Head of Education and Operations Employment Opportunity – Aga Khan Education Services (AKES)

Organisation: Aga Khan
Education Services (AKES)
Kampala, Uganda
The Aga Khan
Education Services (AKES) currently operates more than 200+ schools and
advanced educational programmes that provide quality pre-school, primary,
secondary, and higher secondary education services to students in Pakistan,
India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Tajikistan.
The Head of Education and Operations will mainly be responsible for
effective management of school operations at Aga Khan Education Services,
Uganda (AKES,U) and for overseeing their educational programme performance.
This will involve strategic and operational planning and providing leadership
and guidance to Heads of Schools in curriculum implementation, teacher
development and school improvement, as well in financial and administrative
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Planning:
Create annual operating plans that support the
strategic direction set for AKES and correlate with annual operating budgets,
and oversee implementation of the plans;
Provide leadership in rolling out relevant and
holistic education systems that supports nursery/ECD, primary, secondary and
higher secondary educational pathways for both the International and National
School sections;
The job holder will also develop and mentor future
leaders within the organisation.
2. Management:
Uphold a culture that reflects the quality and
values of AKES, encourages and rewards good performance and productivity;
Ensure that operations are managed in compliance
with legal and regulatory requirements;
Collect, analyse and evaluate information that
measures the success of programme efforts and make recommendations for
Provide the board and senior leaders with regular
reports on progress achieved against strategic and operational goals.
3. Instructional Management:
The incumbent will manage the design, delivery and
quality of programmes and services;
Work closely with school leaders to establish
school quality indicators, and provide guidance to achieve set objectives and
improvement against established quality indicators;
Manage the effective implementation of the student
admissions and tracking processes.
Guide and monitor the delivery of pastoral care
programmes and academic curricula in all schools, ensuring quality and
age-appropriate delivery at all grade-levels, timely completion of syllabus and
meeting of targets in external examinations, and development and implementation
of corrective action plans;
4. Human Resource Management:
Facilitate the recruitment and retention of the
highest quality staff;
Ensure appropriate and timely appraisal and
professional development of teachers and other staff;
Work closely with the HR Department, ensure that
sound policies, processes and documentation are created and maintained, with
the aim of creating a positive working environment for all AKES,U staff, in
line with relevant employment legislation.
5. Financial Management:
Work in liaison with the Finance Department,
direct the development of AKES,U’s annual budgets, in line with agreed regional
and local strategic and operating plans, solid performance data and market
Prudently manage AKES,U’s resources within budget
6. Community Relationships:
Act as the primary spokesperson and representative
for AKES,U and ensure that its mission, programmes and services are consistently
presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders, including
regional educational committees/staff;
Stay abreast with the services and operations of
other education organisations in Uganda;
Build and strengthen positive relationships with
other AKDN agencies, the government, donors, schools of high repute and the
community at large.
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in Education;
At least ten years of teaching experience, with at
least five years in school leadership and management;
Prior experience with both national and
international curricula will be an advantage;
Working experience in the East African education
environment or other similar African context will be highly desirable;
Broad knowledge and understanding of, and
experience in, curriculum management, design, implementation and evaluation;
Broad understanding of effective frameworks for
school improvement planning and evaluation;
high level of inter-personal skills  and the ability to work in partnership with
heads of school, school staff, students, parents and other stakeholders;
Good financial management skills and experience in
preparing and monitoring budgets;
A positive leadership style to enable staff development
through coaching and support;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Strong administrative, management and
organizational skills;
Cultural awareness, understanding and sensitivity
to manage the challenges and opportunities of the local context.
to Apply: 
candidates are encouraged to send their applications online at the web link
31st January 2016

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