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Director, Facilities - Rossyln Academy

Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
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  • Location:
    Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    10 Years and above
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Mar 28, 2023
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Job Description

Responsible to: Chief of Operations & Development (COD)

Grade: N – Directors & Principals


Rosslyn Academy provides a North American-curriculum, Christian educational program (preschool to 12) to families in Kenya. The campus is a 40-acre property in Gigiri, Nairobi. The Facilities Director is one of four directors within the overall Operations arm of the school (the other arm being Academic), the other directors are accountable for HR, IT, and Finance. The Facilities Director collaborates with these Directors on all overlapping areas of operation and decision-making through weekly meetings with the COD, and/or in one-on-meetings as needed.


The Facilities Director provides leadership and direction to the operation of the five Facilities departments and their respective Supervisors (Security, Maintenance, Grounds & Custodial, Transportation, and Food Services) to ensure the daily uninterrupted functioning of operations, toward the business continuity of the school. Each of these departments must meet all local regulatory requirements for a safe, healthy, and clean environment. The position, in consultation with the COD, coordinates and manages through the Supervisors, all building maintenance and minor facility repairs (including campus housing), site orderliness and cleanliness, bus and school vehicle fleet management, safety and security of the campus (including access control), and food services provision to the community (students, staff, and parents).


  • University degree in Degree in Administration, Engineering, or Business Management, or other job-relevant education.


  • Ten or more years of increasingly responsible experience in physical plant/facility maintenance, operations, services, with five or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Aptitude and understanding in the areas of plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC), carpentry, refrigeration, electricity, mechanics, renovation, and construction.
  • Understanding of standard construction methods, terminology, materials, equipment and practices.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and oral format to administrative staff, professional colleagues, governing boards, and teams.
  • Good interpersonal skills to promote good working relationships between staff, external consultants and students.
  • High level of proficiency in computers, inventory software, database systems and facilities related application software and automated building systems
  • Ability to manage complex operational demands with a high degree of customer satisfaction
  • Excellent line management skills to lead motivate and inspire a team
  • Able to delegate effectively ensuring accountability is maintained and results are achieved.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of health and safety legislation and good practice relevant to the position including DOSH and Employment law regulations
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to the school as the centre of its community is essential.
  • Good understanding of procurement, financial management and budgetary control strategies.
  • Evidence of previous project and KPI management experience.
  • Ability to plan ahead to ensure long term goals, objectives and strategies are met.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and to take responsibility for meeting agreed targets.
  • Ability to handle diverse demands/requests from various stakeholders in a polite, relationship-maintaining manner, even if the request has to be denied.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment, being sensitive to all backgrounds.
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  • Confidential.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Tanzania, February 1947: Rosslyn Academy began as a small mud-walled, thatch-roofed building with four pupils and a teacher. Due to the prevalence of malaria, the school initially moved to a higher elevation, just outside what today is the Serengeti.... Read More

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