AKESK Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form Portal

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Last Updated on May 24, 2023

The Aga Khan Academy Nairobi is operated by Aga Khan Education Service Kenya (AKESK), a non-profit organization, with close to a hundred years’ experience operating schools in Kenya. Our first formal schools were opened in 1918, and AKESK currently operates 11 schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret, serving close to 5,000 students with a quality, affordable education.

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AKESK Recruitment 2023

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

  1. Homeroom Teacher
  2. Head of Facility and Health Care Technology Management
  3. Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  4. Visual Arts Teacher
  5. Teaching Assistant
  6. Digital Design Teacher

Homeroom Teacher

The position

  • The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is the first of a network of 18-planned academies to be established across Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The Academies provide a world-class education to exceptional students who possess strong leadership potential, on a merit basis. Pluralism is a core value of the educational programme; the student body reflects marked diversity, and includes both national and international students from all socio-economic backgrounds. AKA Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering an IB curriculum that is locally rooted and globally relevant. Academy graduates consistently earn places and scholarships at the world’s top universities. 
  • AKA are currently recruiting a Homeroom Teacher, who will play a central role in raising the standards of student attainment and achievement in the specific subject area, monitor, and support student progress to aid in realizing the vision and mission of the network of Academies as articulated by His Highness the Aga Khan.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY:

  • To plan curriculum documents in a collaborative manner to reflect the standards and practices of the Academy and the PYP.
  • To engage in effective teaching practice that embraces inquiry teaching and learning methods and differentiate activities to meet the needs of all students.
  • To authentically assess, record and track the progress of all students. Such information is to be communicated sensitively, effectively, and honestly with parents and guardians and be used to inform teaching practice.
  • To communicate necessary programme information to all stakeholders.
  • To resource programme needs effectively and ensure careful maintenance of existing inventory.
  • To actively participate in the life of the Junior School and the Academy as a whole, in and out of normal school hours.
  • To monitor all students’ behavior at all times to ensure the core values, as expressed in the student handbook and discipline policy, are adhered to throughout the school.
  • Actively participate in the Appraisal for Growth process as a member of the AKA, M professional learning community.

The requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with teaching qualification.
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching PYP Level
  • Registered with Kenya Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of high expectations for teachers and students.
  • Early Years/Primary) experience/training

Job Expires

  • 05-Jun-2023

Head of Facility and Health Care Technology Management

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective implementation of the strategic objectives of the hospital, through short- and long-range planning for the entire facility, equipment, processes and other resources needed to support new hospital programs and initiatives as envisaged in the strategic plan 2023 – 2027.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure optimal functioning of building systems including mechanical, fire/life safety and environmental by maintaining existing property, facilities, equipment, roadways, ground, power plants, and other physical resources used by the hospital staff, visitors and patients.
  • Formulate and arrange plans to update facilities systems and reducing operating costs.
  • Direct effective management of human resources in facilities management and healthcare technology management.
  • Maintain effective leadership team and inter-departmental relations.
  • Contribute to the formulation of the budget, monitor financial performance, identify and implement strategies to control costs and meet established productivity and quality standards.
  • Maintains efficient and effective department operations while ensuring compliance with the regulatory laws, standards and protocols.
  • Oversee regular inspection of facilities for repair and maintenance purposes, planning of work required and estimates of material costs and man hours required.
  • Champion Climate Change Initiative in liaison with other departmental heads to improve the environmental responsibility of AKHK and Cluster.
  • Administer and monitor service contracts to ensure work is properly performed.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with all departments to keep abreast of their service needs and to be able to anticipate problems before they become crisis situations.
  • Supervise and train hospital staff in the approved practices and procedures of proper facility maintenance and in the implementation and observance of all approved safety procedures to ensure compliance with existing safety regulations.
  • Supervise, monitor and train hospital staff in effective and efficient use of complex health care Technology.
  • Lead the Environment of Care (EOC) committee, develop policies and standard operating procedures in line with the Terms of Reference set out for the committee.
  • Be the client representative in construction projects for Engineering services related aspects. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of science (MSc) Degree in either Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Properties and Facilities Management or;
  • Bachelor of science Degree in any of the fields above will be considered with a minimum of five years of experience in similar role.
  • Be in possession of a practicing license in any of the above fields and a member of a recognized professional association.
  • Practical experience in healthcare quality standard such as JCIA, Safe care or ISO  13485 /ISO 9001
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of the techniques, procedures and processes used for the efficient operation of building services and healthcare facilities.
  • Analytical and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically (long and short range) and implement those plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with senior organizational leaders and developing and maintaining relationships with higher management, peers and subordinates and skilled in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with customers to meet identified needs and to cooperatively resolve issues and implement solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage for results in key areas such as clinical quality, service excellence, facility management, people management and financial management.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary team for the benefit of the Hospital as a whole.
  • Demonstrated ability to control limited healthcare resources by effectively managing human, financial, technological and other key resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities, stressors, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers effectively.

