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  • Posted on: 12 July, 2019 Deadline: 31 July, 2019
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  • The M-PESA Foundation Academy established on a modern campus of 75 acres, 45 kilometers outside Nairobi.

    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.

    M-PESA Foundation Academy offers a world class, well rounded learning environment to develop future leaders.

    The Academy places great emphasis on the holistic development of learners not just in academics but also in technology, music, sports, the arts, outdoor pursuits and community service.

    Learners are exposed to the latest technology as part of the day-to-day teaching and the school prides itself in moulding future leaders and entrepreneurs.

    The M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities,

    Head of Student Life

     

    OVERALL ROLE PURPOSE:

    The Head of Student Life is responsible for overseeing and managing Student Life activities within the Academy as planned for the programs of extra-curricular activities, student wellbeing, and boarding life.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategic

    • In line with the vision and mission of the Academy, the HoSL will design and implement objectives and initiatives for the strategic development of the Student Life department
    • To write, develop and implement policies relevant to Student Life procedures and processes and monitor compliance of subordinates.
    • To keep up to date with legislation, guidance, and updates to rules and best practice aligned to Ministry of education/TSC guidelines
    • To be a teaching member of Faculty (approximately 4 hours teaching per week)

    The operational - extracurricular program

    • Along with the Head of Academics, to lead in the design and delivery of the student orientation programs within the Academy 
    • To design, develop and expand the extra-curricular programs and events available to students
    • To coordinate special events at the Academy where student participation is needed e.g., Anniversaries, Form one welcoming party, closing assemblies, Talent shows, etc. 
    • To take a lead role in the Teaching & Learning Senior Management Team

    Operational - student well-being

    • Liaise between student issues and counseling team to further develop programs to help the student in their overall experience as needs change
    • A member of student Discipline Committee
    • To liaise with Faculty staff to regularly review the student code of conduct and to familiarise the residential team on the Behaviour for Learning policy to ensure its exercise within the boarding life of students
    • Provide support and guidance to the Student Council and other student groups/clubs as and when needed.
    • To lead the Counselling Department to monitor student issues and safeguarding concerns and keep the DTL regularly updated of current student issues
    • To lead and manage the Clinic and its staff Operational - Boarding life  to monitor student issues and safeguarding concerns and keep the DTL regularly updated of current student issues
    • Along with the Head of Academics, to lead an effective and efficient collaboration between Student Life and Faculty.
    • To oversee the collate the annual Student Life calendar in a timely manner in collaboration with Faculty department and communicate the same with students and the entire staff body
    • To oversee and develop a strong Residential Life program thereby developing a co-curricular, living/learning community in the Residence
    • Offer guidance on emergency or crisis situations appropriately as they arise or escalated for immediate attention
    • In collaboration with Head of Academics, administers Academy-wide co-curriculum events, including the forecasting, planning, developing, promoting, and evaluation of programs and services that are focused on providing a diverse student body with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development
    • Contribute as a key player to the Academy’s management team in its planning, implementation, monitoring, and review of strategic and operational plans, liaising with other managers as appropriate, taking the lead for taught programs

    People Management

    • Provide professional development support and perform periodic performance appraisals for direct subordinates based on the Academy’s Performance Management System.
    • Coach and mentor subordinates on a regular basis.
    • Contribute in an effective and efficient manner to the recruitment and development of Student Life staff
    • Any other added task in line with their role as delegated by their direct line manager.

    Academic Qualifications and experience 

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent, a Master degree in Education is an added advantage.
    • At least 5 years in a similar role at a reputable institution.
    • MUST be TSC Registered.
    • Understanding and experience in applying student development and learning outcomes theories.
    • Conflict management and resolution skills, and maintain a strong philosophical base for student activities.
    • Ability to think on once feet and provide practical solutions to emerging unforeseen challenges.
    • Demonstrated superior organization skills. 
    • First aid certified.
    • Passion for young people and their character development 

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    Deputy Head of Student Life

     

    OVERALL ROLE PURPOSE:

    The Deputy Head of Student Life is responsible for managing Student Life activities within the Academy, under the oversight of the Head of Student Life, as planned within the programs for extra-curricular activities, student wellbeing, and boarding life.

    Key Responsibilities

    Strategic

    • Manage the implementation of Student Life's strategic objectives and initiatives.
    • Support with the development and implementation of Student Life policies, procedures and processes and monitor compliance of subordinates.
    • To keep up to date with legislation, guidance, and updates to rules and best practice aligned to Ministry of education/TSC guidelines
    • To be a teaching member of Faculty (approximately 8 hours teaching per week)

    The operational - extracurricular program

    • Along with the Head of Student Life and Head of Academics, to help design and deliver the student orientation programs within the Academy
    • Monitor the implementation of extra-curricular student programs and events.
    • Along with the HSL, to coordinate special events at the Academy where student participation is needed e.g., Anniversaries, Form one welcoming party, closing assemblies, Talent shows, etc.
    • To sit on the Teaching & Learning Senior Management Team

    Operational - student well-being

    • Liaise between student issues and counseling team to further develop programs to help the student in their overall experience as needs change
    • A member of student Discipline Committee
    • To liaise with other Faculty staff to regularly review the student code of conduct and to familiarise residential team on the Behaviour for Learning policy to ensure its exercise within the boarding life of students
    • Provide support and guidance to the Student Council and other student groups/clubs as and when needed.
    • Along with the HSL, to regularly meet with Counselling Department to monitor student issues and safeguarding concerns
    • Along with the HSL, to regularly meet with Clinic Department to monitor student issues and safeguarding concerns

