4 Positions at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

4 Positions at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

4 Positions at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

Assistant Warden at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

Job title

Assistant Warden

Country

Rwanda

Job Category

Full time

Location

Kigali

Time

2 years renewable contract

Salary

Negotiable

Starting

Mid-August 2021

Institution Information

Rivera High School is an international secondary boarding school in Kigali Rwanda, a private education institution that was established in 2007. It was founded in response to the President’s appeal for investors to enter the private education sector. It is a high-quality secondary boarding school with a capacity of 600 male and female learners.

Our Mission is “to produce in large numbers a special quality of student whom universities and employers will compete to enrol, due to their high levels of performance, ethics and good citizenship”.

Our vision is to “deliver a student-centred education underpinned by established teaching skills and a strong school culture which ensures that it is high-performing, disciplined, ethical, self-developmental and aware of its educational and social environment”.

We are one of the few schools in Kigali that offer 3 curriculum – the Rwanda National Curriculum, BTEC and Cambridge International. We are also an accredited BTEC and SAT centre. We are proud of the diversity of our students and staff, with over 10 nationalities represented.

Discipline is highly prized and well maintained at three levels – spiritualsocial and academic.

Reporting Relationships

The Assistant Warden reports to the Head of Boarding and welfare. He/she works closely with the warden, matron, nurses and caretakers.

Job summary/overall goal of the position

The assistant warden is responsible for Maintain a proactive disciplinary profile around the campus of all girls and boys respectively; deal with minor cases on the spot; bring major cases to the Discipline Committee; serve on the Discipline Committee; assist in developing and implementing the disciplinary policies of the school.

Take on counselling duties for the boys in hostels, in collaboration with the School counsellor with the support of the Head of Faculty. Maintain standard counselling routines and bring major/critical cases to the Head of Boarding &Welfare for further management

Duties  and responsibilities

 

 

    

Dormitory Administration

  • Take a Roll Call every evening when there are students in residence. Copy the Roll Call list once a week to the Head of Boarding & Welfare
  • Submit a Daily Report to  the Head of Boarding & welfare using the format provided
  • Host the Weekly Inspection of the Hostel by senior staff and students
  • Draw up/maintain dormitory lists in which each student is allocated a room and a bed
  • Post the lists on the wall at the entrance to each dorm and show the Dorm Captain’s name
  • Label each bed and each locker with the name of the user
  • Post rules for conduct in the dorms and enforce them
  • Post the names of students given area responsibilities in respect of cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Post guidelines for use of the Common Room
  • Post the Emergency Evacuation Rules and rehearse the emergency drills
  • Keep a Hostel Log Book; record details of all incidents involving safety, security, infrastructure and disciplinary issues and any other anomalies.
  • Submit a report to the Head of Boarding & Welfare at the end of every term

Student safety

  • Design safety exit procedures with designated senior/responsible students

Ensure that, from day one, every incoming student knows the hostel layout and the emergency assembly points.

  • Exercise routine supervision of students to ensure that their safety needs are met
  • Ensure that emergency evacuation procedures are known to the students and well understood
  • Carry out regular fire drills in which every student participates. Every student group must have a designated place at the assembly point.
  • Ensure that the keys are accessible in case of fire; precautions must be taken to prevent abuse of the keys
  • Ensure that the hostels are secure against intruders

Student conduct, cleanliness and care

  • Monitor student behaviour in and around the dormitories; deal with offences and misconduct
  • Routinely report all discipline cases to the Discipline Committee or Head of Boarding & Welfare
  • Ensure cleanliness and tidiness in and around the dormitories.
  • Make daily checks on the fittings, furniture and fabrics of the hostels and report cases of loss or damage immediately.
  • Keep a record of such cases of loss and damage, including the name of the person responsible, once known. Develop a culture of respect for the fabrics, furnishings and décor of the hostels.
  • Discourage and give corrective measures, if necessary, any avoidable spoiling of the environment, including drawing graffiti and the like
  • Report sickness cases to the Nurse and copy Head of Boarding & Welfare for immediate management/ treatment
  • Ensure that students are decently and appropriately dressed on leaving the hostels. The students must leave the hostels correctly dressed in full school uniform for their next activity. The school uniform must be correctly and tidily worn.
  • Ensure a decent and appropriate standard of dress in and around the hostels.

