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Facilities Manager
 
Job Ref: FM/06/2015
Job Summary: Under direction of the Director of Operations, the Facilities Manager is responsible for the maintenance, renovation and operation of the campus academic and non-academic buildings, grounds and site utilities including domestic water and power distribution. 

The Facilities Manager oversees all aspects of facility maintenance including building utilities’ systems, grounds, custodial services, hazardous material management, and campus renovation projects ranging from small to large sized projects. 

Also, the Facilities Manager will be in charge of budgets and must be able to negotiate with outside vendors for supplies and repairs, in addition to supervising and coordinating the activities of the facilities operations staff. 


Due to the on-going construction, there are major commitments required in working with the contractors at The M-PESA Foundation Academy site.

About the Academy: Our client, The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world class Kenyan education. The vision of The Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. 

The core curriculum of The Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts shall be covered in exciting and innovative ways.

Great focus will be given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students time to learn outside of the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports. The Academy will serve talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential. 

The Academy will cultivate the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses. As such, students will work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges.

Students who graduate from The Academy will be leaders in their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports and the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

The Academy will admit its first ever students in January 2016. It is in this view that The M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
·                     Lead in the review; and operationalisation of facilities management strategy/plan;
·                     Ensure the successful stewardship and renewal of the physical assets of the campus to ensure safety and enjoyment of our buildings and campus;
·                     Train, supervise and mentor a maintenance, custodial and grounds crew and fostering a spirit of teamwork, cooperation, and collaboration amongst all members of the Facilities Department;
·                     Supervise all contractors working on the school site; and
·                     Ensure all buildings are compliant with construction standards/inclusivity — e.g. buildings friendly to persons with physical challenges.
Personal Specifications
·                     A Degree in a related field; e.g. Land Economics, Quantity Surveying and civil Engineering;
·                     At least five years of related facilities management experience;
·                     Strong working knowledge of building maintenance;
·                     Exceptional attention to detail; and
·                     Proven track record and ability to manage complex building maintenance and renewal projects.
The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation - the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

Head of Admissions
 
Ref: HA/06/2015

Job Summary: Admission into The Academy is highly competitive. It includes a multiple stage evaluation process for selected applicants. The goal of The Academy’s admissions review process is to select from a large pool of strong applicants from all 47 counties. 

These individuals should have demonstrated the intellectual curiosity, tenacity, leadership potential and commitment to community service that will be expected of the M-PESA Foundation Academy student.
 
The primary responsibility of the Head of Admissions therefore is to develop and oversee a rigorous and transparent process of admissions for new students to The Academy that is able to effectively scan the length and breadth of the country. 


This is a high visibility role that requires an individual who can eloquently and passionately espouse the vision and ideals of The Academy.

About the Academy: Our client, The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world class Kenyan education. The vision of The Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. 

The core curriculum of The Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts shall be covered in exciting and innovative ways.

Great focus will be given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students time to learn outside of the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports. The Academy will serve talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential. 

The Academy will cultivate the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses. As such, students will work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges.

Students who graduate from The Academy will be leaders in their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports and the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

The Academy will admit its first ever students in January 2016. It is in this view that The M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
·                     Develop a highly competitive, rigorous and transparent criteria and process for selecting students into The Academy that ensures equity and inclusivity;
·                     Design a recruitment and selection schedule in line with The Academy’s annual calendar;
·                     Identify and develop support tools and infrastructure to systematically and efficiently handle applications and interviews with candidates and their parents/guardians, make arrangements for admissions testing, secure necessary student credentials and communicate final decisions to the appropriate individuals; and
·                     Oversee the effective staffing and administration of the admission’s office.
Person Specifications
·                     A minimum of Master’s Degree from an accredited university;
·                     Experience in organising and managing recruitment drives;
·                     Demonstrated ability to employ best practice selection tools and methodologies;
·                     Proven track record in public relations and communications;
·                     An engaging, high energy, creative, and personable attitude;
·                     Knowledge of 21st century educational practices; and
·                     Experience in new recruitment techniques using social media.
The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation - the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

Director of Teaching and Learning
 
Job Ref: DTL/06/2015

Job Summary: The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for the academic curriculum of the institution, providing leadership to the faculty and managing the processes through which teaching is conducted and administered at The M-PESA Foundation Academy. 

The Director of Teaching and Learning is responsible for all curricula offerings, and oversees all the faculty members who are responsible for administering, advising, research, and innovation in the various programs of instructions and KCSE subject offerings. 

