2nd School Nurse – International School of Dakar – JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Description:

The School Nurse will work in conjunction with the Primary School Nurse to provide and coordinate the medical and health services required for the school as an institution, with the central purpose of serving medical, health and emergency responses and treatment for students, faculty and staff.  The main components of services to the institution include maintaining all health records and documents required of students, communicating information regarding emergencies and treatments to the teachers, parents and administrators concerned, and communicating with the school community regarding health advice and requirements through the school newsletter.  Services also include meeting with teachers regarding individual health plans for students and attending regular faculty meetings.  This is a key professional position in the school, which should be performed with the alertness of medical services that are at the ready at all times.


  • Current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Current CPR certification (for example from American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent).
  • Three year’s experience as a registered nurse is preferred, with additional experience and specialization in a school setting a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not a requirement.

Additional preferable skills

  • Knowledge of French and Wolof 
  • Good understanding of tropical diseases and their impact in tropic environment.
  • Versed in the latest international medical developments. 

Duties, Functions and Tasks: 

  • Serve as a resource to faculty in all matters relating to medical and health issues.
  • Initiate, organize and assist in screening programs, such as blood pressure screening, and provide follow up on the hearing and vision screening conducted by the school, as well as monitoring student’s growth and weight statistics. 
  • Provide students and staff with first aid care, maintaining a level of vigilance and presence to deal with arising emergencies at all times.  Provide information to staff and administration regarding any backup required during a period of absence from the nurse’s office.
  • Due attention to providing Tender Loving Care and patience with patients is a given in daily practice.
  • Communicate with administration, teachers and parents through appropriate means (and documents) any major medical emergencies, head injuries, dangerous and particularly any life threatening events ASAP, including requesting their assistance in obtaining emergency medical responders.  Principals, teachers involved with the particular student, and the student’s parents should all be contacted and receive communication regarding the situation.  First, care for the emergency needs first, second, communicate as needed for additional assistance, and, third, communicate the background and pertinent information once care has been provided.  Use professional judgment to determine steps where flexibility is needed. 
  • Maintain current and accurate health records on all students
  • Obtain parent permission and a medical doctor’s instructions regarding any prescription drugs to be administered by the nurse at school
  • Students should not take drugs independently of the school nurse, who should dispense all medications in person to students
  • Assess and carry out health screening to assure students’ progress and development
  • Maintain and order annual medical supplies in coordination with the business office
  • Serve as school liaison with parents/local medical facilities in regard to medical emergencies and pertinent matters.
  • Maintain a contact list of medical facilities, doctors, psychiatrists, emergency responders and ambulance services
  • Compile in August and update regularly a medical emergency list which is given to faculty and administration
  • Produce and distribute at the beginning of the year an emergency medical information sheet to inform classroom teachers of medical issues involving their students (particularly matters such as peanut allergies, asthma, and similar issues).  Regularly check student records, especially for incoming students, for updates on these issues. 
  • Participate with school staff in the development and delivery of total school health programs, this includes providing classroom lessons on various medical concerns and sex education
  • Advise principals and staff on health matters, particularly in regard to individual student’s health issues and needs
  • Advise the school parent community on health matters and issues regularly in the Jaguar Journal, including information on topics such as early childhood threshold dates for immunizations, good dietary practices, rest and exercise routines.  Also anticipate and address news of impending epidemics such as Measles outbreaks, Bird Flu and Ebola Fever, as well as infections or infestations of viruses, parasites and worms among students on campus
  • Advise staff and administration on appropriate measures to be taken in the event of the risk of communicable diseases endangering the community
  • Prepare and submit various reports as required by the administrative staff
  • Participate in staff in-service and training activities
  • Advise administrative personnel in regard to appropriate exclusion and readmission of students in matters of communicable diseases
  • Take a proactive approach to further development of the services needed by the school community regarding the improvement of health services
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

This is a full time Local Hire position.  The nurse should be in the office at the start of the school day, thirty minutes before classes begin, and remain on duty during the school’s after-school activities and sports programs.  Any further assistance for coverage of events such as field trips and sports tournaments should be anticipated and discussed with administration to assure continuous availability, particularly in the event of needing to hire additional medical personnel for the events. 

Interested applicants should send a letter of Interest and resume to the HR Manager marylenem@faculty.isd.sn

Applications must be submitted by August 24, 2020

Lycée Jean Mermoz Teaching Position

The International Section at Jean Mermoz, which started this school year, will continue to add sections each year. Next year they will have CP (1st),  CE1 (2nd),  CM1 (4th),  and CM2 (5th) sections. The candidate would be asked to teach one afternoon for 2 hours and 8 morning hours during the week.

