Friday, July 7, 2017

Ahazaza School,Director of Studies Jobs in Rwanda

 P.O Box: 35 MUHANGA
Full-time Director of Studies
Ahazaza School
Muhanga District, South Province, Rwanda
The mission of the Ahazaza Independent School is to
empower children and the community by providing the best possible quality education. It acts as a kind of social entrepreneur: aiming to favour the country’s progress through long-term social development.
Ahazaza Independent School was established through the initiative of a small group of residents of Muhanga in October 2005, to provide quality education to children in a rural area. The school which started operating in January 2006, now in 2017 has close to 340 students divided into 13 classes with ages ranging from 3 in the nursery to 12 years old in Primary 6.
The philosophy of the school is based on humanistic values that respect each individual by teaching genuine freedom of thought and caring for quality of life. The courses taught at Ahazaza Independent School aim at contributing to the building of a society that protects freedom, favours initiative and develops a sense of responsibility with a particular emphasis on the full and unconditional respect of freedom of thought.
Ahazaza School is seeking to hire a full time General Manager to lead and manage all aspects of the organization, including engaging the community, managing financial/ fundraising affairs, and supporting the board of directors. The individual will use their strong leadership skills, financial management skills, and fundraising skills to support the operations of the organization. Applicants for this position will be self-motivated individuals with a high degree of initiative and professionalism. 
We are urgently looking for a full-time education director for the Ahazaza School which comprises a primary school, kindergarten and a crèche.
Main task:
The key role of the Education Director is to provide advice and training to teachers and support staff and in particular to provide training in the use of educational materials and techniques. He will also coordinate educational and pedagogical work in teams and advise teachers on how to comply with local, state and national standards and will work closely also with the teachers and support staff to make sure that the school’s rules and regulations are respected.
More generally, he will also ensure that the school is in full compliance will national and local rules and regulations not only with respect to education but also with respect to any other areas of interest to the school and the teachers in particular (e.g. safety regulations, tax rules, labor rules and requirements, etc). in this respect, the Education Director will also supervise the conduct and compliance by the teachers and school staff with all rules and regulations.
Job Duties cover in particular:
  • Research and select textbooks, as well as other educational materials and order or authorize the purchase of supplies
  • Ensure that educational methods of the school are correctly implemented in all classes including by mentoring new teachers, teaching workshops or seminars and observing teachers in the classroom.
  • Ensure integration and use of technology in the classrooms.
  • Provide constructive feedback based on teacher evaluations.
  • Prepare and propose to the school Director budget allocations, expenditures, etc. for the purpose of ensuring that educational targets are met and national and local rules and regulations are complied with
  • Perform personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Prepare the timetable of the class schedules of the teachers at the beginning of each quarter.
  • Ensure that all courses are organized and prepared in advance and that the teachers have proper materials on time.
  • Manage the aspects of attendance of the staff employed in the school, justification of absences and holidays and discipline.
  • More generally, ensure that the instructions given by the Rwandan Ministry of Education are complied with.
  • Prepare written materials as might be required (including correspondence, memos, reports, policy/procedures, budget, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information
Secondary tasks
It is anticipated that the Education Director will devote part of his time (approximately 30 to 50% of his time) to tasks that are not purely educational but cover the general management of the school in support of the school Director.
These tasks cover in particular:
  • Manage the maintenance of school infrastructuresbased on problems/issues identified by the staff (ex; repair of broken window/table/chair; repair of wifi or electricity issues, etc) by ordering the repairs and supervising the work that might also be done by subcontractors.
  • Manage the stocks and prepare a budget at the beginning of each quarter.
  • Oversee the accountant's work (e.g. the proper keeping of the books, the financial management of the stocks, the cash register, bank reconciliation, preparing the financial statements, the payment of validated invoices, taxes) and ensure that this work is done on time.
  • Manage the proper follow-up of payments related to the functioning of the NGO and in particular the payment of the school fees, ensure that reminders are sent if necessary.
  • Make sure that the insurance for buildings, equipment, personnel and children is paid on time.
  • Manage the filing and ordering of all administrative documents and filing cabinets necessary for the proper functioning of the school (legal documents, administrative documents, letters, enrollment files, staff files, meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure that school regulations are up-to-date, update if necessary and communicate it to staff, parents andchildren of the school.
The Education Director will maintain direct relations with the school’s employees, with the parents and with outside sub-contractors and suppliers.
He will report directly to the school Director and will provide all necessary information and questions to the school’s management board.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, entrepreneurship, Business with education, School management or any other related field.
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in school environment.
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills.
  • Experience providing training, feedback, and motivating employees.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications (English, French, and Kinyarwanda )
  • Experience in public speaking, influencing and building relationships.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Depending on performance and his/her abilities it is anticipated that the Education Director will eventually be assisted by a School Assistant and will gradually take more responsibilities that may ultimately lead him/her to become the Director of the School within a reasonable period of time.
PROPOSED SALARY: 300,000 RWF NET to be readjusted after an initial period of 3 months depending on performance, seniorityand experience.
APPLY: E-mail a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, ID and 3 work-related references to Please indicate “Director of Education Position” on subject line of email. Theshortlisted candidates will be contacted for written exam. Deadline is 5th August 2017.

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