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  • Posted: Oct 29, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 12, 2021
  • The Aga Khan Academies are an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The AKDN is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities. AKDN agenc...
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    Junior School – Creative Arts Coordinator

    The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professional educators for the following position effective November/ December, 2021.


    The Creative Arts Coordinator will work with the PYP Coordinator and Head Teacher to develop the Creative Arts department at the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi, Junior School.  The Coordinator will coordinate the development of the visual arts, dance and drama curriculum documents while monitoring the curriculum delivery and assessment. S/He will also be involved in strategic planning of the department, encompassing resourcing, professional development, event planning and organization.

    The requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in Fine Arts with experience in the other creative Arts.  
    2. 5 years’ teaching experience in an international school
    3. Teachers Service Commission (TSC) registration certificate
    4. Certificate of good conduct.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Developing and monitoring the implementation of the Creative Arts curriculum
    2. Assisting in development of budgets for projects and on-going activities for the Creative Arts department
    3. Ensuring s/he is up to date and well informed about developments and changes in the Creative Arts curriculum
    4. Update of the Creative Art library and resources
    5. Observe and evaluate student work to determine student progress or to make suggestions for improvement while providing feedback throughout the lesson
    6. Designs the lessons for students and achieve the goals as accordingly
    7. May direct planning and supervision of student contests and arranging for Art events i.e.  Art Exhibitions, Musicals, PYP Exhibition etc.
    8. Organizes and accompanies students on field trips to Museums and Art galleries.

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    Junior School – Special Education Needs (SEN) Coordinator

    The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professional educators for the following position effective December, 2021.


    The SEN Coordinator is directly responsible for the assessment of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral domains utilizing problem-solving and standardized evaluations. The School Psychologist monitors the completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize students’ social, emotional, and educational success. In collaboration with staff, families, students, and communities the school psychologist promotes effective educational environments.

    The requirements


    1. Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in school counseling and learning difficulties.
    2. Certification in methods of educational assessments and access arrangements; systematic processes to collect data, translate assessment results into empirically based decisions about service delivery and evaluate outcomes of services.
    3. Certification in Teaching of English as an additional language.
    4. Knowledge of learning processes, appropriate instructional interventions to meet students’ needs, and the ability to implement and assess their effectiveness.
    5. Knowledge of behavioral mental health, collaborative and/or consultation models and methods and their application

     Essential Job Functions

    1. Conduct psychological assessments and interpret results for students, determining IEPs, participating in conferences, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings.
    2. Monitor, communicate, compile reports, and collect data related to IEP’s and pastoral support through the proficient use of technology.
    3. Provide individual, group, and family therapy according to the IEP and other pastoral requirements.
    4. Provide support services to parents/guardians as needed.
    5. Lead crisis intervention efforts and provide insight into the development of functional assessments and behavior intervention plans.
    6. Contribute to program development that furthers the integration of social, coping, and problem solving in the classroom.
    7. Provide assistance to staff in the design and implementation of appropriate interventions and accommodation for students.
    8. Evaluate and/or translate research into practice and understand research design and statistics in sufficient depth to plan and conduct investigations and program evaluations for improvement of services.
    9. Integrate psychological services into the classroom environment as appropriate.
    10. Coordinate and/or collaborate with a range of individuals/agencies to promote and provide the possibility of pastoral services to students and families.
    11. Provide and/or assist in professional development for staff, parents, and/or community
    12. Participate in professional growth activities on a yearly basis including recertification as needed, workshops, in-services, professional reading materials etc.

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