.

6.Plan schedules for the three mandatory reflection sessions, followed by students completing the required section of the RPPF.

7.Ensure that there is a timeline with clear internal deadlines and agreed processes for referral and support if needed.

8.Ensure that the librarian is fully included in the process, to support students as and when required.

9.Ensure that there is a Shared understanding between supervisors and students.

10.Ensure that the DP students are furnished with the latest EE guide and Assessment Criteria.

11.Provide organizational structures that allow for three mandatory supervision (reflection) sessions.

12.Introduce, explain and support the reflection process and provide supervisors and students with the general and subject-specific information and guidelines for the EE.

13.Ensure that the RPPF is completed and signed by the student and supervisor and submitted to the IB with the essay for assessment under criterion E.

14.Ensure that legal guardians and candidates understand the Extended Essay and assessment requirements of the DP.

15.Liaise with the DPC in the administration, procedures and the requirements in conduct of the EE among staff and students as stipulated in the recent EE Guide.

16.Supervises Diploma Program Extended Essay supervisors.

17.Demonstrates the ability to effectively use technology as a tool for planning and implementing instructional strategies.

18.Be detailed-oriented and self-motivated.

19.Must have excellent memory and ability to function well under stress.


Application Procedure

Please send your applications to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke not later than 7th October, 2020 stating clearly on the email subject line and on your application letter reference line, which role you are applying for. Please note, only soft copy/ email applications to the address provided will be accepted. No hard copy applications will be accepted or received. Kindly include in your application copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials, certificate of good conduct, and detailed CV, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) professional referees.





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