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Aga Khan Education Services (AKES, K) – Special Advisor.

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The position

Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKES, K) is seeking to recruit a Special Advisor who will be responsible for evaluating current and past five-year performance, designing detailed action plans for schools’ improvement addressing areas identified from the performance evaluation, and support the Board and the CEO in implementing the action plan to improve overall institutional performance for the AKES, K schools.

Key deliverables include:

Performance analysis and strengthening of operations and operating models

  • Carry out a detailed analysis of current and past five-year performance
  • Prepare and propose a detailed action plan to address areas of improvement and areas of enhancements
  • Support the Board and the CEO in implementing operational and system-level improvements & enhancements to strengthen the AKES, K operations in all functions
  • Provide any other support requested by the Board of Directors

​​​​​​​Strengthening of the International Curriculum schools  

  • Work with school leadership and the CEO in aligning academic systems and processes at the school to ensure smooth transition from Nursery to Senior School
  • Review student achievement levels and teaching & learning practice at the school
  • Recommend and implement measures to enhance execution of the International Baccalaureate curriculum at the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi
  • Support the development and implementation of strategies to enhance school performance to international benchmarks

Implementation of a sound operating model for National Curriculum schools

  • Evaluate performance of the Aga Khan national curriculum schools, educational results, teaching & learning systems and processes, including school administration
  • Assess leadership and staff capacity and formulate a development strategy for them
  • Support school leadership and the CEO in leading change at the school level
  • Guide the development and implementation of whole school improvement plans with specific strategies to enhance teachers’ accountability and capacity to deliver a strengthened execution of the curriculum to achieve higher student outcomes
  • Assess the status of implementation of the CBC requirements at the AKES, K national curriculum schools

The requirements

  • A Master in Education, Business or Non-profit Administration
  • Significant experience in leading and guiding a network of schools, with proven track record of improving teaching & learning and achieving high student results
  • Relevant experience in managing international and national curricula
  • Demonstrable experience of cultural awareness, understanding and sensitivity
  • Demonstrable experience in leading people to deliver results
  • Demonstrable experience in developing leadership to realize their full potential
  • Change management agent

In addition, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about delivering high quality services to children
  • Advocate for diversity, pluralism and the unique place and contribution every individual makes to the community
  • Be an individual who demonstrates a real sense of professionalism, commitment and integrity
  • Have high level networking and negotiating skills
  • Develop relationships, build trust and command respect
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be enthusiastic and reliable with personal impact and presence
  • Exhibit creativity, problem solving and decision making skills based on sound judgment

Sector: Social Development

About the Agency

The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, non-denominational educational networks in the developing world. AKES currently operates over 200 pre-primary, primary, secondary, and higher-secondary schools and programmes in diverse geographic locations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates. Schools offer their respective country’s national curricula; some schools in East Africa and Bangladesh also offer international curricula (IB and British). AKES employs over 3,500 teachers and educates over 89,500 students. More information…

Region:Eastern Africa

Location: Kenya

Salary: Salary and package to attract the best candidate

Job Expires: 25-Jul-2022

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