School Principal / Directeur (trice) d’école élémentaire

École Bilingue

A new bilingual primary and elementary school is looking for a passionate person to handle the role of school principal as soon as possible. Are you willing to help a startup establish a role model school program ?

Terms of Reference

Position : School Principal Location : Dakar,Senegal

Works in Close Coordination with: Director, Recruitment Director, Communication Consultant and Financial Consultant

Main Objectives

  • Establish an academic program that meets the educational needs of each student.
  • Implementation of the school’s curriculum
  • Research new resources and techniques to improve teaching
  • Provide guidance and counseling to teachers

Roles and Responsibilities:

Program Creation

  • Responsible for instigating, facilitating and expanding the school’s educational and cultural mission by creating/developing, contracting and coordinating informal hands-on learning programs for students including:
    • Afterschool/Vacation/Camp programming
    • Makerspaces (quarterly)
    • Children’s Exhibitions (quarterly)
  • Write and design text and materials to be used in exhibitions, programs for on and off-site audiences. This may include (but not limited to) children’s guides, resource kits for teachers and other didactic material.
  • Responsible for the development of students programming, in particular lab/High tech programming.
  • Support in the creation of open source materials.

Program Management

  • In conjunction with the Director, support the development, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive program schedule.
  • Responsibility for audience development of students through targeted activities, responsive to the needs of the school’s visitors, including schools.
  • Outreach and liaison with the educational community, including public and private primary, secondary and non formal educational settings.
  • Oversee the delivery of programs and exhibits with particular attention to the maintenance of high quality facilitator/child/visitor interaction.
  • Support the Director in developing partnership programs.
  • Work with the Communications team to make sure programs are appropriately communicated.
  • Work with the Recruitment Director, Finance Consultant to develop budgets for activities and programs (e.g. vacation, school visits, Saturday programs, daily programs, etc.)
  • Oversight of the school’s program teams during programming and special events.

Program Evaluation and Documentation

  • Work closely with the Director and Recruitment Director to organize regular evaluations of the school’s informal learning opportunities.
  • Organize and support evaluation and impact assessment of programs, including those delivered through partners and/or outside facilitators.
  • Support in developing pedagogical approaches
  • Develop Curriculum/toolkits for schools and partners.
  • Development of evaluation tools and materials to evaluate children’s growth and development.


  • Fluent in English and French;
  • Relevant experience working with children in formal and non formal educational settings.
  • Majors or potential majors in Education or social science preferred. Master’s degree or Master’s coursework in Education a plus
  • Dynamic, able to adapt to changing environments, cross cultural sensitivity, able to multitask and work under pressure.
  • Strong customer relations skills.
  • Strong computer and Internet research skills
  • Flexibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff.
  • Team Player, Problem Solver and Active Track Record of Professional
  • Pro-activity.
  • Passionate about diversity and multilingual environments and a firm believer in African youth as changemakers.
  • Fierce belief (and patience) in start-up cultures as learning organizations.
  • Trimester Updates
  • Program Updates
  • Required Meetings
  • Biweekly with Leadership Team


Interested candidates can send their CV at the address below.

Application deadline: 20 October 2021.

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