Timings

  • Ensure wakes up, night-time roll calls and lights out is strictly enforced by the hostel staff. Hostel roll calls must be taken very frequently and in accordance with school regulations
  • Ensure that the students leave in good time for their next activity and that they return punctually at the end of activities
  • Be physically present in the hostel at critical times to ensure that students are out in time for the next activity and also to give professional support to the other members of hostel management

Routines and standards to observe

  • Assist the Warden in managing, counselling and share responsibilities with the Matron, assistant matron and caretaker.
  • Monitor and supervise the communal activities in the hostels
  • Enforce the TV rules and timings; hostel staff may watch with the students from time to time. (NB: The TV’s are not for use by non-hostel staff; it is important to implement this requirement.)
  • Develop a culture of harmonious living in the hostels – proactively discourage theft and bullying, in particular.
  • Be a role model to the students; counsel, guide and educate them
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness and conduct of school workers assigned to tasks in the dormitories e.g. cleaners
  • Make frequent checks for illicit or prohibited items, such as drugs, tobacco, alcohol and weapons
  • Lock and unlock the hostel doors as per routine requirements
  • Schedule and hold dormitory meetings as a forum for students to raise issues.
  • Attend all school functions and staff briefings
  • Manage and supervise the use of school phones by students within a specified time
  • Work closely with the CCTV Camera staff for daily reports (both night and day) and deal with minor incidences in the report and report to the Head of Boarding and Welfare any serious cases/footage captured for further management

Person specifications

Qualifications, skills and experience needed

    

  • Professional experience and maturity
  • Clean professional record in an educational institution
  • Degree or Higher Diploma
  • Suitability for senior management responsibilities
  • Readiness to reside on-site
  • Balance of firm student management and a humane approach
  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Good IT and documentation skills
  • Exposure to international environments
  • Dedication,
  • Integrity and Stamina

Competences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication skills for dealing with students, parents, teachers and support staff
  • Should be organized, energetic and self-directed.
  • Ability to interact at all levels.
  • Optimizing diversity.
  • Strong intellect and vision.
  • Aligning performance for success.
  • Gender-sensitive

How to apply:

All interested candidates are requested to send their application letters and updated CV together with copies of their academic credentials not later than 04th July 2021,

On our email: recruitment@rivierahighschool.org

We highly encourage females or women to apply.

Note:  Applicants MUST submit 3 referees one of whom MUST be their present Principal/ employer and only school email addresses are valid, NOT random Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc…..

Only qualified applicants will be contacted within 14 days after their submission

Riviera High School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Business and Economics Teacher at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job title

Business and Economics Teacher

Country

Rwanda

Job Category

Full time

Location

Kigali

Time

2 years renewable contract

Salary

Negotiable

Starting date

Mid-August 2021

Institution Information

Rivera High School is an international secondary boarding school in Kigali Rwanda, a private education institution that was established in 2007. It was founded in response to the President’s appeal for investors to enter the private education sector. It is a high-quality secondary boarding school with a capacity of 600 male and female learners.

Our Mission is “to produce in large numbers a special quality of student whom universities and employers will compete to enroll, due to their high levels of performance, ethics and good citizenship”.

Our vision is to “deliver a student-centered education underpinned by established teaching skills and a strong school culture which ensures that it is high-performing, disciplined, ethical, self-developmental and aware of its educational and social environment”.

We are one of the few schools in Kigali that offer 3 curriculum – the Rwanda National Curriculum, BTEC, and Cambridge International. We are also an accredited BTEC and SAT center. We are proud of the diversity of our students and staff, with over 10 nationalities represented.

Discipline is highly prized and well maintained at three levels – spiritualsocial, and academic.

Reporting Relationships

The Business and Economics teacher reports to the Head of Faculty- Business & technology. He/she works closely with colleagues and the Head of the department.

Job summary/overall goal of the position

The Business & Economics teacher is responsible for delivering all lessons to pupils as planned and promote the culture of discipline, stewardship, and excellence in the school.