Anyone who is interested could contact the elementary principal,

Sophie Vanroose at: directrice-primaire@lyceemermozdakar.org 

Job opportunity with MCA

The Millennium Challenge Account – Senegal II (MCA-Senegal II), the Government of Senegal implementation partner for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is hiring! Great opportunities to join a dynamic team focused on solving ambitious energy and economic development issues in Senegal. Currently recruiting Director-level positions on the management team.

Visit: http://www.mca-senegal2-recrute.com/


Knowledge Management Consultant

ISD is seeking a Knowledge Management Consultant to conduct data collection and primary analysis for evaluation of International School of Dakar 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. The position is part-time. Questions can be directed to: board_assistant@faculty.isd.sn.

Terms of Reference

Knowledge management consultant to conduct data collection and primary analysis for evaluation of International School of Dakar 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

Timing                               Between December 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020

Compensation               USD $20,000 for the project

Location                            Dakar, Senegal

  1. Context
    1. The International School of Dakar (ISD)

ISD is a not-for-profit school in Dakar, Senegal.  ISD was founded in 1987 through an agreement between the Government of Senegal and the Government of the United States of America for the benefit of the English speaking international community. 

ISD is owned by the school community (parents and guardians of current students and current faculty), collectively named the International School Association of Dakar (the Association).  The Association’s Articles and Bylaws state that the Association has the purpose of providing a school with facilities and staff to:

  1. Offer the best possible education program, curriculum and instruction based on standard US educational systems and supplemented to reflect the international character of the student body.
  2. Provide the students with knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the people, history and culture of the people and nationalities of the world.
  3. Serve to the extent desired as a centre of educational methods and practices for local and third country nationals in Senegal to increase mutual understanding and cooperation among the people of all nationalities.

As at 20 September 2019, the school has 717 enrolled students from 58 nations in classes Pre-K 3 to Grade 12.

  1. ISD governance

The ISD Board of Trustees is the school’s governing body.  The ISD Board is responsible for the well-being of the school now and into the future.  This includes making strategic long-term decisions for the school.  The ISD Board employs the Director, who has responsibility for the day-to-day running of the school and educational decisions (the equivalent of the school’s chief executive officer).  The Director works with a Leadership Team to lead and manage the school.

  1. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, the board and school director established goals to begin the strategic planning process. In the spring of 2014, an outside facilitator was hired and a core planning team comprised of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and board members were selected. 

In April 2014, the Core Planning Team met for a day to assess the school’s environment reviewing a range of information, including survey data, enrollment trends, and the school financials.  The team also served a focus group discussing the school’s strengths and areas of improvement.

At the August 2014 board retreat, the board and director, Alan Knobloch, established goals to complete the strategic planning process.  The Core Planning Team conducted a document review, followed by the administration of a survey, with 322 respondents, and of focus groups. Three strategic areas were developed from the data collected.  At its October meeting, the Board approved the guiding statements and the strategic areas, directing that a set of goals and indicators of success be developed for each strategic area.

The 2015-2020 strategic plan strategic areas:

  • Strategic area 1:  international school of Dakar students should be well rounded in all aspects of education
  • Strategic area 2:  international school of Dakar students should be able to discover their talents and passions.
  • Strategic area 3: International school students should learn responsible leadership skills and apply these skills to issues in a complex and changing world.

In the Spring of 2015, the strategic plan was approved  (see attached 2015-2020 Strategic Plan).

  1. First phase of strategic plan evaluation (SY 2018-2019)

During its August 2018 retreat, the Board created an ad hoc strategic planning committee, whose overall goal was to develop a methodology to evaluate the current strategic plan and design a comprehensive process for updating or creating future strategic plans.

The SP Committee developed a theory of change diagram and its associated logical framework as tools to conduct the evaluation. The SP Committee also created guidelines to developing ISD’s strategic plan.

For the 2019-2020 year, the Board established as one of its goals to continue to promote the dynamic nature of the strategic plan as the foundational document for current and future school improvement in order to meet the changing needs of ISD students and school community.

