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  • Posted: Sep 18, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 7, 2020
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    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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    IB Experienced Teachers

    IB experienced teachers in the following subjects:

     

    English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Drama, Spanish, Entrepreneurship and Leadership and Agriculture.

     

    Academic Qualification and experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent, Master’s degree in Education is an added advantage.
    • At least 4 years in similar role at an IB World School
    • MUST be registered or eligible for registration with Teachers Service Commission Must have a proven track record of academic excellence in the same role.
    • Must have at least CAT 1 IB professional Development workshop certification in a similar role.

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    Extended Essay Coordinator

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CAS COORDINATOR

    Department: Faculty

    Reports to: IB Coordinator

    PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  To ensure the complete and effective organisation and administration of Creativity, Activity and Service in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

    It is expected that the CAS Coordinator will be on the fore front in the implementation and advancement of the CAS programme by playing the following roles:

    • Familiarize students, colleagues, parents and the wider community with CAS
    • Promote the importance of CAS to students, colleagues, parents and the wider community
    • Identify safety issues (risk assessment and child protection)
    • Develop a school-specific CAS handbook and resources
    • Administer the CAS budget and manage CAS records and reports
    • Periodically engage in interviews with students
    • Report on student progress to school and parents
    • Promote and publicize student achievements in CAS
    • Develop and maintain CAS policy statements
    • Provide leadership for the CAS team
    • Provide professional development and supervise CAS advisers where appropriate
    • Inform and work with CAS supervisors where appropriate
    • Ensure consistency across the programme through ongoing contact with CAS advisers and supervisors
    • Inform and work with outside providers in their involvement in CAS experiences
    • Report completion/non-completion of CAS to the IB on IBIS.

    The CAS coordinator will also work directly with the CAS students (if there are no CAS advisers) to:

    • Educate students on all aspects of the CAS programme
    • Educate students on the meaning and purpose of the CAS learning outcomes
    • Assist students with clarifying and developing the attributes of the IB learner profile
    • Support students in understanding ethical concerns and international-mindedness
    • Develop purposeful reflection skills through individual interviews, group discussions and teaching strategies (see the CAS teacher support material (CAS TSM) for examples)
    • Provide feedback on student reflections
    • Assist students in identifying personal and group goals
    • Discuss goals and achievements in regular meetings
    • Provide ongoing guidance and support to students
    • Monitor the range and balance of experiences undertaken by individuals
    • Advise and monitor progress towards meeting the CAS learning outcomes
    • Periodically review students’ CAS portfolios
    • Meet each student in three formal documented interviews.
    • Ensure that students maintain academic integrity.
    • Support the IB Diploma Coordinator through roles assigned as necessary.

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    MYP Coordinator

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE IBMYP COORDINATOR

    Department: Faculty

    Reports to: IB Coordinator

    PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

    To ensure the complete and effective organisation and administration of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP).