The role has supervisory responsibility over all the academic departments at The M-PESA Academy. 


In addition, the Director of Teaching and Learning manages the student and parent expectations, providing guidance on subject choices.

About the Academy: Our client, The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world class Kenyan education. The vision of The Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. 

The core curriculum of The Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts shall be covered in exciting and innovative ways.

Great focus will be given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students time to learn outside of the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports. The Academy will serve talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential. 

The Academy will cultivate the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses. As such, students will work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges.

Students who graduate from The Academy will be leaders ¡n their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports and the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

The Academy will admit its first ever students in January 2016. It is in this view that The M-PESA
Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional
skills in the following capacities.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
·                     Define and develop clear standards for student success;
·                     Promote research into best practice content delivery ensuring students attain a broad and deep knowledge across all subject areas but derive immense inspiration and enjoyment from the learning process;
·                     Adopt and develop innovative pedagogical approaches that will be shared with other high schools across Kenya;
·                     Leverage on non-curricular activities such as sports, community work and clubs to enhance and inculcate leadership and entrepreneurial skills;
·                     Leverage technology to provide access to quality education resources within and beyond the walls of The Academy;
·                     Oversee and manage professional and continuous learning opportunities for teaching and non-teaching staff to enable them to deliver the unique curriculum; and
·                     Think, speak and act with genuine curiosity, open-mindedness and empathy for both faculty and students.
Person Specifications
·                     Advanced Degree in Education or equivalent;
·                     At least 10 years in teaching leadership in a comparable institution;
·                     Demonstrated high creativity and ability to develop a curriculum that is flexible and supported by responsive teaching and effective learning environments;
·                     Ability to use emerging technologies to enhance and extend teaching and learning experiences;
·                     Experience in modelling the highest standards of professional practice and interaction with students is essential;
·                     Ability to foster a supportive environment for students and staff to realise their full potential.
·                     Demonstrated success developing, cultivating and leveraging productive, trusting and joyful relationships with faculty, students, parents, families, staff and external stakeholders; and
·                     Experience engaging, empowering and managing a high-performing team.
The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation - the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Ref: 
CEO/06/2015

Job Summary: The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Academy by working with the Board and the management team to establish long-term goals, strategies, plans, and policies.

With the unique set-up of The M-PESA Foundation Academy, the CEO will ensure an environment that promotes excellence in critical assessment, academic research, and educator improvement programs.

About the Academy: Our client, The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world class Kenyan education. The vision of The Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. The core curriculum of The Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts shall be covered in exciting and innovative ways.


Great focus will be given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students time to learn outside of the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports. The Academy will serve talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential. 

The Academy will cultivate the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses. As such, students will work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges.

Students who graduate from The Academy will be leaders ¡n their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports and the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

The Academy will admit its first ever students in January 2016. It is in this view that The M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities
·                     Develop a strategy geared towards building a world class institution producing transformational leaders;
·                     Identify, develop and leverage key partnerships with a view to strengthening and continually expanding its capacity to innovate and deliver quality education sustainably;
·                     Lead in the development of The Academy’s overall academic and non-academic offerings;
·                     Build the appropriate processes and infrastructure that ensure a continuous, highly interactive and vibrant learning environment;
·                     Lead in the development and resourcing of budgets while ensuring fiscal discipline;
·                     Understand and manage key risks including operational, compliance and legislative risks;
·                     Interact with and manage key stakeholders, including but not limited to the Board, Ministry of Education, parents/guardians, donors and funding agencies, regional and international academic institutions and community stakeholders; and
·                     Define and establish The Academy’s brand and culture as well as ensure that all staff embody the unique ethos of The Academy.
Person Specifications
·                     A minimum Masters’ Degree in business or education;
·                     A hybrid background in business and education, preferably one who has had extensive experience in establishing and running non-traditional learning institutions;
·                     A strong entrepreneurial background;
·                     Proven track record of leading and developing people, delivering strategic projects and achieving financial and sustainability goals;
·                     Ability to build, maintain and leverage strong and varied relationships; and
·                     Energy, tenacity and resilience.
The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation - the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please email a cover letter and your CV quoting the reference number of the job you are applying for in your email to esd@deloitte.co.ke on or before 10 July 2015 addressed to:



The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
e-Mail: esd@deloitte.co.ke
Nairobi Kenya

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