As a result, the strategic planning committee plans to:

  • Evaluate the Current Strategic Plan based on data collected and present final report to the Board.
  • Recommend to the Board the type of Strategic Plan and the process to be used in the creation of the Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026.
  • Select the Strategic Planning expert consultant.
  • Scope of consultancy

In order to produce a well-developed evaluation of its 2015-2020 strategic plan, the ISD Board and Director wish to secure the services of a knowledge management consultant who will be responsible for the overall data collection and management effort contributing to the evaluation of the strategic plan. 

The consultant will collect data relevant to the three strategic objectives, including data specifically feeding the logical framework developed in 2018-2019. 

  • Inputs

The consultant shall:

  1. Meet with the ISD Board’s Strategic Planning Committee to discuss the goals of the consultancy.
  2. Conduct a literature review of all pertinent documents as defined in the logical framework (strategic plan, surveys, committee reports and produced documents, director reports, etc.), and issue a document review report, including findings and recommendations.
  3. Liaise monthly with the ISD Administration Leadership Team to review timeline, identify data source, and present progress to date.
  4. Collect data to inform Strategic Plan logical framework from 2015 to date, with possible inclusion of 2010-2015 data for key indicators.
  5. Set up data warehouse for Strategic Plan quantitative data and quality data analyses, respectively.
  6. Identify data gaps so that triangulation of findings can be ensured. Make recommendations for completing triangulation.
  7. Conduct focus groups with relevant stakeholder groups (PYP students (2, MYP students, IB students, parents, faculty, administrators)
  8. Conduct 15 – 20 key informant interviews with school’s Leadership
  9. Collect a minimum of 8 success stories covering all three strategic objectives.
  10.      Draft a data sheet model that is agreed to by the strategic planning committee
  11.     Develop seven data sheets based on annual and overall achievements.
  12. Produce a final report, including considerations on the process, quality and quantity of data collected and collated, and presentation of other findings and recommendations.
  • Deliverables

The consultant shall provide in English:

  • A detailed work plan or inception report
  • A well-organized, searchable, data warehouse
  • A series of data sheets following the model agreed upon to document results for each year of the strategic plan and the overall strategic plan.
  • A consultancy report of no more than 20 pages, exclusive of relevant annexes

The consultant will provide draft deliverables by March 31, 2020. 

The ISD Board and Director will provide comments on the drafts by April 15, 2020

The consultant will provide final deliverables by April 30, 2020.

  • Desired qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Social Studies, Knowledge Management, Statistics, or other related fields.
  • Proven work experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection, entry, cleaning and analysis, preferably in the context of schooling or educational programs.
  •  Demonstrable expertise in the development and management of qualitative and quantitative data warehouses.
  • Analytical ability to synthetize, organize and disseminate large amounts of diverse data, with attention to detail and in a rigorous and objective manner.
  • Excellent level of English.

Please send Resume and detailed letter of interest and intent to board_assistant@faculty.isd.sn.

Part-Time Job Opportunity

In search of a part-time office assistant working for a private American company based in Dakar.

We are looking for a well-organized person with good computer skills. Good writing and Microsoft Excel skills are necessary. The hours are flexible, 10-15 hours per week, with much work that can be done from home via the internet. English speaking, with the ability to communicate in French and handle local errands.

Job responsibilities will include:

Make plane and hotel reservations;

Create expense reports;

Organize online files;

Basic banking and procurement;

Updating of office paperwork: invoices, contracts, etc.; Tracking payment schedules, incoming invoices, and project deadlines; Create excel spreadsheets: for procurements, tracking of projects, with a clear understanding of formulas and basic computations; Writing and editing skills; Attention to detail.

Please contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Liz linder


Yearbook Consultant position open at ISD

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Yearbook Consultant

Job Summary: We are looking for a Yearbook Consultant to design and produce our school’s yearbook. The job will require organization, design skills, and an enthusiasm for working with students and our community. We want someone who is passionate about designing, writing, and depicting the vibrant school community through the yearbook! You will also be responsible for production of the yearbook, including working with printing vendors in Dakar to ensure a high-quality product.

