Aga Khan Education Service, Tanzania (AKEST), is a private, not for profit, service company registered under the Companies Act and operates three schools in Tanzania. The vision of AKES.T is to provide accessible, world-class education, which prepares students to become self-confident, open-minded articulate and ethical young people with academic qualifications to enable them to make productive contributions to their own community and their wider society.

AKES.T is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.
AKEST is looking to hire the following position below based in Dar es Salaam:

Head of School – Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School -Dar es Salaam
Aga Khan Education Services
The position Head of School – Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School ( International Section )
High Level Position Summary
The Head of School will have overall responsibility for all matters related to the school and will be the final sign-off at the school level.

The Head of School will be a visionary leader who will exercise an ethical and moral leadership to develop the school into a school of choice in Dar es Salaam, improving the positioning of the school in the market by enhancing academic, co- curricular, sports and leadership program as well as developing a school culture that emphasizes ethics and values, pluralism, spirituality and excellence.

The requirements

Completed Master’s degree in Education from a reputable, accredited university; and two year’s relevant work experience thereafter.
At least five years’ experience, with demonstrable achievements of leading a Grade 6-12 reputable international school; the experience and drive to lead an intense school improvement and change process and resilience when experiencing difficulties inherent in an emerging system;
IBDP training done over the past three years related to leadership, management & evaluations
IBDP training done over the past three years training for TOK, Extended Essay
IBDP training done over the past three years for programme leader
Proven track record in the effective and efficient management of fiscal and human resources;
Experience with the International Baccalaureate Curriculum Diploma Programme and / or the IGCSE;
Excellent team-building skills, with proven experience in leading, motivating and empowering teams;
Experience in Africa is desirable

Social Development

About the Agency

The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is 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. More information…

Region Eastern Africa
Location Tanzania
Salary Salary and package to attract the best candidate
Job Expires 26-May-2022



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