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Chief Executive Officer

Aga Khan Education Services, UgandaUganda

Aga Khan Education Services (AKES)

The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network and one of the largest private, not-for-profit, non-denominational educational networks in the developing world. 

AKES currently operates over 200 pre-primary, primary, secondary, and higher-secondary schools and programmes in diverse geographic locations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates. Schools offer their respective country's national curricula; some schools in East Africa and Bangladesh also offer international curricula (IB and British). AKES employs over 3,500 teachers and educates over 89,500 students. 

AKES is committed to achieving excellence by continuous improvement of its programmes, services and processes. These activities are planned, organised and financed primarily through national service companies and boards. The boards operate facilities and programmes in close collaboration with other AKDN institutions, government agencies and selected external partner agencies. AKES in East Africa benefits from its association with AKES country networks in South and Central Asia. Models of education that have proved successful in one region are modified and replicated in other regions, thus creating a unique educational system based on universally shared expertise. 

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AKES Uganda Chief Executive Officer

Aga Khan Education Services, Uganda is currently seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for AKES, Uganda which operates three schools in Kampala. The CEO will be responsible for leading its day to day operations and a focus on continuous development and improvement of the current schools to ensure a values based 21st Century relevant education for students. 

To be the successful candidate, you will be a visionary and dynamic leader. You will demonstrate entrepreneurial instinct and have an extensive knowledge of contemporary developments in the global education arena. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity. Highly qualified in business and education management, you will have substantial senior leadership experience, preferably within education organisations. 

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Full Time position

Apply by 05 March 2021

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