This is a project-based, contract position with flexible working hours. The work will extend from August 2019 until the yearbook’s completion in June 2020.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and outlining the school yearbook in its entirety
  • Photographing key school events (camera provided) and collaborating with teachers, coaches, parents, and students to source photographs for the yearbook
  • Writing headlines, stories, and captions as needed and collaborating with teachers, coaches and students to source stories.
  • Designing the yearbook using InDesign (school provided) or design software of choice.
  • Choosing a theme that is consistent throughout the yearbook, including cover design and inside pages
  • Choosing type/text/font specifications that are consistent throughout the yearbook
  • Reviewing/proofreading page designs and stories
  • Completing pages in a timely manner to meet deadlines
  • Working with students
  • Working with Finance department and printing vendor in Dakar.
  • Maintaining an open line of communication with the Communications Coordinator to review work as it progresses


Qualifications: We are looking for a candidate with experience working on or producing English-medium publications or with a background in design and/or writing. This includes:

  • Advanced or Fluent English (French or Wolof a plus)
  • Excellent design skills, preferably in InDesign
  • Ability to work independently to meet self-made deadlines
  • Ability to work with students of all ages in a supportive manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, coaches, parents and  students.
  • Enthusiasm for working with a tight-knit school community


To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience to recruiting@faculty.isd.sn by May 29, 201

Employment: Contractor to support the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

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La section du Service de la politique étrangère et de la diplomatie (SPED) de l’Ambassade du Canada recherche une personne à contrat pour appuyer le programme du Fonds canadien pour les Initiatives locales (FCIL).

Le Fonds canadien d’initiatives locales (FCIL) est un programme conçu pour financer les projets à petite échelle dans les pays admissibles à une aide publique au développement (APD), lesquels sont conformes aux domaines d’intervention prioritaires thématiques d’Affaires mondiales Canada. Le FCIL permet aussi d’appuyer les relations bilatérales positives entre le Canada, les pays bénéficiaires et leur société civile respective en renforçant les liens avec les personnes-ressources et en soutenant les initiatives locales.

Énoncé des travaux

La personne retenue relèvera de la première secrétaire du SPED afin de :

  • Coordonner la sélection des projets FCIL, notamment en :
    • Répondant aux questions des partenaires potentiels
    • Évaluant tous les projets reçus selon des critères établis
    • Préparant une grille d’évaluation pour les projets
    • Soumettant au comité FCIL une liste de projets présélectionnés
    • Complétant tous les documents liés à la sélection des projets incluant les accords de contribution
  • Servir de point de contact pour les partenaires FCIL, notamment en :
    • Gardant une communication régulière avec chaque partenaire afin de faire le point sur l’avancement des projets.
    • Expliquant les gabarits de rapport à remplir et offrant un soutien aux partenaires.
    • Identifiant des défis ou enjeux qui pourraient retarder la mise en œuvre des projets.
    • Produisant une mise à jour aux deux semaines des différents projets pour le comité FCIL.
  • Coordonner et réaliser les visites de tous les projets, notamment en:
    • Établissant un calendrier de visite en collaboration avec les différents projets.
    • Coordonnant tous les aspects logistiques sur le terrain avec les partenaires.
    • Préparant des allocutions pour les représentants de l’ambassade du Canada.
    • Rédigeant un rapport de visite pour chaque projet ainsi que des capsules facebook et twitter pour chaque projet (avec photos).
  • Fermer tous les projets FCIL à temps notamment en :
    • Rappelant aux partenaires les échéanciers à respecter en offrant un soutien au besoin
    • Révisant les rapports de tous les projets et en les retravaillant au besoin avec les partenaires pour qu’ils respectent les gabarits.
    • Rédigeant l’ébauche du rapport de clôture du FCIL 2018-2019.
    • Accomplissant d’autres tâches au besoin.

La personne retenue sera responsable de son lieu de travail et d’une connexion internet fiable pour l’accès aux courriels. Cependant,  il/elle devra prendre part à des réunions à l’Ambassade.  La personne retenue devra effectuer des visites terrain, y compris au Sénégal, en Guinée Bissau, en Guinée, au Cabo Verde et en Gambie.  Les dépenses relatives aux déplacements qui ont été approuvées à l’avance seront prises en charge par l’Ambassade. La personne retenue devra aussi participer à une formation offerte à Nairobi du 12 au 14 juin.

Valeur du contrat: $500/mois pour un maximum de 10 mois et $11,000 basé sur des livrables, pour un maximum de CAD $16,000.

 Validité du contrat: du 1 juin 2018 – au 31 mars 2019.  Le contrat pourra être renouvelé.

 Pendant les périodes clés du programme, il est attendu à ce que la personne retenue travaille entre 15 et 20 heures par semaine. En période plus calme, un suivi périodique est requis avec les partenaires.  Cette estimation n’inclut pas les heures liées aux divers déplacements dans les pays d’accréditation.