Duties  and responsibilities

 

 

    

  • To be present in class and deliver all lessons as indicated on the timetable
  • To make schemes of work and lesson plans to cover all her/ his teaching activities and to have these approved by the Head of the department.
  • To attend meetings as called by the head of the department or other senior staff
  • To cover for an absent colleague when necessary
  • To cover the syllabus as per RNEC documentation for the class in question
  • To set preps as per the timetable and correct or test them as appropriate
  • To be available to assist students outside class hours with academic work or helpful advice
  • To ensure that the classroom and the students are equipped with the necessary educational materials and equipment
  • To discipline the students in class and take necessary and appropriate steps to correct them
  • To take care of the students in class and to act in the interests of their welfare in case of emergency
  • To raise student problems with other members of staff as appropriate. i.e. Medical, academic, disciplinary, and psychological issues
  • To participate in clubs and out of hours duties and functions as necessary to the needs of a boarding school
  • To observe the terms of the teachers’ code of conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Person specifications

Qualifications, skills, and experience needed

    

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Education, Entrepreneurship, Business Economics or related field;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience;
  • 3 years teaching Economics in a High school is an advantage
  • Experience in the BTEC International program strongly desirable
  • Experience in the education sector an asset;
  • Must be fluent in English, Fluency in French and Kinyarwanda is an asset;
  • IT skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint…
  • Ability to take initiative, work well under pressure, and carry out work independently;
  • Team player who drives a culture of learning and servant leadership;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Stress management and ability to multitask

Competences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication skills for dealing with students, parents, teachers, and support staff
  • Should be organized, energetic and self-directed.
  • Ability to interact at all levels.
  • Optimizing diversity.
  • Strong intellect and vision.
  • Aligning performance for success.
  • Gender-sensitive

How to apply:

All interested candidates are requested to send their application letters and updated CV together with copies of their academic credentials not later than 04th July 2021,

On our email: recruitment@rivierahighschool.org

We highly encourage females or women to apply.

Note:  Applicants MUST submit 3 referees one of whom MUST be their present Principal/ employer and only school email addresses are valid, NOT random Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc…..

Only qualified applicants will be contacted within 14 days after their submission.

Riviera High School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Head of Faculty – Boarding and Welfare at Rivera High School: (Deadline 4 July 2021)

Vacancy Announcement

Job title

Head of Faculty – Boarding and Welfare

Country

Rwanda

Job Category

Full time

Location

Kigali

Time

2 years renewable contract

Salary

Negotiable

Starting date

Mid-August 2021

Institution Information

Rivera High School is an international secondary boarding school in Kigali Rwanda, a private education institution that was established in 2007. It was founded in response to the President’s appeal for investors to enter the private education sector. It is a high-quality secondary boarding school with a capacity of 600 male and female learners.

Our Mission is “to produce in large numbers a special quality of student whom universities and employers will compete to enroll, due to their high levels of performance, ethics and good citizenship”.

Our vision is to “deliver a student-centered education underpinned by established teaching skills and a strong school culture which ensures that it is high-performing, disciplined, ethical, self-developmental and aware of its educational and social environment”.

We are one of the few schools in Kigali that offer 3 curriculum – the Rwanda National Curriculum, BTEC, and Cambridge International. We are also an accredited BTEC and SAT center. We are proud of the diversity of our students and staff, with over 10 nationalities represented.

Discipline is highly prized and well maintained at three levels – spiritualsocial, and academic.

Reporting Relationships

The Head of Faculty – Boarding and Welfare report to the Principal as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). He/she works closely with the Principal, Deputy Principal, HR, and Heads of Faculty. He/ She is supported by the Dean of students, wardens, matrons, caretakers, nurses, and security

Job summary/overall goal of the position

The Head of Boarding and Welfare is in charge of what happens in the life of the learners outside the classroom. The areas where the learners are likely to be found outside the classroom, and what is expected of them in those areas: in the dormitories, playfields, dining hall, mentorship, discipline, health, staff welfare, church services, community services, and events planning)

Duties  and responsibilities

 

 

    

Dormitories – This is a nerve center of any boarding institution as it defines the quality of life for the learners away from home. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Draw clear programs and procedures to guide boys and girls in the boarding areas
  • Work closely with the Wardens, Matrons, Caretakers, Security to ensure total order and tranquillity in the dorms
  • Set clear time – tables to guide activities in the boarding areas
  • Supervise the efficacy of the wardens, matrons, caretakers, security, and any other employee (s) working in the boarding areas
  • Design and execute the modes and times of entertainment for boys and girls especially on weekends
  • Ensure that the highest standards of cleanliness and order are maintained in these areas at all times.
  • Organize regular inspections of the dorms to get rid of unwanted materials/ items
  • Set clear bedtime and wake-up time and ensure they are strictly observed.

