28 Apr 2020

Pedagogical Administrator at Nairobi Waldorf School Trust

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The 1st Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten opened in 1998… …in a small house along the Magadi Road on the outskirts of Nairobi. It was led by 3 teachers from Germany (Florian, Vojko and Irmgard). The following year the school moved to Mbagathi extending the kindergarten to a 1st Grade primary class.

Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) in Nairobi, Kenya seeks to hire a Pedagogical Administrator who will be responsible for overseeing all the Pedagogical Administrative issues, quality of education and standards at the school from Kindergarten to High School levels.

The position holder must be able to build a pedagogical team that works in cohesion with all stakeholders. International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching experience at both primary and high school levels is a requirement.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the development of all learning tools and strategy
  • Direct the development of assessment tools for both learners and teachers
  • Oversee the school’s curriculum development, its implementation and regular evaluation.
  • Oversee and direct monitoring and evaluation of all systems, processes and tools designed by the Pedagogical Team and vet external mentors prior to their being engaged and their performance
  • Mentor Pedagogical leaders and teachers to ensure the school has a well developed team
  • Oversee and guide engagement with stakeholders at all levels and proactively act as liaison between the School, Parent body and Government Educational institutions at both local and international levels.
  • Maintain good relations with the Ministry of Education and ensure the Waldorf curriculum is registered and well recognized in the country and region
  • Develop measures and contingency / management plans for any foreseeable risk in the school curriculum
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the school’s educational policies

Requirements:-

  • Masters degree in Education, Education Administration and Leadership, Curriculum Planning, Development and Implementation, or any other relevant field;
  • Must possess a Bachelors degree in Education or other relevant field;
  • At least 8 years of International Baccalaureate teaching experience at both primary and high school levels
  • A Diploma in Waldorf / Steiner Education is an added advantage
  • Computer Literate in areas such as online research, spreadsheets and word processing;
  • Work experience in a multicultural setting and skilled in change management;
  • Registered with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC)
  • Excellent in both verbal and writing skills with demonstrated experience of both.
  • An assertive and ethical team player with practical knowledge of pedagogical systems and processes and the ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines


      Method of Application

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet the requirements outlined above and can undertake the listed responsibilities should email a one-page cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to [email protected].

The position title Pedagogical Administrator should be indicated on the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until we receive sufficient applications.

The position will be filled as soon as a well qualified individual is identified.






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