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CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER (CAO)

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Omega Schools Franchise Limited is transforming education by addressing one of the emerging world's biggest problems: inadequate access to high quality education for all families, poorer as well as richer. With its unique, daily all-inclusive Pay-As-You-Learn approach, affordable to low-income parents, the company is striving to become the preferred education network for aspirational families across Ghana. Opening its first schools in September 2009, it grew to nearly 40 schools in four years and is now set for further rapid expansion.

OMEGA SYSTEM

The core of the Omega System is its instructional approach that encompasses:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting directly to the Company’s CEO, the Chief Academic Officer will be responsible for the overall day-to-day effective operation of all educational components of the Omega System, including:

The CAO will be expected to use his/her extensive experience and leadership to foster best practices and ensure sustainability and scalability of the educational model. The CAO must be capable of working on two levels – both educational rigour and excellence as well as a cost-effective business approach. The CAO must be capable of driving the Omega System to success in a competitive and fast- paced environment, under cost-constraints, considering a very specific set of macroeconomic and microeconomic circumstances. The post is hands-on, requiring the person appointed to spend considerable time in schools, with children, teachers, school managers and parents.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The person we are looking for is a passionate, committed, energetic educationalist, with at least five-year experience in teachers’ training, curriculum development, assessment and/or educational research. The person appointed is likely to hold at least a master’s degree in education or cognate discipline. He or she must understand the significant role that low cost private schooling is already playing in the Ghanaian and African educational landscape, and be aware of how it can be improved even further. He or she must be excited about the possibilities of improving the educational opportunities for aspirational but low-income families in Ghana, with ideas on innovative teaching and learning approaches. The person must be an excellent leader, a proven manager and be comfortable in a start-up environment, where even though things change quickly, high performance is expected at all times. The person must be data-driven, able to collect, use and understand data, and be aware of how this can inform the educational innovation and support process.

HOW TO APPLY

Kindly send your application letter and CV to info@omega-schools.com.




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