Head Teacher, AKA Nursery School, Job in Kenya

The position

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate World School. It is the first in the network of Aga Khan Academies established by His Highness the Aga Khan. 

The Academy features state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff. We provide students with education of the highest standard in order to prepare them for lives characterised by leadership and service. Admission to the Academy is means-blind and is based on merit. We consider all eligible students regardless of socio-economic status.

The Academy Fellow will live in an apartment and serve the student residential programme as a Residential Parent promoting community life and are responsible for the follow aspects of student and academic life.


  • While the Academy Fellow does not teach, s/he will be scheduled to have some contact with classes, to engage fully with the learning and teaching of the Academy so that he/she can support students with additional tutoring after school hours and during residential study time.  This will be approximately 10 hours a week (supporting 2 or 3 classes in a subject of the fellow/intern’s choice. Maths and Science are the areas of most need along with English as an Additional Language for our students who join on the Talent Identification Programme from marginalised communities in Kenya.)
  • Developing and delivering the Service- Learning Programme which takes place every week with Years 6-10. This is a 10 hour a week commitment and requires planning the activities, working with community partners, delivering the programme to. Students and colleagues and supporting individual groups as they develop and implement their projects.
  • Academy Fellows play a major role as Residential Parents in guiding residential students in their personal and academic goals and as Mentors for a small group of students to support them academically and socially. As residential parents fellows are expected to develop close relationships with their dorm sons/daughters by checking in with them frequently as well as supervising in an official capacity twice a week and one weekend in three.
  • Academy Fellows are expected to actively contribute to the co-curricular programme in some way such as coaching athletic teams, providing music lessons or running clubs such as gardening, cooking, debating, MUN, TedX, guiding students interested in applying to top international universities with SAT preparation, reading essays personal statements etc
  • Academy fellows will be asked to chaperoning off-campus residential and day trips, including to places of worship

The requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree with excellent academic achievement and a range of interests
  • A  record of significant involvement in residential, student leadership, music, athletic and / or community service during university.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the mission of the Aga Khan Academies: to influence young people to become future leaders in the developing world.
  •  Experience of working with young people or mentoring peers.
  • Proactive self-starter, comfortable working autonomously.
  • Openness to the new experiences, cultures and learning.

How To Apply

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