[Vacancy] Principal /Administrator Needed At Arcade British International Academy at Arewa Trade and Investment Promotion Council

A public partnership initiative aimed at creating the highest visibility for the economic potentials of the 19 states of northern Nigeria. The council is mandated to promote trade and investment, stimulate the economy, serve as an interface between international investors and businesses and the local entrepreneurs of northern Nigeria. Runs several research and analytic report is in the state of trade and investment in northern Nigeria.

Job Details:

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA , PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience: 10 years
  • Location: Abuja , Kaduna
  • Job Field: Administration / Secretarial  , Education / Teaching 

Reporting to: Board of Directors

Responsible for: Senior Leadership Team

Education and Qualifications

  • University Degree and a teaching qualification.
  • Master’s Degree in an area of Education and a PHD is a significant added advantage
  • Relevant recent professional development that qualifies the candidate for this post.


  • An educationalist who understands how to recognize and develop quality teaching and learning.
  • An ambassador who can promote and celebrate the value inherent in a multi curriculum institution by balancing the British curriculum with a perfect fusion of the Nigerian curriculum alongside other modern learning objectives.
  • A global citizen who truly understands the benefit and importance of international education.
  • School improvement strategies for schools and how to tackle underperformance in different contexts and at all levels through monitoring and evaluation.
  • Principles and practice of quality assurance systems including school self-evaluation and performance management.
  • Safeguarding regulations.
  • Clear understanding of the importance of appropriate communication with the parents, senior management and the Board.

Experience Essential Experience

  • Must have at least 10 years proven experience of school leadership in a through-school setting (from Primary and Secondary) gained either in Nigeria or internationally.
  • Previous experience of minimum 3 years as a Principal of an international school.
  • Experience of successfully leading schools or being part of a leadership team that established and nurtured a school to sound growth and development with uncommon track records.

Desirable Experience

  • To have gained experience in a school of 800 students or more.
  • Possess a working knowledge of different Key Stages of school management through previous experience in other core roles.
  • Knowledge of different inspection frameworks (eg. WAEC, NECO, ISI, NCC and CIS) would be an advantage.

Demonstrable experience in:

  • Promoting a culture of inclusion.
  • Leading by example to promote the vision and values of the school or service for the children, staff, board, and parents.
  • Promoting a collaborative style of leadership and the effective recruitment, development and performance of the academic staff.
  • Exercising good judgement in difficult circumstances.

Skills and Ability

  • A confident and genuine communicator who can instill trust among the school and parent body.
  • A decisive manager who can make difficult decisions in the interest of the organisation.
  • Sensitive to the values that should pervade the ABIA in a manner that expresses total integrity and probity.
  • Articulate and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills both verbally and in writing.
  • To be solution focused and have proven sound decision making skills.
  • To be proactive, and versatile, with a high level of drive, energy, enthusiasm, resilience, and a sense of perspective.
  • Ability to motivate a whole school culture of attainment through effective and collaborative team working.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, reliability and integrity.
  • Approachable and open with staff, pupils and parents, with demonstrable emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to create and implement a parent involvement strategy that will ensure parents are involved with the school and have confidence in the school’s leadership. Others:
  • Commitment to leading on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Commitment to ABIA values.

Core Role Competencies

  • Strategic Decisions
  • Planning, Organizing and Execution
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Trust and influencing others
  • Talent Management
  • Collaboration and Engagement Main Purpose and Expectation of this Role
  • To demonstrate ABIA commitment to our values by actively ensuring they are embedded in everything we do within ABIA.
  • To promote and support the vision and direction of the school by showing effective leadership and management of the academic team.
  • To drive high aspirations by developing and managing standards of attainment for students and performance of staff towards school goals.
  • To develop the strategic objectives of the Educational and Clinical provision and ensure they are met.
  • To work closely with the Executive Business Director to meet the strategic objectives of the school.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: arcadebritish@gmail.com and jobsearchconsults@gmail.com using the position as subject of email.


Sep 3, 2023

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