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Head Coach and Wellness Coach – M-PESA Foundation Academy

M-Pesa Foundation Academy

Recruitment of top talent for a world-class education institution

The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will provide world-class Kenyan education. 
The Academy will admit its first cohort of Form One students in 2016. It is in this view that the M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities:
 
Head Coach 
Ref: HC/09/2015

 

The Head Coach will be responsible for coaching and providing direction to student athletes so as to achieve a high level of skill as well as an appreciation for discipline, sportsmanship and teamwork in various sports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinates all scheduled events in all sports, takes all actions necessary for the proper administration of these events and maintains a master schedule of such events;
  • Accounts for all monies handled in the physical education program in accordance with prescribed The Academy’s procedures;
  • Provides support and leadership to all personnel engaged to teach in the physical education program;
  • Promotes continuous evaluation and development of assigned program(s) and makes recommendations to the Director of Teaching and Learning;
  • Prepares physical education teaching curriculum and schedules and coordinate with other departments and programs;
  • Manages the purchase of new equipment, supplies and instructional materials and ensuring inspection for safety hazards and cleanliness of all equipment; and
  • Supervises sports days, play days, demonstrations, exhibitions and other performances.
Person Specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or related field;
  • Over 8 years’ experience in teaching, coaching and athletics administration;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in an outdoor setting (camping);
  • Experience in developing programs for youth, providing opportunities for students to participate and using questions to promote understanding and higher level thinking skills;
  • Knowledgeable in teaching techniques that meet the diverse needs of students;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and to manage ambiguity;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • Good interpersonal, planning and organization skills.
Wellness Coach 
Ref: WC/09/2015

The Wellness Coach will coordinate the Academy’s health and wellness program for students, faculty and staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and facilitate implementation of a culture of wellness;
  • Design and coordinate before and after school wellness opportunities for students, faculty and staff;
  • Develop and conduct onsite wellness seminars and training courses for students and staff;
  • Developing wellness coaching relationships with students and staff to support them towards better health by providing support, encouragement, and education; and
  • Identify and cultivate with health professionals to secure their support of the Academy’s wellness initiatives.
Person Specifications
  • A degree in health education, nursing, athletic training, nutrition, or other health related field;
  • Two or more years of experience in counseling or life coaching (certification required)
  • Certification from an accredited professional wellness coach training program will be an added advantage;
  • Proven track record in running effective school or workplace wellness programs;
  • Good communication skills; and
  • Stakeholder management experience;
How to Apply

The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation – the values that will drive life across all elements of The Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please email a cover letter and your CV quoting the reference number of the job you are applying for in your email to esd@deloitte.co.ke on or before 2nd October 2015 addressed to:

The Director

Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Email : esd@deloitte.co.ke
Nairobi, Kenya.
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