    Operational - Boarding life

    • Oversee the effective and efficient collaboration between Student Life and Faculty.
    • To assist HSL to collate and communicate the annual Student Life calendar in a timely manner in collaboration with Faculty department and communicate the same with students and the entire staff body
    • Effectively manage a strong Residential Life program developing a co-curricular, living/learning community in the Residence
    • Offer guidance on emergency or crisis situations appropriately as they arise or escalated for immediate attention
    • In collaboration with the head of Academics administers Academy-wide co-curriculum events, including the forecasting, planning, developing, promoting, and evaluation of programs and services that are focused on providing a diverse student body with opportunities for personal growth and leadership development
    • Contribute as a key player to the School's management team in its planning, implementation, monitoring, and review of strategic and operational plans, liaising with other managers as appropriate, taking the lead for taught programs

    People Management

    • Provide professional development support and perform periodic performance appraisals for direct subordinates based on the Academy’s Performance Management System.
    • Coach and mentor subordinates on a regular basis.
    • Contribute in an effective and efficient manner to the recruitment and development of student life staff
    • Any other added task in line with their role by their direct manager.

    Academic Qualifications and experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent, a Master degree in Education is an added advantage
    • At least 5 years in a similar role at a reputable institution;
    • MUST be TSC Registered
    • Understanding and experience in applying student development and learning outcomes theories;
    • Conflict management and resolution skills, and maintain a strong philosophical base for student activities;
    • Ability to think on once feet and provide practical solutions to emerging unforeseen challenges;
    • Demonstrated superior organization skills;
    • First-aid certified; and
    • Passion for young people and their character development.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

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    Deputy Head of Academics

     

    OVERALL ROLE PURPOSE:

    • To manage assessments, examinations, data analysis of student academic performance, Personalised Learning Programs and other appropriate intervention programs e.g. literacy and high achievers, implementation of quality assurance across the Faculty plus the development and management of the Special Educational Needs program.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Quality Assurance and Academic Performance

    • To be a proactive and productive member of staff, working co-operatively and altruistically to support the work, aims, and vision of the Academy
    • To oversee the management of termly CATs and end of year examinations
    • To oversee the termly and annual data analysis of student academic performance
    • To oversee the Personalised Learning Programs and other intervention programs within the Faculty
    • Development and management of a Special Educational Needs program
    • Manage termly quality assurance of teaching and learning
    • Line Management of Heads of Subject (Senior Teachers managed by HoA)

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Teaching and Learning

    • Take responsibility for lesson attendance of all members of the faculty to ensure quality teaching and learning
    • Take responsibility for collaborating with KICD/ TSC/ KNEC/ Ministry of Education to ensure the quality and relevance of the curriculum.
    • Along with the Head of Academics, lead the Heads of Department meetings and any other relevant meeting or committee designed to improve the quality of the curriculum and/or teaching and learning.
    • Maintain up‐to‐date knowledge and understanding of current legislation, examination specifications, and classroom best practices in order to advise the Head of Academics, SLT and relevant Board committees on the Academy’s academic policies and procedures.
    • Be responsible, as directed by Head of Academics, for maintaining, reviewing and updating the academic/curriculum documentation ensuring that the school is fully prepared for any ministry of education inspection relating to his/her areas of responsibility.

    Management of student issues:

    • To be a member of the Discipline Committee and manage student behavior in accordance with the relevant policies and regulations.

    Management and Administration

    • Work with other relevant Deputy Heads, Senior Teachers and the Head of Academics to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of Faculty
    • Work with the timetable coordinator, to manage cover lessons.
    • Share the assembly rota with members of SLT
    • Organize, attend and support all parents’ consultations and other academic events
    • Manage the production of academic transcripts
    • Any other reasonable tasks required by Head of Academics and associated with the role of Deputy Head Academics
    • Lead self-evaluation process for monitoring, evaluation, and review
    • Oversight of attendance and punctuality, including the compilation of whole school statistical data
    • Convey a positive “can do” attitude, motivate and inspire staff and present a positive ‘united front’ to secure successful outcomes of school initiatives
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships/communication with educationalists, parents/guardians, local communities and the Ministry of education.

    Staff Development and INSET

    • In collaboration with the DTL, HoA and Human Resource department, to play a key role in the planning, leading, monitoring and reviewing Professional Training Days, Staff INSET and professional development of faculty staff.
    • In collaboration with the HoA, to manage the Performance Management process for all faculty staff
    • Shared responsibility for the induction and in-service arrangements for current and new teachers

    School Management Team:

    • Contribute as a key player to the Academy's management team in its planning, implementation, monitoring, and review of strategic and operational plans, liaising with other managers as appropriate, taking the lead for taught programs.
    • Monitor Faculty HR issues

    Recruitment of Teachers and Admissions of students:

    • Work closely with the DTL, HoA and Human resource department in the recruitment of teachers
    • Contribute to the admissions process for students

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent, a Master degree in Education is an added advantage.
    • At least 5 years of prior teaching experience with demonstrated high-progress student outcomes in relevant subjects and evaluations.
    • MUST be registered by Teachers Service Commission.
    • Technology proficiency and knowledge of digital learning.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Flexible and agile problem solvers.
    • Comfortable with a Socratic style, where raising questions is more important than giving answers.
    • Energized by different cultures, languages, and learning styles.
    • Committed to their own personal journey and growth.
    • Experience with co-curricular youth entrepreneurship and/or leadership programs.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    Please send your applications to recruitment@mpesafoundationacademy.ac.ke not later than Wednesday 31 July, 2019, 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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