Principal Advisor - Education Technology (American/IB Curriculum) at GEMS School Support Centre in United Arab Emirates
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Principal Advisor - Education Technology (American/IB Curriculum)
GEMS School Support Centre (United Arab Emirates)

May 21, 21
Jun 30, 21


Principal Advisor - Education Technology (American/IB Curriculum)

Head Office, School Support Centre, IT, Dubai, UAE

Last date of submission June 30, 2021

About the Role

We, at GEMS Education, are looking to appoint a Principal Advisor (American/IB curricular) to the Corporate Technology team of GEMS Education in Dubai, UAE. 

The successful applicant would spearhead requirements gathering exercises, provide expert educational advice on education technology concepts, best practices, content, design etc., and play a critical role in the implementation of innovative EdTech products and solutions to meet current and future Educational needs.

Working alongside our network of schools, you will play an integral role in strengthening the GEMS suite of IP products by building/strengthening functionalities catering to other curricula, timetable/scheduling, assessments, SEN and ECA.

Job Purpose

The Education Subject Matter Expert is responsible for fostering and driving the development of innovative EdTech products and solutions for enhanced learning and teaching outcomes; encouraging education-related technology adoption and change management initiatives across GEMS Education; promoting the use of GEMS IP suite of products and solutions internally and externally; and act as a bridge between Education Leadership and Technology teams. The focus for the incumbent will be schools that offer an American/IB curricular. 

Salient Responsibilities

  • Provides advisory guidance/collaborates with key stakeholders for education-related technology initiatives roadmap development and implementation plans.
  • Liaises with technology and other stakeholders for the idea/functionality implementation; encourages & supports efforts in implementing exponential technologies for advanced learning & teaching capabilities.
  • Runs product features/requirements related activities with stakeholders, leads functional requirement definition, works closely with the technology team in designing, testing & implementing advanced learning & teaching propositions.
  • Generates and builds momentum for ideas and facilitates bringing in Education view of functionalities in GEMS IP suite of product offerings.
  • Enables proper change management, enhance awareness about the GEMS IP product suite and its capabilities.
  • Contributes towards the business development of GEMS IP suite of products by acting as change agents across GEMS Education/external entities.
  • Builds strong relationships across the Education team; manage change and align non-Phoenix schools to Phoenix platform.
  • Incorporates continuous improvement in products and solutions through regular feedback sessions.
  • Participates in Education related process improvement initiatives by collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • Provides advisory guidance on automating repetitive administrative processes to enhance teacher efficiency.
  • Provide continuous on-going support through periodic stakeholder management (teachers, students, parents and principals).
  • Keeps abreast of the emerging and current trends used for technology-enabled education for enhanced learning experience & teaching outcomes.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills for the role

  • A Master’s degree in IT or an education-related field.
  • At minimum 10 years of teaching experience, 5-7 years must be in IB and/or American curriculum school(s).
  • Strong end-to-end curricula expertise with cross-functional knowledge across multiple areas (assessment, scheduling etc.).
  • Well versed in digital content & learning, VLE, classroom technology and curricula specific education apps.


An excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, school tuition fee concessions, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity.

About GEMS Education

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

If you are excited by this opportunity and meet requirements please use the following link to submit an application on the GEMS Careers site on or before 30 of June 2021.


Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.