ISD - The International School of Dakar

Job Openings

Office Assistant/Receptionist
Starting date: Monday, July 25, 2016

Position Description
The primary role of this position is to provide administrative, secretarial and clerical support to the Assistant to the Director and to the Management Team. The Office Assistant/Receptionist is also responsible for overall front office activities, including the reception area.

The ideal candidate must be punctual, organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. He/she must be reliable, discreet and will be expected to maintain a professional working relationship with school employees and a good rapport with parents and students.


  • Provide administrative, organizational and logistic assistance to the Assistant to the Director and to the Management Team
  • Assist the Athletics/Activities Director with After School Activities registration and the Use of Facilities Calendar
  • Translate documents from English to French
  • Manage the reception area, greet visitors and ensure effective telephone and mail communications
    Record attendance for students and staff
  • Supervise and record Student Dismissals and Late Pick-up


  • High school diploma
  • Fluent knowledge of English and French
  • Good secretarial and administrative skills with at least two years experience in office management
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competent computer skills including Word and Excel in a Mac environment
  • Skills in database management and record keeping

Applicants with appropriate qualifications should submit their resume, with contact information for recent references/supervisors, to:

Applications must be submitted by: Monday, May 23, 2016

Candidates Beware of Recruiting Scams

IS Dakar will never ask or require teacher candidates to send money for application fees, interview fees, visas, plane tickets or other costs associated with recruitment or moving to Dakar. We will not ask potential teachers for information related to bank accounts or other private information. If you have been asked by IS Dakar or another international school to send money to cover such costs, you may be the target of a scam. Some quality international schools have recently had their web sites cloned, and candidates have been asked to send money to fraudsters. All international candidates are urged to be diligent in investigating potential schools during the recruiting process and prior to signing a contract. Use extreme caution if you have been asked for money or private information.