Director of Studies – (Cambridge / Education / Development) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Eastern Africa
Posted 2 years ago

Reference No. Reference Number: CDTALDOS1

Reference Number: CDTALDOS1


Job Description:

This role is primarily focused on providing leadership in relation to K-12 curriculum and encompasses responsibility for the academic care of all students, assisting the General Manager with leadership and management of all aspects of learning and teaching. It is the role of the Director of Studies to guide best practice in the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning programs.

The Director of Studies is a member of the school’s management team and chairs the heads of studies per school cycle.

The Director of Studies is a member of the school’s teaching community and as such, will participate in the regular life of the school.



The Director of Studies will work collaboratively with the General Manager regarding specific directions in pedagogy and curriculum in line with the overall vision for teaching & learning at the school. He/she will contribute to data-informed decision making for continuous improvement in the school’s academic outcomes.

The Director of Studies provides key administrative leadership in areas affecting the academic program of the school and has responsibility for the smooth running of the academic program in the following areas:


  • Academic Organization
  • Academic Guidance
  • Academic Compliance

Academic Organization

  • The development and oversight of the school timetable
  • Approving staff professional development applications
  • Supporting teacher accreditation processes for teachers, in liaison with the school Cambridge accreditation
  • Overseeing each department’s staffing allocations and timetable
  • Overseeing Academic Reporting processes
  • Overseeing organization of all examination and testing periods
  • Overseeing processes for recording assessment data
  • Calendar management in relation to external providers
  • Calendar management in relation to curriculum-based excursions
  • Attendance at and contribution to calendar meetings
  • Administration related to the curriculum, such as textbooks, practicum placements and examination timetables

Academic Guidance

  • Overseeing processes for, liaison with and provision of advice to students, teachers and parents on subject selection and subject and class changes
  • Working collaboratively with the General Manager in ensuring the delivery of quality teaching and learning programs, including programs of acceleration, extension, support and remediation, including differentiation at all levels, through liaison with heads of department
  • Liaison with the Careers Advisor on student career education programs
  • Provision of study skills advice to students and the development of student study skills program
  • Mentoring Heads of Department in areas of curriculum development and leadership attributes
  • Complaints management relating to academic matters: student complaints, teacher complaints, parent complaints
  • Monitoring student academic progress
  • Oversight of the selection of the recipients of annual academic awards

Academic Compliance

  • Compliance with the requirements of Cambridge International in relation to curriculum
  • Processes relating to Cambridge registration, including the maintenance of work samples, teaching programs, registers and assessments
  • Contribution to annual reporting requirements as related to curriculum and staff
  • professional learning



Within the context of the role described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has:

  • Demonstrated the capacity to provide leadership in learning for the achievement of quality learning outcomes for all students
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity to develop and sustain productive relationships within and beyond the school community
  • Capacity to use strategic thinking and analytical skills to contribute to educational outcomes of all students
  • Demonstrated support for and the capacity to develop and maintain an organizational culture based on ethical professional and personal behaviors and values
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in curriculum across all subject areas
  • Love of teaching and working with children
  • Ability to engage and inspire colleagues
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers
  • Strong Information and Communication Technology skills
  • Ability to contribute to the life of the School
  • Support of the ethos of the School


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Chalden Du Toit at


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