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Aga Khan Development Network   |   Mombasa, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Dean of Studies

  • Post-graduate education
  • Teaching, training
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

This is a leadership role with whole school responsibility for the development of Academy’s teaching and learning quality. Pedagogical development and staff skill development are important features of this role.


  1. Provide direction for and monitor the review and development of the K-12 curriculum plan, its coordination and its application.
  2. Provide leadership in the development of academic policies and practices (including curriculum assessment, structuring academic program, scheduling and reporting) that are consistent with the Academy’s goals and values and the use of data generated to inform the institutional development of the Academy.
  3. Provide support to the Academy’s curriculum teams to ensure the application of programme principles and integration of the AK strands.
  4. Advise on the production of academic policy, programme and course information details for all levels of the Academy. Negotiate the formulation of a professional development plan for the Academy and direct its implementation in line with the Academy’s network professional development goals and the specific needs of the Academy staff.
  5. Advise on programmes that integrate student’s experiences outside the classroom with the Academy’s educational mission.
  6. Strong commitment to residential education and to embracing the Academy’s mission and priorities; appreciation of and support for the Academy’s culture of intellectual engagement and ability to help students manage its pressures, working effectively with members of the teaching staff to enable each student to succeed.
  7. Provide support in the recruitment of faculty.
  8. Provide support to admissions in student assessments.
  9. Collaborate with other academies within the network and with A.U for Pedagogical development.
  10. Oversee the supervision and appraisal for growth (AfG) of all Senior School staff.
  11. Plan professional development of all Senior School staff in collaboration with the Senior School Principal.
  12. In collaboration with other members of the SLT, provide leadership in the development of academic policies and practices (curriculum, language assessment, special educational needs, academic honesty) that are consistent with both the Academy’s goals and values and the requirements of the IB.
  13. A passion for education and strong empathy for teachers as learners.
As a “Lead Teacher”:
  1. Lead the elaboration and delivery of a coherent and solid curriculum in area(s) of specialization, including the identification of teaching and other resources and the preparation of a teacher training/induction programme.
  2. Contribute to the Academy’s Professional Development Centre’s (PDC) outreach programme.
  3. Model best practice in education by teaching in either the MYP and/or DP.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Mombasa
Area of work: Teaching, training
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: People management; Pedagogy; Developing curriculum and teaching guidelines; Educational policy; Educational quality control and assurance; Mentoring and coaching
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Aga Khan Development Network

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. They work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. Its programmes are designed to bring a critical mass of economic, social and cultural activities to bear on a given area. Its projects encompass many of the determinants of the quality of life, including the natural and built environments in both urban and rural areas, food security, health, education, access to financial services and economic opportunity, as well as the cultural areas of traditional music, architecture and art. Some programmes, such as specific research, education and cultural programmes, span both the developed and developing worlds.

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