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  • Posted: Jul 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • United States International University - Africa is located in the Kasarani area, off Thika Road in the suburb of Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. The university is an independent, not-for-profit institution serving 6512 students representing 69 nationalities. It offers 24 degree programs from undergraduate to doctoral level, all of which are accredited...
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    E-Learning Coordinator

    Reporting to the steering committee of the eLearning program. The holder of this position will be responsible for all the to-day oversight functions of the eLearning program

    Key Responsibilities:

    He/she will serve as a key member of the steering committee with responsibilities in design, administration and evaluation of program outcomes.

    • Incumbent will be responsible for overall day-to-day operational aspects of the eLearning Initiative
    • Liaise between administration and technical teams to ensure efficiency of program activities
    • Offer and Facilitate training sessions and mentor program to members of staff
    • Oversee both Pedagogy and Instructional Design components of the program
    • Participate in personnel recruitment, program evaluation, and administration.

     

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

    • Graduate degree from an accredited university.
    • At least 5 years developing online curriculum, courses, and assessment tools in higher education
    • Experience in instructional learning at University level in both traditional face-to-face, and online delivery methodologies
    • Sound Knowledge of the teaching, learning, pedagogy and faculty development.
    • Understanding of the use of LMS’s and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online academic environment.
    • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
    • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    • Instructional proficiency in content development
    • Highly proficient in multiple Learning Management Systems
    • Strong practical technical skills in a wide variety of online technologies including but not limited to Mac, Windows, and mobile device operating systems; various academic software; various media development software,
    • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
    • A skillful team player
    • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
    • Confidentiality and integrity;
    • Good Communication skills;
    • Self motivated;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Adaptability and reliability

    If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

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    Africa – Network Facilitator

    Reporting to the Director, USIU Online. The holder of this position will be responsible for offering support to the E-Learning project leadership team in the overall design and implementation of the Initiative.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    • Support in the overall design and implementation of the eLearning Initiative across all the participating institutions including all the prioritized areas identified;
    • Advise on the structure and modus operandi of the initiative thematic working groups;
    • Provide technical support and mentorship to other partners;
    • Facilitate learning across the network;
    • Leverage learning from the Scholars Program e-Learning initiative to provide advice to the wider eLearning initiative of the Foundation;
    • Drive processes, provide technical support, support procurement processes;
    • Facilitate contact, dialogue, collaboration and learning between participating institutions and also, communities of practice;
    • Spot opportunities for collaboration (within the partner network and with external actors);
    • Encourage broad participation by partners in accordance with the agreed principles for the initiative;
    • Ensure action points are monitored, clearly assigned and completed in a timely manner;
    • Periodically invite feedback from stakeholders on the conduct and efficacy of workshops and introduce process improvements where possible;
    • In consultation with members of the Foundation’s Impact team, develop an impact framework, that will include a plan to gather data on progress towards outcomes from across the network

     

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

    • Master’s in Business or other related fields
    • 10 years’ professional experience in partnership development and/or program management
    • Strong practical technical skills in a wide variety of online technologies/engagement platforms
    • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    • Demonstrated ability to work closely and carefully with all members of the USIU-Africa community to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, professionalism and strong service.
    • Adaptability and reliability
    • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken
    • Leadership Skills
    • Networking Skills
    • Facilitation Skills
    • Partnership Management
    • Program Management
    • Organization Skills
    • ICT Skills

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    Africa – IT Support Specialist

    Reporting to the Director, USIU Online. The holder of this position will be provide technical support for day-to-day operations of the Learning Management System, and support training sessions on the use of various digital assets in the eLearning program.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Trouble-shoot software and technical areas of concern
    • Provide round-the-clock technical assistance
    • Assist in designing workflow and user-services

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 3-5 years professional experience, preferably in higher education.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    • Instructional proficiency in content development
    • Highly proficient in multiple Learning Management Systems
    • Strong practical technical skills in a wide variety of online technologies including but not limited to Mac, Windows, and mobile device operating systems; various academic software; various media development software,
    • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
    • A skillful team player
    • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
    • Confidentiality and integrity;
    • Good Communication skills;
    • Self motivated;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Adaptability and reliability

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by Friday, July 23, 2021.

    Director of Human Resources,
    United States International University – Africa,
    P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: [email protected]

    USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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