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Principal of the Riara Girls’ High School in Nairobi

The Riara Group of schools is a leading player in the education sector, having been involved in running schools for over 30 years. We manage educational institutions ranging from Kindergarten, Primary to Secondary School in Nairobi.

The Riara Girls’ High School is a boarding school with a student population of over 250.

It follows the 8.4.4 system of education, with high expectations for holistic development of teenagers.

The Riara Group of schools would like to recruit a Principal for their Girls’ High School.

Job Summary

The main responsibilities of the Principal will focus on the Academic side of the school and nurturing of teenage girls. She will also be expected to liaise closely with the Finance and Administration Departments of Riara, which are staffed by well qualified professionals.

The School Principal serves as the academic leader of the institution, responsible for managing the policies, regulations and procedures to ensure that students are provided with a holistic learning environment that meets the mission of the school.

Required Knowledge, skills and ability

The Principal should be a seasoned teacher and school administrator with proven management skills.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the right candidate must be a gifted team builder and team leader.

As principal she will be expected to lead a team of over 30 well-qualified and experienced teachers.

In addition she will need:
  • to be a self- driven leader with a track record of managing a successful and reputable educational institution.
  • to have a good understanding of the education sector in Kenya
  • to have the ability to work independently and with good interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • to have the ability to motivate and retain a strong team of teachers
Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must have a B.Ed degree or a first degree with postgraduate qualification in education from a recognized university. A master’s degree will be an added advantage. She should have over seven years experience as Deputy or Principal of a recognized academic institution.

If you are the ideal candidate send your application to by December 22, 2010.


A competitive remuneration package including a house will be offered to the right candidate.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to attend an interview.

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