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Recruitment at Oshwal Academy, Nairobi Kenya

Oshwal Academy is a private school owned and managed by the Oshwal Education & Relief Board offering IGCSE and GCE level of education through the British curriculum.

For effective and efficient operations within its business, the Academy is seeking dynamic, ambitious high calibre individuals to join Middle Management for both Nairobi and Mombasa campuses. 

The personnel for the following seven positions will be based in Nairobi.

Chemistry Teacher – A-Level

Requirement:
  • A graduate with Bachelor of Education
  • Teaching experience in IGCSE and IB curriculum / A levels in Chemistry
  • Must be computer literature
  • Ability to offer extra -curricular activities will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Fleet and Facilities Manager  

Job Purpose:
 The successful candidate will report to the School Business Manager and will be responsible for transport, property and maintenance management

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance and control of the Academy fleet and related equipment
  • Inventory control.
  • Safety practices and compliance.
  • Optimization of resources
  • Maintenance of Academy property.
Requirements:
  • Diploma in Automobile Engineering or Property Management
  • Proficiency at handling Microsoft Office packages.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a fleet manager/Property Management or in a similar environment.
  • Good leadership skills, ability to work in a team, delegate & supervise.
  • Ability to work extra hours
Accountant

Job Purpose:
 The successful candidate will report to the School Business Manager and will be responsible for the day to day management and supervision of the financial and accounting aspect of the school.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for accounts payable, preparation of supplier reconciliations, as required.
  • Issuing receipts for and responding to queries in respect of payments received
  • Dealing with daily petty cash transactions and collection of all monies in the school
  • Responsible for banking and bank reconciliation
  • Credit control and Debt collection
  • Other general clerical / accounting/ administrative duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • A Degree in Finance/Accounting Option and Accounting qualification ACCA or CPA or equivalent those at final stage.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the same position.
  • Excellent organization and IT skills and knowledge of Sage and QuickBooks
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks ,work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to read and write in Gujarati would be an added advantage
Administrator

Job Purpose: 
 The successful candidate will report to the School Business Manager and will be responsible for Administration operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Administration operations of the Academy
  • Organizing school functions and events
  • Supervision of Administration and Support staff
  • Ensure compliance of Health and Safety practices
  • Date input and Record Keeping
Requirements:
  • A Degree in Business Management or equivalent qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years’ in clerical/office management
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Accounting will be an added advantage
  • ICT skills are a must
  • Good leadership skills, ability to work in a team, delegate & supervise.
  • Able to read and write in Gujarati would be an added advantage
Assistant Human Resource Manager

Job Purpose:
 The successful candidate will report to the Human Resource Manager and will be responsible for supporting HR operations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • General Administration of the department
  • Employee records management
  • Ensure Compliance of Labour Laws and Academy policies
  • Recruitment process
Requirement:
  • A Degree in Human Resource Management or High diploma
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Membership of relevant professional body i.e. IHRM and KIM
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in ICT skills.
  • Possess a high sense of integrity and confidentiality
  • Pleasant personality, self-driven and able to work under minimum supervision
Management Information System Implementation Manager

Job Purpose:
 The successful candidate will report to the Director of Education and will be responsible to lead the introduction of a new Management Information System (MIS) across their Academies in Nairobi and Mombasa.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead introduction of new MIS system.
  • Developing and managing project plan, tasks, timelines, milestones and deadlines
  • Produce the project initiation document
  • Responsible for change control and any required configuration management
  • To agree technical and quality strategy with appropriate members of the project board   
Requirement:
  • A Degree in Project Management / Change Management or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of implementing an MIS/ERP system will be added advantage
  • Should have a background in Project and Change Management
  • Knowledge of school business processes will be also beneficial
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Pleasant personality, self-driven and able to work under minimum supervision
Public Relations, Marketing and Communications Manager

Job Purpose:
 The successful candidate will report to the Director of Education and will serve as the primary spokesperson for the Oshwal Academies through all appropriate channels, including community outreach, broadcast media, the internet, and social networks such as the use of Twitter, Facebook, Podcasts, and other next generation communication channels.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Pleasant personality, self-driven and able to work under minimum supervision
  • To lead as the primary spokesperson for the Academies through all appropriate channels.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic communication strategy for the Academy group.
  • Work with the appointed consultants to review, develop and protect brand cohesion.
  • Develop and equip the Academies to mobilize their alumni as mentors to students, advisers and fundraisers for the Academies
  • Maintain frequent and consistent communication with parents, faculty, and alumni.
  • Serve as the creative architect for all internal and external Academy marketing and communication initiatives.
Requirements:
  • A Degree or equivalent in Public Relations/Marketing/Communications
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Possess a high sense of integrity and confidentiality
  • Pleasant personality, self-driven and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as PR professional
  • Knowledge of school business process will be added advantage

How to Apply

If you meet our essential criteria and are looking for a role in a dynamic team where you can make a real difference, please submit your CV and application (which should consist of no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining why you would like to join us and why we should consider your application) to HR Manager. hrmanager@oerb.org

The application closing date is 31st December 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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