 Exigences obligatoires pour le contrat:

  • Compétences professionnelles en français et en anglais
  • Cote de sécurité: fiabilité (il n’est pas nécessaire de l’avoir au moment de postuler, mais devra être obtenue avant l’émission du contrat)
  • Expérience de travail dans un environnement de bureau professionnel et expérience dans la rédaction de correspondance et autres documents officiels;
  • Bonnes compétences dans  l’utilisation de logiciels standard (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) et les moteurs de recherche.
  • Compétences efficaces de communication interactive, à la fois écrites et orales.


  • Expérience établie dans la gestion de projets.
  • Expérience établie dans l’analyse basée sur le genre ou sur les questions de genre plus générales
  • Expérience établie dans le service à la clientèle.
  • Expérience établie dans la production de contenu pour les médias sociaux dans un contexte professionnel.
  • Capacité à organiser et à gérer efficacement le travail selon l’ordre de priorité et dans des courts délais.
  • Capacité à organiser et à coordonner la logistique des évènements

Pour postuler, les candidats doivent soumettre leur CV avec une lettre d’intention démontrant comment ils satisfont aux exigences obligatoires et aux atouts à catherine.nadeau@international.gc.ca et matthieu.kimmell@international.gc.ca

 Les applications doivent être reçues au plus tard à 17h vendredi le 18 mai 2018.



The Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Service (FPDS) section of the Embassy of Canada in Senegal is seeking to contract an individual to provide support to the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI)

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is a program designed to fund small-scale projects which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement in Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada, recipient countries and their respective civil societies by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.

Statement of Work

The contractor will report to the FPDS First Secretary and will:

  • Coordinate the selection of CFLI projects, including by :
    • Answering organizations’ questions regarding the application process
    • Evaluate all projects received using established criteria
    • Prepare an evaluation grid for the projects
    • Submit a short list of projects to the CFLI committee
    • Complete all forms and documents linked to the selection of projects including the contribution agreements.
  • Serve as contact point for CFLI partners, including by:
    • Keeping in regular contact with each partner to ensure projects are on track
    • Explaining the reporting templates that partners need to complete and offer support as needed
    • Identifying any issues or challenges that could have an impact on the delivery of the projects
    • Preparing a biweekly update on the different projects for the CFLI committee.
  • Coordinate and take part in the visit of all projects, including by :
    • Establishing a calendar for visits in collaboration with the different project partners
    • Coordinating all field logistical aspects with the partners
    • Preparing speeches for the representatives of the Canadian Embassy
    • Writing a visit report for each project as well as Facebook and Twitter posts (with photos).
  • Close all CFLI projects on time, including by :
    • Reminding the partners of the different deadlines and offering support as required
    • Reviewing all project reports and reworking them with partners as needed to ensure that they respect the templates
    • Preparing a draft of the CFLI 2018-2019 end of year report
    • Performing other duties as required

Office equipment and a reliable internet connection for access to emails are the contractor’s responsibility.  The contractor will be expected to attend periodic meetings at the Embassy. The contractor will be required to undertake field visits including in Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Cabo Verde and The Gambia. Travel expenses will be pre-approved and covered by the Embassy. The contractor is also expected to take part in a training in Nairobi June 12-14.

Contract value: CAD $500 per month for a maximum of 10 months and $11,000 based on deliverables for a maximum total of CAD $16,000.

 Contract Validity: June 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.  The contract may be renewed

 The expected level of effort varies according to project cycles. At the peak period it could reach 15-20 hours per week. Other periods will require only periodic engagement with partners. This is in addition to hours linked to travels to the countries of accreditation.

 Mandatory Requirements for the contract

  • Fluency in French and in English;
  • Security clearance: Reliability (not required to submit application, but will be required before issuance of contract);
  • Experience working in a professional office environment and experience in drafting correspondence or other official documents;
  • Strong computer skills in a Windows-based environment and knowledge of standard computer software (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook) and Internet search engines;
  • Effective interactive communication skills, both written and oral.


  • Experience in project management;

Experience in Gender-based analysis or gender issues more generally

  • Experience working in customer service;
  • Experience in the production of social media content in a professional setting;
  • Experience in managing conflicting priorities within tight deadlines;
  • Experience in planning and coordinating logistics for a variety of events

In order to apply, candidates must submit their CV with letter of intent demonstrating how they meet the mandatory requirements and asset criteria if applicable to catherine.nadeau@international.gc.ca  and matthieu.kimmell@international.gc.ca

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2018.