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Vacancies in Nova Academies, Kenya

Want to Develop 21st Century Youth?

Nova Academies is a pan-African school network that prepares the next generation of leaders and innovators through world-class teaching methods with an emphasis on 21st century skills.

We look for passionate and creative individuals who are eager  to bring in their diverse perspectives and experiences to develop innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

Position:
 Senior Procurement Associate

As the Nova Procurement Consultant you will play a critical role in overseeing all bulk procurement activities at the institution while maintaining international standards and best practices .

Function: Network

You will perform the above mentioned responsibilities for both our Ondiri and Tatu City campuses. 


This is for an initial 6 months pending extension based on the Organization's’ needs

Report To:
 Director of Operations

The Nova Way
 
Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life.
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly.
  • We are radically open: We share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow.
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning.
How will your consultancy at Nova look like?
  • Develop a Procurement Plan and corresponding procurement and purchasing strategies in line with the goals and objectives of the institution.
  • Establish procurement processes and systems
  • Develop the procurement manual to be implemented across the organization
  • Identify the procurement needs of the organization by department and develop a procurement plan to ensure that good/services are bought:
1.    At the right price
2.    Of the right quality and standards with specifications that meet user needs
3.    From the right suppliers
4.    In the right quantity, and
5.    Delivered at the right time
  • Oversee the entire procurement process across, ensuring that all the relevant documentation is submitted to the Finance Department for review and payment
  • Oversee the preparation of purchase orders and requisition requests and ensure  are compliant with Nova policies and procedures
  • Develop contract templates for use with the various vendors
  • Develop a dispute resolution policy for Nova and ensure that any grievances pertaining to vendor contracts are addressed during your consultancy
  • Develop a robust supplier database will all the necessary corresponding documentation e.g. copies of operational licenses, PIN, VAT certificates etc and effectively and efficiently manage the database.
  • Developing training manuals to be used for induction/orientation in order to enhance strong adherence to policy within Nova to ensure smooth coordination of the institution’s operations.
  • Preparing weekly reports for discussion with the Director of Operations
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Director of Operations to enhance coordination.
Who are you?
  • Professional: You must have previous exposure to assignments of this nature that have exposed you to the end to end development of a Procurement Department, Systems and Processes
  • Honesty/Integrity: You have a previous record of integrity and can be trusted with all the purchasing needs of the institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement from an accredited university.
  • Between 5 to 7 years experience
  • Energetic and passionate about procurement, creative and innovative in cost-cutting measures that deliver the prescribed quality and standards
  • A top performer with a strong academic background
  • Adept at using the most recent procurement systems
  • Previous experience on managing large-size projects is an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with international procurement
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?  

Then
 CLICK HERE to apply online


Position: Technology Educator
 

As a Technology Educator you you will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience using technology to solve real world problems  for our students using the 8.4.4 curriculum combined with the best international practices. 

This is an opportunity to be the technological force behind the creation of a transformative school model with the future of Africa’s youth at stake 

Function: School

Your role will be based at our Nova Ondiri Campus, Kikuyu Township, Kiambu County

Reports To: Principal

Our team culture is designed to reinforce our vision:
  • We model the growth mindset we want our students to embody; you are challenged every day and, as a result, you grow more than at any other point in your life
  • We pursue excellence in every detail and do whatever it takes to produce great work quickly
  • We are radically open: we share tough messages and our own vulnerabilities to help us grow
  • We bring infectious energy, enthusiasm and fun to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning
How will your  typical Week at Nova Look Like?
  • Helping to design a world class computer studies programme that will be used in Nova schools across the region.
  • Infusing joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited about and invested in their academic excellence .
  • You will be a founding member of the team that will develop the instructional model that we will use in our first school in Kenya in January 2016 and then in schools throughout the region.
  • Ensure that technology is being used effectively and innovatively throughout the school
  • Integrate interactive technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
  • Maintain professional competence in instructional techniques and in specialized teaching through in-service education activities and self-selected professional growth activities
Who you are?
  • Energetic and passionate about education.
  • You have a world-class understanding of technology, programming, hardware, and software. You have such a strong understanding that you are able to teach others.
  • You are able to develop new ways of presenting information that are both exciting yet still accurate. You are creative in the ways that you approach technology.
  • You’re not scared of change. You thrive in organizations that constantly adapt and evolve. enough to deal with the changes of plan and unexpected tasks that arise in a founding school.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject(s) Engineering, Computer Science etc
  • Certificate in teaching or interest in obtaining a certificate in teaching
  • You have distinctive experience and interest in technology (e.g., coding) and have used technology in your teaching or have taught about the facets of technology that you already know.
  • Knowledge of C programming is an added advantage.
Does working at Nova Academies excite you?  
 

If you’re a great fit, we will drop everything and call you immediately 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.

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