Job Expires

  • 31-May-2023

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Job Purpose:

  • The COO is responsible for the success of the Operating Companies in East Africa (which includes Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, DR Congo, Mozambique, Madagascar and Rwanda) and provides leadership to position each company at the forefront of the industry in a changing environment. The COO is tasked with developing a strategic plan to advance the IPS vision, mission and objectives and promote industrial and infrastructural development while impacting the communities where IPS operates.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy (20%):

  • Develop and implement IPS Kenya strategy, ensuring that all sectors and project companies play the role for which they were created and contribute to the overall vision of the Group.
  • Ensure that Group and Project Company Board Charters are developed, maintained, and current to ensure effective governance and oversight.
  • Develop high-quality business plans aligned with short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Monitor the external and operating environment for shifts or trends that may provide opportunities or threats for the business and ensure Group preparedness for the changes.
  • Analyze the effects of long-term growth initiatives, planning, new strategies, and regulatory actions.

Business Operations (20%):

  • Updating on the overall Group initiatives and progress against targets on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis as required.
  • Report regularly and advise the Board of Directors and Head Office on progress, achievement, and concerns against agreed milestones.
  • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission.
  • Ensure the organization has robust risk management capabilities at Group and project company level relevant to its size, complexity, and aspiration.
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company continuity, sustainability and growth.
  • Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics.

Commercial (20%):

  • Develop and execute ambitious commercial action plans to enhance revenue growth and develop and protect market shares.
  • Ensure the efficient utilization of financial resources within established policies of the Company whilst making appropriate and timely financial and management decisions.
  • Develop solid cash flow projections and put in place a reporting mechanism, which includes setting a minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Maintain awareness of the competitive market landscape, expansion opportunities, and industry developments
  • Identify new markets and business opportunities for products manufactured and processed in our industries and projects.
  • Develop and establish partnerships and new markets to drive sales volumes.
  • Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements.
  • Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits.

Stakeholder Management (10%):

  • Understand the business, the Government and Industry processes by being politically astute, including having a high level of understanding in managing private/public partnerships.
  • Representing the organization at governmental and non-governmental functions, public meetings and industry events
  • Ensure cordial relations are maintained in the communities in which the business operates, and this is mainly through Corporate Social Investment
  • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for shareholders.

The requirements

Projects (20%):

  • Approve new project conceptualization and initiation in line with the overall Group strategy.
  • Act as the projects’ sponsor by presenting and seeking approval of new projects to the Board of Directors of IPS Kenya and AKFED
  • In consultation with the CEO, ensure the appointment of capable project staff at all levels for the project to deliver on time and in full.
  • In consultation with the CEO review and approve critical decisions on the progress, phases and variations of the projects.
  • Institute project management controls by ensuring sufficient risk mitigation and harnessing available opportunities.
  • In line with AKDN goals, develop strategies to ensure the social, environmental and economic sustainability of all Group projects.

People Management (10%):

  • Lead with the CEO, the identification and development of the IPS Executive leadership team with self-confidence, trust, and drive for the effective execution of the strategic initiatives
  • Demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the organization’s vision and motivate, lead and empower teams across the Group towards high-performance levels.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively to all staff the organization’s Vision and Mission, the progress towards the attainment of business goals and the existent and anticipated risks and opportunities of the internal and external environment.
  • Build a positive and productive culture in the workplace and recognize the team’s accomplishments.
  • Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement and develop high-performing teams.
  • Establish processes and systems for performance measurements and management controls of critical success factors.
  • Mentor and interact with staff members at all levels to foster growth and encourage development among the senior executive team and all staff members.

