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College Principal - Cytonn College of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, CIE

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Teaching, training
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.

Reporting to the Business Manager, the College Principal will formulate, implement, supervise and evaluate policy guidelines on planning and management of all activities, academic and otherwise, in all our college campuses and effectively oversee the operations of all CIE’s campuses, so as to ensure achievement of academic quality in line with the expectations of all the stakeholders.


  1. Be responsible for the implementation of educational policies, professional practices and maintenance of the teaching standards at the institutional level;
  2. Ensure the review and development of training curricula and oversee the effective management of all academic and training programs;
  3. Lead the College to achieve its mission, goals and values, by sharing an ambitious vision which inspires learners, staff and others;
  4. Ensure that appropriate College policies and procedures are in place, applied and monitored, including those related to financial and staff management, health and safety, safeguarding, and equality and diversity;
  5. Develop strong, effective and harmonious working relationships with the Board, ensuring that members are updated on progress against the strategic plan and on significant issues and developments which are likely to impact on the College’s strategies and performance;
  6. Consult widely and communicate effectively with staff, students and stakeholders to ensure that the College follows best practice in all matters relating to education;
  7. Lead the strategic planning process in partnership with the Board of Directors and staff members, and develop and implement a plan of action that sustains and builds on the College’s success;
  8. Be conversant with relevant provisions in the constitution and other laws and regulations that relate to education and teacher Professionalism;
  9. Ensure the College fulfills its legal, statutory and regulatory requirements from government, regulatory bodies and funding partners;
  10. Develop annual college work plans, budgets and timely reports on financial management of the college’s funds;
  11. Implement proper and clear marketing strategies to ensure continued recruitment of new students within the set targets;
  12. Lead the teaching staff, managing their performance against key targets and taking follow up action as necessary;
  13. Ensure maintenance of high standards of discipline by both staff and students;
  14. Facilitate the integration of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in all the courses that are offered by the college;
  15. Inform, engage and inspire students on entrepreneurship and innovation and ensure they have an appreciation and solid understanding of how to apply these skills to their careers and/or business ventures;
  16. Participate and collaborate with other training institutions and stakeholders in establishing mentoring and internship opportunities for the students;
  17. To represent the College, both externally and internally as appropriate;
  18. Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Teaching, training
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Marketing; Budgeting, financial planning; Business strategy; Educational quality control and assurance; Teacher supervision; School management; Developing curriculum and teaching guidelines; Educational policy
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Real estate

Cytonn Investments is an investments and real estate company, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and DC Metro area - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. Our alternative investments solutions are based on four main products: real estate, structured solutions, private equity and advisory. Most of the investment opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa are not in the listed markets, hence our focus on alternative investments to find uncommon value and returns for our clients.

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