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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 will likely be a good match for  ISK and its programs.  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 who works 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. 

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.



Specific vacancies are posted and updated on a regular basis.
Updated: March 27, 2014

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.


Vacancies for 2014-15

Definite Vacancies for 2014-15

High School Counselor (Recruitment Profile .pdf)

High School Modern Language Teacher (French or Spanish)  (Recruitment Profile .pdf)


Possible Vacancies for 2014-15


Local Hire Definite Vacancies



Part-Time/Local Hire Definite Vacancies


Support Staff Vacancies

Finance Manager

The International School of Kenya is seeking to hire a qualified Finance Manager.

The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing the school’s financial systems, including outsourced non-educational services. The person’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing ISK’s business affairs and budget in line with quality educational practices.
  • Working closely with the Business Manager to align support systems to enhance the school’s educational Mission, Vision and Aims.
  • Serving as a senior administrator on the Administrative Team.

 For a full description of the position, please see the job profile (pdf). If you feel that you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, letter of interest, and three recent references and their contacts to before April 10, 2014.


Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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.

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.

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.

We discourage people from bringing pets because it is hard to find appropriate accommodation within ISK's accommodation policy.

Contact us for more information

If the links on this page do not address your query please email us.

employment emails: hrmanager
all ISK email addresses end

Applicants will be more likely to attain positions if they arrange for a personal interview in Kenya or through the recruiting agencies than those who have not had a personal interview.


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