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Creation Date: 2016/11/17 04:52:37
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Department of Education and Knowledge

School Improvement Program Manager "Education Background+ Professional Development"
Department of Education and Knowledge

Job Description

*Position Title:
Program Manager - School Improvement

Note: This position requires the employee to be able to visit the schools in Al Ain and the Western Region.

*Job Objective:
- To manage and participate in strategy implementation, to identify key issues/challenges and enhance performance of private schools in the Emirate. To develop private schools in the Emirate so they are positioned to deliver the highest quality of service to the community.

*Functional Role:
- Manage research activities to ensure that critical issues/challenges faced by private schools in the Emirate are identified;
- Develop and manage implementation of school improvement strategies;
- Design and manage implementation of key development programs across ADEC and applicable to private schools (for example, Villa School Replacement Plan);
- Coordinate with Licensing & Accreditation Division with the view of providing support to underperforming schools and assisting them in obtaining operational licenses;
- Conduct focus groups at private schools with both internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis and document their outputs as basis for further research;
- Develop school improvement incentive programs which attract the interest of private school operators; such programs can be financial or non financial and are intended to raise the profile of private schools in the Emirate as well as enhance their overall performance; design eligibility criteria in a way which is in alignment to the P-12 Policy Sector’s vision for education;
- Coordinate with Promotion & Business Development Division to ensure that incentive programs are communicated to the appropriate audiences and obtain the exposure they require to obtain full buy in;
- Perform other duties as requested.

*Academic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree as a minimum, in a relevant education discipline;
- Master’s degree in a relevant education discipline preferred.

*Professional Experience:
- Nationals: 6 years’ experience in school performance and development in a rapidly improving modern education system;
- Some experience as a head of department and/or member of the senior leadership team, in a high performing school or schools;
- Direct experience of more than one educational system/curriculum;
- Experience specialising in educational performance and optimisation;
- Demonstrated ability in designing programs which enhance performance;
- Bilingual (English/Arabic) preferred.


- Knowledge of quality (improvement) within a school context
- Knowledge of program design
- Proactive Decision Making Skills
- Change Management Skills
- Strategic Planning Skills


Education or any relevant major

Job Details

  • Search by Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Education/Training
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Management
  • Years of Experience : Min: 6
  • Residence Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Nationality: United Arab Emirates
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

Company Profile

Department of Education and Knowledge was set up in September 2005 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Department of Education and Knowledge is an independent corporate body and enjoys full legal status, as well as financial and administrative independence in all its affairs. ADEC has embarked on a campaign to aggressively increase its headcount to be able to better serve the its mandate. The primary focus of the council is to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The education council is currently seeking qualified and motivated individuals to be part of this exciting opportunity to shape the educational system in Abu Dhabi. The council offers great positions to work in a dynamic and energetic organization that addresses areas that are of strategic importance to the future of Abu Dhabi. It is especially advantageous to join ADEC in these early stages due to the great growth opportunities.