Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Head of Academy Vacancies

Background The Aga than Academy, Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate World School, which seeks to provide students from all backgrounds from primary to higher secondary with an education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterised by leadership.


The Head of Academy is effectively the Chief Education Officer of the entire school. S/he is appointed by and accountable to the Director of the Academies Unit (AU) based in France. The Head leads the Academy's Senior Management Team and has ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the Academy's day-to-day running within the strategic and financial policy framework established in consultation with the AU and for the realization of His Highness, The Aga Khan's vision.

Candidate will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following:

Academic Leadership

  • Serve as the intellectual, pedagogical, and moral leader of the Academy as an ethical learning community. This would be reflected by a record of success, innovation, and enjoyment as a classroom teacher.
  • At least ten years' of Senior administrative responsibility in an International Baccalaureate Curriculum in an International school setup.
  • The Head of Academy should be abreast of trends and research in education, and show interest in issues related to educational leadership in the developing world.
  • The Head of Academy should have experience leading the development and application of new curricular initiatives (programmes, courses, projects) responding to the vision and mission of his/her school. This experience would involve collaborative work with other national or international educational or other partners.

    Leadership and Management

  • Proven ability gained in senior positions in International
    schools with reputations for educational excellence.
  • 15 years' experience of the lB- Ideally with broad understanding of the full lB continuum OPYP-MYP-Eliploma).
  • Experience of Boarding /Residential Community Life - Ideally time spent in a co-educational boarding school or the ability to adapt to Residential Community Life.
  • External relations - experience of marketing a school to parents and the ability to demonstrate a capacity to build successful relationships with donors, hinders, corporations, governmental organizations, other school and NGOs
  • Collaborative Mind-set - The ability to harness the power and support of the network within which the Academy exist and a willingness to playa leadership role in and across the Academies Unit and AKOlil.
  • At least a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should submit:

    Detailed curriculum vitae,
    Indicate the lob Title on the subject of your email
    Provide names of at least 3 contactable referees and daytime telephone contact before closing date of 18th June 2018 to:

    The Human Resource Department,
    email: [email protected]


    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    The Aga than Academy, Mombasa, Mbuyuni Road, Kizingo, P 0 1300 90066- 80100, Mombasa.

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