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Principal & Head Of School

Closing: Jul 29, 2024

10 days remaining

Published: Jul 2, 2024 (18 days ago)

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Essential Skills & Requirements

  • 5 years of working experience in operations management, including managing teams and providing financial and operational oversight
  • A deep understanding - and preferably experience - with designing, teaching and implementing the national educational curriculum
  • A demonstrated appreciation for student-centered, global-minded, value-driven approaches to education
  • Proven Experience of working in and across project management cycles
  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement and logistics and supply chain processes
  • Experience in leadership roles, management and coordination of teams, preferably in a school setting
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Experience of working through community participation and/or approaches.
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office and Google Suite
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language (written and oral)
  • Legal right to work as a resident in Nairobi

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the International Baccalaureate system is an advantage
  • Strong diplomacy and leadership skills
  • Versatility and adaptability to a changing environment and be able to handle multiple priorities
  • Self-starter with ability to provide creative solutions
  • Solid negotiation skills
Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV and cover letter by emailing: [email protected] and specifying the subject “Head of School”.


Responsibilities

Essential Skills & Requirements

  • 5 years of working experience in operations management, including managing teams and providing financial and operational oversight
  • A deep understanding - and preferably experience - with designing, teaching and implementing the national educational curriculum
  • A demonstrated appreciation for student-centered, global-minded, value-driven approaches to education
  • Proven Experience of working in and across project management cycles
  • Demonstrated understanding of procurement and logistics and supply chain processes
  • Experience in leadership roles, management and coordination of teams, preferably in a school setting
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Experience of working through community participation and/or approaches.
  • Good IT skills including use of MS Office and Google Suite
  • Fluent knowledge of the English language (written and oral)
  • Legal right to work as a resident in Nairobi

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the International Baccalaureate system is an advantage
  • Strong diplomacy and leadership skills
  • Versatility and adaptability to a changing environment and be able to handle multiple priorities
  • Self-starter with ability to provide creative solutions
  • Solid negotiation skills
Candidates are invited to submit their application including their CV and cover letter by emailing: [email protected] and specifying the subject “Head of School”.


School Management

  • Working closely with the Program department on passing on the Organisation’s vision and mission, within the program, whilst ensuring topmost quality at all times
  • Lead, chair, and coordinate the local management team (admin, HR, logistics, finance, education, safeguarding and security)
  • Effectively represent SIR at different forums/levels. Interact with local stakeholders on behalf of Still I Rise to ensure our program is well received in the hosting community,
  • Prepare weekly progress reports to be shared with the Programs Department, ensure timely submissions of work plans and other deliverables required by donors and/or relevant remote departments
  • Supervise recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff, with the support of the HR department.
  • Ensure robust implementation of HR strategies such as performance management and monitoring systems.
  • Oversee program’s procurement and processes as required based on program implementation’s needs
  • Conduct regular monitoring and reporting on financial management aspects: timely forecasting, preparation and execution of procurement plan, budget vs actual, spending analysis and establish cross linkages with work-plan progress.
  • Provide strategic oversight towards documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging best practices.

Education

  • Supervise the educational development of the program in Mumbai, India.
  • Advising on the Student Selection process, covering community-based efforts and in-school activities
  • Advising and assisting in the formulating and reviewing of school policies
  • Coordinating the timetable so that the requirements of the programme are met
  • Setting the standards of curriculum development to reach the expectations of regional and national governmental bodies as well as Still I Rise and the International Baccalaureate.
  • In coordination with on-site and remote colleagues, overseeing the successful roll-out of the features specific to Still I Rise International Schools.
  • Manage the team to create a student-centered, home-like environment which achieves happy students enjoying academic and extracurricular exploration and success.

Stakeholder Management

  • Liaise as necessary with ministry officials and district education representatives.
  • Acting as a contact point between the IB regional office and Still I Rise International School of Mumbai on all matters regarding the MYP, ensuring that the school meets all IBO regulations, standards and practices in order to achieve Candidacy status followed by Authorised School status.
  • Working with the IB regional office to ensure the school addresses the MYP requirements for authorization (and evaluation when appropriate)
  • Contributing to the promotion the MYP, within and outside the school
  • Ensuring families and caregivers are well informed about IB MYP developments and school activities

Child protection

  • Collaborate closely with the Education department and Child Safeguarding & Protection to address student concerns, implement behavior plans, and streamline with extracurricular psychosocial activities. All relevant information, policy and behavioral support plans should be shared internally and then be constantly implemented by the local education team in accordance with the code of conduct and child protection and safeguarding policy (i.e. respecting the privacy of beneficiaries).


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