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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.

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.

Specific vacancies are posted and updated on a regular basis.

Updated: September 5, 2014

Vacancies for 2015-16

Definite Vacancies for 2015-16

Middle School Learning Support (Recruitment Profile)
Elementary School Counselor (Recruitment Profile)
Elementary Music Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
Upper Elementary Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
Lower Elementary Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
Middle School Choir & Band Teacher (Recruitment Profile) 

Possible Vacancies for 2015-16

Elementary PE Teacher (Recruitment Profile)
HS Social Studies/IB Economics (Recruitment Profile)
Elementary Librarian (Recruitment Profile)
Elementary IT Teacher (Recruitment Profile)

Local Hire Definite Vacancies


Part-Time/Local Hire Definite 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.

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:

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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