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that teachers, legal guardians and candidates understand the curriculum and assessment requirements of the MYP and what subjects will be offered by the school.
    • Provide teachers with up-to-date information about changes to courses of study, assessment requirements and administration.
    • Assist teachers in gaining assessment-focused professional development.
    • Ensure that teachers have access to relevant sections of MYP Assessment procedures.
    • Ensure that all MYP year 5 students are registered for assessment in the personal project and additional eAssessment subjects, as required.
    • Publish an internal calendar of all due dates for the submission of candidates’ assessment material and other material or information required by the IB. Please note, the dates from MYP Assessment proceduresare downloadable into your digital calendar via the International Baccalaureate information system (IBIS).
    • Submit advance-notice registration requirements for the personal project special language request in accordance with the deadlines given in MYP Assessment procedures.
    • Submit requests for inclusive access arrangements for candidates with access requirements at least one year in advance of the on-screen examinations.
    • Register candidates for an examination session in accordance with the deadline given in MYP Assessment procedures.
    • Upload candidates’ ePortfolios for moderation in accordance with the deadline given in MYP Assessment procedures. Ensure that the guidelines in the ePortfolio user guide are adhered to.
    • Provide candidates with personal examination schedules and contact the IB by the appropriate deadline where any scheduling conflict may exist.
    • Conduct the on-screen examinations in May/November in compliance with instructions given in MYP Assessment procedures.
    • Ensure candidates and invigilators are provided with relevant information about examination regulations.
    • Ensure that IT requirements are met for conducting MYP on-screen examinations
    • Ensure that candidates have completed the familiarization package before sitting the on-screen examinations.
    • Ensure that teachers provide feedback on the ePortfolio and on-screen examinations via the teacher feedback forms available on the programme resource centre.
    • Be available (or ensure another staff/faculty member is available) up until the close of session (15 October/15 April) to answer questions, provide additional samples, request any enquiries upon results or submit registrations for retake candidates, as applicable.
    • Ensure that the programme of service as action is properly coordinated and implemented in accordance with current IB requirements.
    • Ensure that service as action and the personal project are administered in accordance with the requirements in the current guides, and that candidates and supervisors are fully aware of these requirements.
    • Ensure that the school has a means of support for IB candidates for whom the language of instruction is not their mother tongue.
    • Perform any other duties as required by the line manager.
    • Ensure that the MYP students understand and adhere to Academic Integrity practices enshrined in the Academic Honesty Policy.

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    Extended Essay Coordinator

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXTENDED ESSAY COORDINATOR

    Department: Faculty

    Reports to: IB Coordinator

    PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  To ensure the complete and effective organisation and administration of the Extended Essay in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Introduce students to the Extended Essa process.
    • Enable students to consult the appropriate subject guides to check that their area of research complies with the general requirements of the subject.
    • Ensure that students are aware of and understand the concept of academic honesty in the context of the EE process.
    • Collaborate with the Librarian to ensure that the IBDP students have been trained in study and referencing skills— and if need be run sessions in researching and study skills with the library.
    • Work with EE supervisors to ensure they have a shared understanding of the responsibilities of a supervisor.
    • Plan schedules for the three mandatory reflection sessions, followed by students completing the required section of the RPPF.
    • Ensure that there is a timeline with clear internal deadlines and agreed processes for referral and support if needed.
    • Ensure that the librarian is fully included in the process, to support students as and when required.
    • Ensure that there is a Shared understanding between supervisors and students.
    • Ensure that the DP students are furnished with the latest EE guide and Assessment Criteria.
    • Provide organizational structures that allow for three mandatory supervision (reflection) sessions.
    • Introduce, explain and support the reflection process and provide supervisors and students with the general and subject-specific information and guidelines for the EE.
    • Ensure that the RPPF is completed and signed by the student and supervisor and submitted to the IB with the essay for assessment under criterion E.
    • Ensure that legal guardians and candidates understand the Extended Essay and assessment requirements of the DP.
    • Liaise with the DPC in the administration, procedures and the requirements in conduct of the EE among staff and students as stipulated in the recent EE Guide.
    • Supervises Diploma Program Extended Essay supervisors.
    • Demonstrates the ability to effectively use technology as a tool for planning and implementing instructional strategies.
    • Be detailed-oriented and self-motivated.
    • Must have excellent memory and ability to function well under stress.

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    Head, Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

    Reports To: Director of Teaching and Learning

    The Entrepreneurship and Leadership (EL) Program

    The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is the focus of entrepreneurial leadership activity at the M-PESA Foundation Academy. It explores the intersection between great leaders and entrepreneurial thinking. The program prepares students to deliver a profound impact founded on core principles of innovation, collaboration, strategic problem solving and courageous value based entrepreneurial leadership.