Play Fields – The playfields include all the pitches, the swimming pool, the main hall, and any other place where a game or a sporting activity may take place. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Draw a clear schedule, in collaboration with the Dean of students, for games and all other sporting activities.
  • Promote healthy and competitive sporting activities among the learners
  • Organize tournaments internally and externally
  • Draw season calendar for all sporting activities

Dining – A very busy area during school terms with high sensitivity to time management and learners’ orderliness. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Coordinate with the wardens, matrons, and caretakers to ensure learner punctuality to all meals
  • Ensure meals are served according to set standards and rules
  • Keep the policies governing the dining hall and where necessary effect changes after consulting with the Principal.

Mentorship – It has been established that learners who are emotionally and socially stable perform better in class. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Draw a teacher/ learner mentorship schedule
  • Coordinate and regulate the mentorship program
  • Organize mentorship seminars, workshops, and forums
  • Develop materials and handbooks for mentorship

Discipline – RHS prescribes three levels of discipline namely spiritual, social, and academic disciplines. A learner who is spiritually strong is naturally strong socially and in the majority of cases, such learners are also strong academically. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Strictly apply the existing rules and regulations to maintain high standards of discipline
  • Ensure all learners, old and new, read and sign the school’s code of conduct handbook
  • Develop strategies and mechanisms that prevent or pre-empt misconduct
  • Deal with cases of misconduct according to the laid down rules
  • Involve parents early enough whenever a learner with odd tendencies is identified

Health – The school has a clinic or an infirmary to take care of all ailments. Severe cases are referred for specialized treatment from here, The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Ensure smooth and efficient operations at the clinic
  • Give health updates to the Principal and relevant departments
  • Strictly apply the school’s health policy

Staff welfare – The staff is made up of teaching and non – teaching members. Most of them are accommodated at the campus while others commute. Their welfare has a direct bearing on their performance. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Regulate staff accommodation
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the staff quarters
  • Conduct intermittent surveys on matters affecting staff members

Church services – Every learner in RHS has the liberty to choose their religion. The school only provides the necessary support to enhance their faith. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Draw a clear time – table for all church services
  • Encourage all learners to attend church services
  • Provide counseling on matters of religion

Community services – The school is part of the community and vice versa, hence a symbiotic relationship is inevitable. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Develop a community service schedule
  • Moderate and regulate community service activities
  • Create functional connectivity with the community around us.

Events Planning – In our normal school calendar, a series of events take place in the year. They include Graduation Day, Annual Parents Meeting, Monthly Visitation Days (DVDs), and public holidays. The HoB/W is expected to:

  • Work in collaboration with the relevant offices and departments to organize these events
  • Draw clear programs for the day of these events
  • Perform other duties as assigned and any other administrative tasks needed.

Person specifications

Qualifications, skills, and experience needed

    

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Management, Human Resources Management or related field
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in the Education sector
  • Efficient and organized
  • A skilled communicator and a relationship builder – able to work effectively with colleagues and students
  • IT literate
  • Smartly and professionally dressed
  • Good at prioritizing your time
  • Able to work under pressure
  • A quick learner
  • A willingness to work unsociable hours, including weekends and evenings
  • Proactive, flexible, trustworthy, dependable, and reliable
  • Internationally aware and culturally sensitive
  • Good team player, but also able to work autonomously
  • Willing to play a part in the wider life of the school community
  • Fluent in English is a must, Fluency in Kinyarwanda and French is an asset;

Desirable:

  • Experience in High School Management
  • Regulations and other relevant legislation
  • Proven management skills
  • A logical, structured, and organized outlook on life
  • High levels of energy, an even temper, and a sense of humor
  • The ability to relate to young people
  • Ability to take initiative, work well under pressure, and carry out work independently;
  • Team player who drives a culture of learning and servant leadership;
  • Ability to use analytics for effective personnel management;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kinyarwanda;
  • Cross-cultural communication skills;
  • Stress management and ability to multitask

How to apply:

 

 

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