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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
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  • Africa Nazarene University is an American private Christian University in Nairobi, Kenya, and an affiliate of The Church of the Nazarene Colleges and Universities around the world.


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    Director, ANU Online

    Job Description/Requirements

    The University seeks to engage a suitable and qualified candidate for the following position

    The Director will be expected to be well versed with University policies in general, have access to various corporate forums and keep up to date with the emerging online learning issues.

    He/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating online learning in the University in line with CUE Universities Standards and Guidelines.

    The position reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement policies, procedures and standards of effective delivery of online learning.
    • Oversee training of instructors and students in the use of online learning technology, methods and procedures.
    • Oversee development of instructional materials and products development.
    • Monitor quality and compliance of courses offered online by ensuring that ANU and CUE standards are adhered to.
    • Provide monitoring reports and quality assurance feedback.
    • Coordinate online learning on ANU’s Learning Management System (E-Naz.)
    • Coordinate online exams through an accredited exams proctoring system.
    • Liaise with marketing to promote technical or marketing information about online learning.
    • Coordinate research, monitoring and evaluation on the utilization of online learning services.
    • Assess effectiveness and efficiency of instruction according to ease of instructional technology use and student learning, knowledge transfer, and satisfaction.
    • Manage the technical resources, such as course management and video conferencing systems, networking, and webcasting, for online learning programs.
    • Establish linkages with relevant external institutions and individuals to support online learning at ANU.
    • Select, direct, and monitor the work of vendors that provide products or services for online learning programs.
    • Share latest trends and developments in the area of online learning to faculty and staff through seminar, workshops, internal communication and other forums.
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget.
    • Mentor, coach and supervise subordinate staff.
    • Provide technical advice and reports to management when required.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • For PhD holders: Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial position.
    • For Master’s degree holders: Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial position.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the function
    • Ability to sell the vision of the university
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Highly tech savvy with advanced knowledge on data management
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organizing and planning skills 

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    Manager, Supply Chain Management

    The Manager, Supply Chain Management will be responsible for the sourcing, developing terms, and acquiring of quality goods, services or works often via a tendering or competitive bidding process, to support the University’s delivery of services to both its external and internal customers.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop procurement strategy, program, policy, procedures, plan and guidelines.
    • Establish and manage a suppliers’ master data list by analyzing requests for quotation from various departments, market conditions, present and future material availability and merchandise price.
    • Communicate list of approved preferred suppliers/vendors/ service providers to the management and employees.
    • Oversee the process of tendering by chairing the bid evaluation committee and prepare a consolidated report on the bid process.
    • Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids.
    • Lead the contract negation and contract signing with preferred suppliers for future procurement on agreed terms and conditions.
    • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy and signing memorandum of understanding with approved suppliers for term of delivery, payment and other supply related matters.
    • Manage vendor and supplier relationships. Liaise with suppliers to clarify issues arising from the supplied product, scope/description, pricing, service level duration stated on contractual terms and conditions of purchase.
    • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against the procurement amicably or by liaising with the University’s legal team.
    • Work with internal departments to assess the performance of outsourced agencies/ vendors/ suppliers, and to process the periodic settlement of fees as per pre-established terms and conditions
    • Set overall methods to control inventory levels including minimum/maximum levels, safety stocks and order polices for various types of materials.
    • Mentor, coach and supervise subordinate staff.
    • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget.
    • Provide technical advice and reports to management when required.

    Academic, Professional qualifications and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in a relevant field
    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Membership to a relevant professional body
    • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience

    Skills and Competencies

    • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
    • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the function
    • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
    • Strategic management skills
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Organizing and planning skills
    • Negotiation skills

    Method of Application

    Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply in confidence through the email [email protected] not later than 1st March 2021 enclosing a Curriculum Vitae with details of current post, salary and other financial benefits, academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer).

    Kindly indicate job title in the subject of the email.

    ANU is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

    Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    The Vice-Chancellor
    Africa Nazarene University
    P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
    Nairobi

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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