    Our passionate and progressive staff guide students - through four pillar areas - In-class EL lessons, Experiential Student Enterprises (ExSE), Community Leadership Programs (CoLeaPs) and Innovation Challenges. By building our students’ mental flexibility, we help them to be comfortable with complexity and to be adaptable, empathetic, and resilient problem solvers. Equipped with this pioneering mindset, the graduates of M-PESA Foundation Academy become entrepreneurial leaders in their fields of interest.

    Position Purpose

    The Head of EL Program will work with small, multidisciplinary teams and manage strategic responsibilities of considerable difficulty and sensitivity in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating administrative, academic and operational activities. The Head will have the strategic skills to envision what the EL Program can become and the operational management capabilities to make it a reality.

    The role will involve development, support, coordination, and instruction of a variety of initiatives within the program.

    Expected Responsibilities

    • Design and develop, along with other stakeholders at the Academy, curriculum and key learning experiences across the 4 year EL program.
    • Teach EL classes and; support EL and non-EL faculty with the implementation of EL curriculum in an effort to work towards targeted student outcomes.
    • Manage the content related to EL Program on the Learning Management System including assignments, announcements, and files required by teams.
    • Coaching students as they explore their own entrepreneurial leadership journeys.
    • Design and oversee successful implementation of programs that will enhance the application of learned EL attitudes, mindsets and skills like Experiential Student Enterprises, Community Leadership Projects, entries into innovation competitions etc.
    • Promote the program among staff at the Academy in an effort to increase buy-in and enthusiasm.
    • Conducts administrative tasks required to run a successful department such as handling e-mail correspondence; developing and executing operational plans; scheduling, promoting, and producing EL Program events including Ideas Demo Days, pitch nights, Leadership Stories series, field trips and kickoff events.
    • Support and coordinate the recruitment and maintenance of database of program partners, Business Coaches and Advisors to the ExSEs and CoLeaPs. -Work with the finance department to develop and monitor budgets and, execute financial transactions including overall financial requisitions and reporting related to the EL Program.
    • Manage logistics for the program including, transportation, catering,  set up of facilities, purchases for ExSEs through the relevant Academy departments -Manage EL Program stakeholder relations in liaison with other Academy departments.
    • Develop reports and provide regular updates about the EL Program during scheduled Academy meetings.
    • Audit the EL program using the appropriately designed Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
    • Supervises EL Program staff. Oversee and participate in the allocation of duties, training and evaluation of program staff. Determine and take appropriate corrective action when need be.
    • Stay connected with local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems and help the Academy community stay plugged in.
    • Support other student-facing initiatives and the overall Academy community.

    Profile of Ideal Candidate

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
    • Excellent interpersonal and organisation skills.
    • Is comfortable in exploring and utilising innovative approaches to teaching.
    • A demonstrated understanding of human centred design, social entrepreneurship, innovation and servant leadership.
    • Experience in an environment of incubating student/youth ventures (non-profit or for-profit) with a proven track record of success preferred.
    • Experience in an education environment as a teacher or administrator.
    • Proven capacity to work with efficiency and flexibility.
    • An appreciation for and ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, and community members.
    • Must be able to deal with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and diverse array of contacts.
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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    Experienced BTEC Teachers

    Experienced BTEC teachers in:

    Hospitality, Art and design ,Counselling department, Head of Counselling, and Assistant Academic Counsellor.

    Academic Qualification and experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or equivalent, Master’s degree in Education is an added advantage.
    • At least 4 years in similar role at an IB World School
    • MUST be registered or eligible for registration with Teachers Service Commission Must have a proven track record of academic excellence in the same role.
    • Must have at least CAT 1 IB professional Development workshop certification in a similar role.

    Method of Application

    Please send your applications to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke not later than 7th October, 2020 stating clearly on the email subject line and on your application letter reference line, which role you are applying for. Please note, only soft copy/ email applications to the address provided will be accepted. No hard copy applications will be accepted or received.

     

    Kindly include in your application copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials, certificate of good conduct, and detailed CV, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) professional referees.

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