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The quality of teaching facilities and resources are very
high and the emphasis on innovation, student-centered learning
and student service programs makes this school a beacon
amongst international schools.

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

Child Protection Policy and Police Clearance

Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective practices with specific attention to child protection. In accordance with ISK's Child Protection Policy, all employees must present evidence of a police clearance from their current country of employment and their passport country or a Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya (valid through the end of the year) prior to being employed at ISK. All employees must also certify that they have no history of violating any child protection policies. Background checks will be conducted as necessary.

2018-19 Faculty Vacancies

ISK uses an online application system for faculty vacancies which will require you to answer several pages of questions and upload a number of documents (CV, etc.). This process will take approximately 30-45 minutes and can be completed over as many sessions as required. It will not be considered complete until you submit your application. You will be required to create an account with Frontline.

ISK will never require candidates to send money for application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment or moving to Kenya. We will not ask potential candidates for information related to bank accounts or other private information. If you have been asked to send money to cover such costs, you may be the target of an elaborate scam.

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.

Some of our teachers 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.

One of ISK’s greatest strengths is the caring environment it provides for
students and staff.

A Growing School Means Increased Professional Opportunities

Our Elementary School was completed in June 2015. This 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 opens up new teaching opportunities in the Elementary School and throughout ISK.

- ISK's Elementary School, August 2015

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 including both email and phone numbers
    from current and recent supervisors
  • Evidence of professional commitment to continuous growth
  • Police clearance from current country of employment and/or a Certificate of Good Conduct from Kenya (valid through the end of the year)
  • Signed statement indicating that the applicant has no history of child safety issues or concerns

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

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: recruitment@isk.ac.ke