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ISK seeks to employ and retain professionals of the highest quality.  Faculty with overseas experience, demonstrated collaboration skills, a commitment to their own professional growth, and a deep enthusiasm for providing a challenging nurturing environment within which our students will thrive.  ISK is especially interested in dynamic educators comfortable with data-driven systems for ensuring student learning, and who thrive in a collaborative professional environment focused on continuous improvement.

The ISK community is a close one. Teachers who come to live and work with us in Nairobi enjoy the warm, collegial atmosphere of a professional learning community, as well as a beautiful, temperate climate and opportunities for travel throughout the splendid parks and beaches of East Africa. 

Everyone who is an employee, a volunteer or a consultant working with children at ISK has to have a police check for 2 years in their current country, or a Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya if they are already resident in Kenya.

Some of our teaachers live in the ISK housing compound and some in apartments based on available space.  Most landlords do not accept pets in their apartments.  For this reason, bringing pets to Kenya is dependent on available accommodation.

All employees must present evidence of a police clearance from their current country of employment or a Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya that is provided to the end of the year prior to accepting employment at ISK.

ISK Candidate Teacher Profile (.docx):  All teacher applicants must complete and submit this form.  Please print, fill, scan and email to together with your complete application.

 A Growing School Means Increased Professional Opportunitites

Our new Elementary School will be completed by June 2015. This new facility enables us to open four (4) grades per class in Grades 1-5, three (3) Kindergarten classes and two (2) PreK 4 classrooms. This growth and expansion also opens up new teaching opportunitites at ISK, not only in the ES but throughout the school.


                                                     ISK's new Elementary School opened in August 2015

ISK Candidate Teacher Profile (.docx):  All teacher applicants must complete and submit this form.  Please print, fill, scan and email to together with your complete application.

Immediate Openings

Upper Elementary (Grade 4) Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
Early Childhood Teacher (for age 4-5 years old) (Recruitment Profile)


Definite Vacancies for 2016-17

High School English / IB English Teacher (Recruitment Profile)

Middle School Math Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
Middle School and High School Librarian (Recruitment Profile)

Possible Vacancies for 2016-17

Assistant High School Principal (Recruitment Profile)

High School Counselor (Recruitment Profile)

Middle School Learnng Support Teacher (Recruitment Profile)


Part-Time Vacancies


Support Staff Vacancies


Required for Employment

Applicants seeking employment at the International School of Kenya must have the following qualifications:

Mandatory for all applicants

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophy, mission and goals of ISK
  • An exemplary personnel record
  • Reference contact information both email and phone numbers
    from current and recent supervisors
  • Evidence of professional commitment to continuous growth
  • Police Clearance Certificate

For Teachers

  • A recognized teaching certificate
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills
  • Student-oriented philosophy and skill set
  • Technology competencies appropriate to 21st century educators
  • A commitment to extra-curricular activities beyond the normal teaching day
  • A minimum of two years' relevant teaching experience within the last five years
  • Inclusive practices for a wide range of learners
  • Current experience in a standard based curriculum program
  • Designing differentiated instruction and assessment for a wide range of learners

Desirable but not mandatory

  • Experience in a culturally diverse international school
  • A second area of certification for MS/HS certificated employees
  • A fifth year of formal preparation beyond the Bachelor's degree for ES certificated employees

For other professionals

  • A relevant certificate
  • A minimum of two years' relevant experience within the last five years
  • See the appropriate recruitment profile

Contact us:

If the information on this page does not address your query, please email us.

Employment emails: hrmanager

All ISK email addresses end


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