 
Competence: Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration
  • An extensive proven track record of visionary business management in a large division or company with ten (10) years of experience.
  • Experience working with Boards of Directors, providing professional, accurate and strategic advice.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Ability to analyse and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to identify and secure funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to influence leaders and build consensus with the Government and across the Group

Job Expires

  • 16-Jun-2023

Visual Arts Teacher

The position

  • The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is the first of a network of 18-planned academies to be established across Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The Academies provide a world-class education to exceptional students who possess strong leadership potential, on a merit basis. Pluralism is a core value of the educational programme; the student body reflects marked diversity, and includes both national and international students from all socio-economic backgrounds. AKA Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering an IB curriculum that is locally rooted and globally relevant. Academy graduates consistently earn places and scholarships at the world’s top universities. 
  • We are currently recruiting a Visual Arts Teacher for the PYP to join our team of experienced IB educators. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating arts related learning expeditions and partnerships with arts organizations as well as developing each student’s skills, understanding and confidence through practical activities. 

Duty & Responsibilities

  • Plan curriculum documents in collaborative manner to reflect the standards and practices of the Academy in PYP.
  • Engage in effective teaching practice that embraces inquiry teaching and learning methods and differentiate activities to meet the needs of all students
  • Authentically access, record and track the progress of all students. Such information is to be communicated sensitively, effectively, and honestly with parents and guardians and be used to inform teaching practice
  • Communicate necessary programmes information to all stakeholders
  • Monitor all student’s behavior to ensure the core values, as expressed in the student handbook and discipline policy, are adhered to throughout the school
  • Contribution to the development of enrichment and residential experiences for students
  • Communicate academic concerns to relevant mentor/Head of year
  • Inspire and motivate students gain a deeper appreciation of Art

The requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized university
  • Must have internationally recognized teaching qualification or a Bed/Med
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching in the subject area
  • Previous IB experience is preferred

Job Expires

  • 26-May-2023

Teaching Assistant

The position

  • Teaching Assistant is responsible for supporting teachers and assisting students in Junior School with their educational and social development, both in and outside the classroom.

Responsibilities & Roles:

  • To assist with planning of teaching and learning in the assigned classrooms under the mentorship / supervision of the class teacher.
  • To observe and develop strategies that embrace student inquiry and assist in the differentiation of activities to meet the needs of all students.
  • To assist the class teacher in authentic assessment of students, including the maintenance of records to track student progress. Such information is to be communicated sensitively, effectively and honestly with parents and guardians. Whilst this is the responsibility of the class teacher, interns may be called to participate to provide support.
  • To assist the class teacher in the safety and security of each student in the classroom and around school at all times.
  • To contribute towards and be an active participant in the extra-curricular part of the AKA, M programme and student life; enrichment, student field-trips, whole school events and initiatives, residential week-end duties.
  • To contribute towards building a student culture of self-regulation and self-efficacy adhering to the values of the academy and the student code of conduct.
  • To assist the class teacher in the organization of resources for the programme and in the maintenance of existing inventory.

The requirements

  • At least a diploma in Education and an Early Childhood Education training 
  • Must be TSc registered 
  • At least 1 year of teaching experience in an ECD
  • Early Years/Primary experience would be an added advantage

Job Expires

  • 24-May-2023

Digital Design Teacher

The position

  • The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa is currently recruiting a Digital Design and Computer Studies Teacher with ability to teach IB mathematics or Science. She/he will be part of a community that develops young people’s talent and potential from Mombasa to be the well-educated, ethical and pluralistic leaders of tomorrow. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To plan curriculum documents in a collaborative manner to reflect the standards and practices of the Academy. 
  • To engage in effective teaching practice that embraces inquiry teaching and learning methods and differentiate activities to meet the needs of all students. 
  • To authentically assess, record and track the progress of all students.  
  • To communicate necessary programme information to all stakeholders.  
  • To resource programme needs effectively and ensure careful maintenance of existing inventory. 
  • To actively participate in the life of the Senior School and the Academy as a whole, in and out of normal school hours.  

The requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • At least 2 year experience in early years/primary
  • Must have a TSC certificate or an internationally recognized teaching qualification.
  • Prior experience teaching music is required.
  • Previous IBMYP experience is preferred
  • Experience in teaching Mathematics or Science will be an added advantage

Job Expires

  • 02-Jun-2023

Method of Application

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