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  • Posted: Jun 29, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 30, 2021
  • The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, co-educational and residential High school offering the Kenyan National Curriculum. Driven by leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, the Academy serves talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential.

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    Director Of Studies


    Reporting to the Executive Head of School, the primary role of the Director of Studies is to provide leadership and management on all matters related to teaching and learning within the Academy. The Director will be required to lead, manage and direct all academic programmes and faculty staff in alignment with the IB Philosophy and with the goal of realising the Academy’s vision of “developing transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education”. The Director must play a pivotal role in developing the Academy into an exceptionally high performing IB World School.


    1. To work as a collaborative and supportive member of the Academy Executive Committee in its planning, implementation, monitoring and review of strategic and operational plans.
    2. Coordinate and drive all processes related to, not only meeting, but exceeding the requirements and expectations of the International Baccalaureate Organisation of being an IB World School.
    3. Oversee the management and delivery of a dynamic, modern, seamless curriculum that leverages the best use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
    4. To take ownership of the development of innovative programs that nurture leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will ensure learners develop the mindset, skills and attitudes that spur positive change.
    5. Stay abreast of the contexts driving relevant national and international education policies and compliance requirements and ensure that the latter are met.
    6. Drive the application for, and sustainability of, international educational affiliations and develop the Academy’s international recognition as an institution of excellence.
    7. Promote research into and implementation of pedagogical best practice within, but not limited to the IB Curricula, in order to ensure student improvement and achievement across all learning areas.
    8. Oversee the design and implementation of professional and continuous learning opportunities for faculty staff to enable them gain the necessary skills and abilities needed to produce Thinkers. Doers and Leaders who genuinely exhibit the IB Learner Profile attributes.
    9. Oversee the management of all faculty staff and evaluate, monitor and drive the faculty staff appraisal system and take responsibility for faculty staff performance management.
    10. Plan, implement, monitor and take full responsibility for budgets in all areas of teaching and learning.
    11. Work closely with the human resource department in the recruitment of teachers and other key personnel in faculty.
    12. Oversee and drive student achievement intervention plans.
    13. Play a leading role, in collaboration with the Head of Student Life, in the development and monitoring of the embedding of the desired school-wide culture in alignment with the school values, vision and mission.


    1. Masters degree in Education or its equivalent.
    2. At least 10 years leadership and teaching experience in an IB World School.
    3. Experience with co-curricular youth entrepreneurship and/or leadership programs.
    4. Proven experience in establishing standards of teaching and learning.
    5. Ability to develop a curriculum that is innovative and supported by reflective, creative and responsive teaching and effective learning environments.
    6. Experience in the use of emerging technologies to enhance and extend teaching and learning experiences.
    7. Experience in modelling the highest standards of professional practice and interaction with students.
    8. Ability to foster a supportive environment for students and staff to realise their full potential.

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    Academic Program Manager – Uongozi Centre


    The purpose of the Uongozi Centre is to provide a curriculum between the completion of studies at MFA (secondary school) and students embarking on further education or starting an entrepreneurial project. It should also imbue scholars with enabling skills for independence.

    The programme embeds African awareness, its culturally diversity and opportunities as well as scholars’ responsibility as participants in the continent’s future development.

    The curriculum consists of 3 strands: a core curriculum which all scholars follow; an Academic curriculum and entrepreneurial curriculum.


    1. Recruitment and selection of learners to the centre.
    2. Review, further development and delivery of a broad curriculum that allows young people to see the world beyond their borders and to create a unique role for themselves within it, one that marries vision, thoughts and hopes with a platform to lead on positive action.
    3. Development and oversight on training programmes that further the skills of teachers, school leaders, youth leaders and policy makers in education and associated industries, within MFA and beyond.
    4. In collaboration with the Academy faculty staff, development of a leadership curriculum in line with the vision of MFA to be run across the Academy.
    5. In collaboration with the Director of the UC and the Academy faculty staff, development of policies and structures for a comprehensive leadership development framework.
    6. Oversight of the progress of scholars in institutions of further education – monitoring their Academic progress, their emotional wellbeing and ensuring that they get the support needed in accordance with relevant policies.
    7. Maintenance of regular contact with the MFA Alumni Association.
    8. Management and extension of external partnerships relating to the UC curriculum and scholars’ progress and success of the Uongozi Centre.
    9. Oversight of financial planning and budgeting processes.
    10. Coordination of the day to day operations of the Uongozi Centre.
    11. Oversight of protocols for scholars’ health and safety, including safeguarding.
    12. Any other reasonable responsibilities.


    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Education, International studies, business or project management
    • A course in finance is desired/added advantage
    • Demonstrable practical experience in handling budgets is a MUST
    • Prior experience working with youth entrepreneurship projects/programs is desired
    • Demonstrate a desire to work with young people
    • Ambitious for the development of Kenya & Africa
    • Have a global perspective/International experience/cross cultural experience
    • Experience in leading curriculum development and design
    • Experience in policy development
    • Experience in a leadership position not less than 3 years
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Mentoring experience

    Method of Application

    Use the emails(s) below to apply


    Director Of Studies: Please send your applications to [email protected] not later than Friday 30th July 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Academic Program Manager – Uongozi Centre: Please send your application to [email protected] not later than 15thJuly, 2021.  stating clearly on the email subject line and on your application letter reference line, Academic program Manager.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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