International School Deputy Principal Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Deputy Principal, Academics

Tenure: Full Time

Reporting to: The Principal

Department: Cambridge

Location: Nairobi


Our client is a well-known reputable International school, looking to on board a Deputy Principal, Academics to join their team.

The role holder should have at least 7 years of prior working experience, 3 of which must be of senior level in a recognized institution.

The job holder should be abreast in providing professional and progressive academic leadership to ensure sustained success and continuous improvement to meeting global standards in academic excellence.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To work closely with the Principal to create a shared vision and strategic plan which inspires and
    motivates students, staff and stakeholders of the schools’ community.
  • To be able to take a strategic role in the development of the new and emerging technologies to
    enhance and extend the learning experience of students.
  • To ensure that the school progresses for the benefit of its students and their community.

Academic Role

  • To assist the Principal in implementation of the school curriculum as per the School Standards and
    International standards as prescribed by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
  • To Work with the Principal to secure and sustain effective teaching and learning throughout the school and to monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of students’ achievement, using benchmarks and setting targets for improvement.
  • To Ensure all students receive good quality education through a programme designed to promote a stimulating style of learning in a safe and secure school environment.
  • To co-ordinate and execute assessments and examinations in line with the School and CAIE regulations and standards across all School levels.
  • In consultation with the Principal, to direct the process of teaching and learning for quality assurance in curriculum delivery.
  • In consultation with the Principal, to evaluate and approve development and orders for teaching and learning resources, Teaching and Learning Files and their utilisation.
  • In consultation with the Principal, to conduct appraisals in teaching and learning, advise on training needs and prepare training schedules for capacity building of teachers to in in tandem with emerging global trends.
  • To schedule and conduct academic meetings.
  • To lead in the interpretation and analysis of data derived from diverse assessments and examinations and develop academic records for reference by stake holders.
  • To plan, prepare and execute Parent/Student Forums and activities that involve academics and co-
    curricular activities.

Learning and Character Formation Role

  • To Lead and supervise school students’ guidance and counseling programs that will enhance individual learning and positive character formation.
  • To facilitate high level consultative communication flow with the students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the wider community.
  • To ensure sound spiritual beliefs and core values are integrated in the learning process and way of life in the school.
  • To maintain a culture of high level of self-discipline and work ethic among students.
  • To ensure that students are properly guided and mentored to be able to objectively choose their
    future careers.
  • To ensure that students receive, understand, and embrace school rules and regulations. Students’
    discipline should be handled according to School Disciplinary policy.

Administrative Role

  • Oversee interviews and admissions of students to maintain optimum levels in accordance with set
    standards and guidelines that ensure quality and optimum enrolment.
  • To Initiate, design and implement innovative programs to meet specific needs of the school in
    consultation with the Principal.
  • To maintain adequate inventory, security and accountability for school properties.
  • To act as a liaison between the school and the Ministry of Education (in the absence of the Principal)
    and the community.
  • To ensure the school health, safety and occupational regulations are observed in order to make the school a safe learning environment.
  • To prepare and approve the preparation of reports, records, lists, and other paperwork appropriate for the effective administration of the school.
  • To liaise with the Administrator and ensure that the school transport services are efficient and cost
  • To Participate in budgetary formulation and cost management within the school.
  • To ensure effective utilization of the company resources in line with set budget.
  • To ensure that students’ medical cases are handled as per the set guidelines.
  • To liaise with the Administrator to ensure the school amenities are maintained to the standards set.

Management of the School

  • Assist the Principal create a culture that reflects the school’s values and enables processes to work
    effectively in line with legal requirements.
  • To ensure the school’s educational goals and priorities are achieved.
  • To manage and organize the school’s environment efficiently to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum as well as health and safety regulations.


  • You will be accountable to the Principal by ensuring that students enjoy and benefit from high quality education, promoting collective responsibility and entire community as a whole.
  • Assist the Principal develop a school ethos which enables everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for outcomes.
  • Assist the Principal facilitate the performance appraisals for the teaching staff in line with the school’s guidelines.

Safeguarding and Protection of Children

  • Assist the Principal in ensuring all policies and procedures adopted by the Management are fully
    implemented and followed by all staff in adherence to National and International laws that govern
    Child Protection.
  • You will ensure all staff feel free to raise concerns about unsafe practices in regard to students and such concerns are addressed sensitively and effectively in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain effective partnership with parents to support and improve students
    ‘achievement and personal development.
  • Co-operate and work with relevant agencies to protect students.


  • A Minimum of a Bachelor of Education degree or its equivalent from a recognized
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education will be an added advantage i.e. Masters, PHD etc.
  • Must be a valid registered TSC member.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite packages.
  • Must have a proven track record of strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to achieve school objectives through team work.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Must be a person of Integrity and ethics.
  • Strong focus on customer centricity to students, staff and parents.

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge, send an application by email to with the subject ‘Deputy Principal, Academics’ by Tuesday,11th October 5:00pm EAT.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Residents, non-residents and candidates with dual citizenship can also apply.