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The Following Jobs Are Available At Nova Pioneer Schools For Innovators And Leaders

  1. High School Kiswahili Teacher (3 Months Maternity Cover)

  2. IRE (Islamic Religious Education) Specialist Teacher

  3. Substitute Teachers (Tatu Primary)

  4. Substitute Teachers (Athi River Primary)

  5. Substitute Teachers (Eldoret HighSchools)

  6. Substitute Teachers (Tatu HighSchools)

  7. Dean of Students, Tatu Girls

  8. Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning (Internal Job Advert

  9. Laboratory Technician




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1. High School Kiswahili Teacher (3 Months Maternity Cover)

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar High School Kiswahili Teacher to serve as a 3 months maternity cover for our Tatu City Girls Campus. Please note this applies to teachers who have 3+ years teaching experience. You will play a critical role in delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our students. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.




ABOUT NOVA PIONEER

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 13 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. 




ABOUT THE ROLE

Key responsibilities for the role include: 

  • Teach and deliver exceptional, real-world, enquiry-based Kiswahili lessons that align with the Kenya curriculum requirements.
  • Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with students, their families and colleagues. 
  • Develop lessons plans and partner with the Learning Design Team in reviewing and updating lessons when required/ desired.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and maintain an organized and focused learning environment.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited and interested in their academic excellence.  



  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for the growth and success of all students, both in academic and cultural expectations.
  • Be accountable for student's mastery of content and academic standards.
  • Integrate interactive technology into lessons to enhance instructional delivery.
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide effective student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behaviour and model expected behaviour at all times for students to emulate
  • Consistently meet the ambitious goals of a rapidly-growing organization



  • Serve as a teacher on duty and/or boarding teacher on duty and support school-wide programs aimed at behaviour interventions.
  • Timely capture of students data on academic outcomes and articulation of students progress to NP families and other stakeholders when called upon to do so.
  • Serve as a homeroom teacher when called upon to do so.

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • TSC certification and a relevant Degree in Education.
  • Strictly 3+years teaching experience.



  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.

HOW TO APPLY




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2. IRE (Islamic Religious Education) Specialist Teacher

Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar IRE (Islamic Religious Education) Teacher to teach at our Tatu Primary Campus.

You will be responsible for delivering an exceptional 21st Century learning experience for our Islamic learners. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century




ABOUT NOVA PIONEER

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation, and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 13 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.




ABOUT THE ROLE

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
  • Plan and execute appropriate activities for the children each day according to the curriculum, schemes of work and lesson plans.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.



  • Observe and evaluate each child’s progress and provide a written report to the Principal through line manager(s) and other school leaders and parents.
  • Monitor and keep record/ reports of the children’s progress and development.
  • Instruct learners individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet learners' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among learners.



  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide learners in learning from those activities.
  • Attended professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Participate in character building and behaviour management.

Role-specific responsibilities for an Islamic Religious Education Specialist include:

  • Deliver IRE Lessons under the Nova Pioneer Instructional Model in line with CBC and/or 8-4-4 requirements, based on level.
  • Oversee and coordinate IRE activities and projects in the school programme.



  • Prepare Schemes of Work and design plans for IRE lessons. 
  • Set relevant themes for school IRE activities and programmes.
  • Organise IRE  events in and outside school.

 

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a TSC certificate.
  • A relevant degree in Education/ P1 Diploma/ P1 Certificate.
  • You have 1-2+ years teaching experience.



  • You have good working skills with technology such as Zoom, Google Suites (Gmail, Google Slides), Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver – you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.



  • You are excited about our organisational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
  • You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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3. Substitute Teacher Jobs

Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Substitute Teachers to teach various subjects in our Eldoret Highschool Campuses. 

This is a temporary role opening (2- 4 weeks teacher coverage) where applications will be reviewed on a rolling/ continuous basis. 

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic teachers to play a role in delivering an inquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century. 




ABOUT THE ROLE

Key responsibilities for the role include: 

  • Teach and deliver exceptional, real-world, inquiry-based lessons that align with the Kenya curriculum requirements.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students, and maintains an organized and focused learning environment.
  • Infuse joy and passion for learning in lessons so that students are excited and interested in their academic excellence.  
  • Integrate interactive technology into lessons to enhance instructional delivery.



  • Maintain positive, constructive, and professional relationships with students, their families, and colleagues. 
  • Set and communicate rigorous and ambitious goals for all students and provide effective student feedback so they internalize them.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behaviour and model expected behaviour at all times for students to emulate




ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • TSC certification and a relevant Degree in Education.
  • You have 2+years of teaching experience.
  • You love teaching and care deeply about the success of every student
  • You have an understanding of and passion for inquiry-based, student-centred learning
  • You are deeply committed to your development as a teacher and welcome constructive feedback, translating feedback into improvements and innovations in your approach and your classroom



  • You can work within a team-based environment and collaborate with other Resident teachers and Deans.
  • You are a great communicator. You can provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change – you handle uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity well.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.




HOW TO APPLY

Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

Please note: You are encouraged to attach your resume in PDF format to protect formatting.

There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage. The process is as follows:

  • Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.
  • Practical demonstration of what you can do: you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for. Teachers sit an assessment and deliver a lesson to a class.
  • Final interview: you’ll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.




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4. Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning (Internal Job Advert

Key responsibilities of the role include:

Living the Nova Culture

  • Fully embrace Nova Pioneer’s values and promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents and members of the outside community  
  • Live the cultural principles inside and outside of the classroom and school.
  • Lead cohesively in a team, being respectful of each person's contribution and style.
  • Maintain positive, constructive and professional relationships with teachers, students, their families and colleagues.



  • Attend daily team, weekly staff and other meetings that arise throughout the school year
  • Contribute as a part of the regional leadership team to support the growth and health of the collective Nova Pioneer brand.
  • Work with the Principal to articulate a compelling short- and long-term vision for the development of the school’s culture and program.
  • Lead key school rituals as needed to model and ingrain a culture
  • Set and model a consistent tone of highest expectations, joy, and growth mindset




The Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning, with the support of the School Principal and the Dean of Instruction and Learning, shall have responsibility for the following key areas:

Instructional Leadership

  • Coach teachers through extensive observation and feedback
  • Facilitate collaboration among teachers within/across grade levels and subject areas
  • Supervise professional development routines and activities across the school
  • Serve as the hiring manager for instructional staff hires



  • Quickly identify and respond to classroom/school culture or behaviour issues
  • Collect, analyze, share and interpret internal and external school assessment data and ensure that data is used strategically to improve student academic performance
  • Oversee planning, execution and analysis of intervention programs targeted at the needs of diverse academic subgroups, whether remedial or enrichment
  • Lead instruction sessions for parents



  • Follow up with the Learning Design team on teachers’ feedback on lesson plans
  • Coordinate with the Academic Support team on the availability of learning materials and teaching resources.

 

ABOUT YOU

  • You have 2+ years of experience in instructional leadership and/or coaching experience in a rigorous high expectations lower and/or upper primary school setting.
  • You have your TSC number and certificate.
  • You have a minimum qualification of a P1 Diploma in Education; a Degree in Education is desirable. 



  • You are widely recognised as a highly effective teacher and can model what great, inquiry-based teaching looks like.
  • You consistently seek out opportunities to grow, whether by asking others for feedback, forming communities of learning with other school leaders or seeking out training.
  • You have a track record of improving other people’s performance through coaching, building uncommonly strong relationships, developing creative training sessions and sharing feedback.
  • A strong community leader, with the ‘head and heart’ to foster a caring community.



  • You have an exceptional ability to think strategically—and are unusually detail-o
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