Innovative Schools Programme Coordinator

POSTED: April 16, 2024Category: GeneralBY: AISA P9


Position: AISA Innovative Schools Programme Coordinator
Location: AISA Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: July 1st, 2024
Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Hours: Part-time Consultancy, 24 hours per week
Application Deadline: April 26th, 2024

Welcome to AISA:
Are you ready to drive educational innovation in international schools across Africa? As the AISA Innovative Schools Programme Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing innovations in teaching and learning through the use of appropriate technologies across our network of internationally-minded schools. This is an opportunity to lead transformative initiatives that prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

About AISA:
The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) is a leading pan-African organization dedicated to transforming student learning by nurturing a collaborative learning community of accredited, internationally-minded schools across Africa. AISA supports professional growth, good governance, strategic thinking, and the wellbeing of the entire community of schools, fostering a shared commitment to international-mindedness and continuous learning.

AISA’s Core Values:

• Being open to differences leads to knowledge and understanding.
• All individuals have intrinsic worth.
• Nurturing is necessary for growth and change.
• Personal fulfilment derives from defining a sense of purpose and making connections through service to others.
• A sense of belonging enables people and communities to thrive.
• All people want to learn, and people learn differently.
• When people work together, better outcomes are more likely.
• The development of international-mindedness is fundamental to being successful in an interconnected world.

Strategic Focus Area: AISA Innovative Schools Program:
To foster educational innovation by creating a comprehensive and forward-thinking digital ecosystem in AISA member schools. This includes a focus on cybersecurity, technology integration, IT policy development, and research & innovation efforts. The goal is to create a supportive environment for creativity and critical thinking, modernizing traditional teaching methods to better prepare students for future challenges.

Position Overview:
The AISA Innovative Schools Programme Coordinator is responsible for the effective coordination and management of initiatives aimed at enhancing educational practices among member schools through the effective integration of educational technology in the classroom. This role involves the mobilization of resources, facilitation of innovative programs, and fostering connections within the AISA network to promote educational excellence and innovation. The incumbent will report to the AISA Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead a holistic approach to the integration of educational technology in AISA member schools through coaching and support for educators, tech coaches, and tech integration staff.
• Facilitate professional learning sessions on educational technology, blended learning, and instructional coaching to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.
• Develop and support academic continuity (emergency preparedness) plans in AISA schools through the use of appropriate technologies.
• Drive the adoption of innovative practices and technologies across member schools to foster creative problem-solving and enhance student learning outcomes.
• Act as AISA’s point of contact for educational technology issues and discussions with vendors (AISA Associate Members) and learning partners regarding digital tools/resources for teaching and learning.
• Evaluate and promote the use of tools offered by learning partners and negotiate favorable licensing and/or purchase deals for AISA schools.
• Curate and share resources for AISA educators to support effective student learning through the use of technology within the classroom and remote settings.
• Facilitate AISA educational technology Communities of Practice (CoPs) and review the gains made by this group on an annual basis.
• Support the benchmarking process of current educational technology provision and lead an annual survey across member schools to measure growth in educational technology implementation and outcomes.
• Represent AISA in the World Digital School project (WDS) to identify technology solutions that support effective student learning within the classroom and in remote settings.


• Proven experience in educational program management or coordination, preferably within an international or multicultural environment.
• Strong understanding of educational technologies and innovative teaching practices.
• Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, multicultural environment.
• Commitment to AISA’s core values and mission.

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Education, International Education, or related field.
• 5+ years of experience in educational technology and innovation.
• Classroom support experience using an educational technology model is a plus.
• Experience working with international schools or in cross-cultural educational settings.
• Familiarity with the educational landscape in Africa.

Remuneration and Benefits:
A competitive consultancy fee commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate will be provided. Details of the benefits package will be discussed during the hiring process.

Application Process:
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to the AISA Executive Director at [] by Friday, April 26th, 2024. In your cover letter, clearly explain how your experience, skills, and qualifications meet the job requirements, and discuss your motivation for applying for this position. Please note that candidates must possess the necessary work permits to work in Kenya, as AISA is unable to assist in obtaining these permits.

Join AISA to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of education in our member schools through innovative and collaborative educational initiatives.

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