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  • Posted: Aug 30, 2021
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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 accredi...
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    Faculty Advisor (Online Pedagogy)

    The objective of the e-Learning Initiative is to support institutions in the Scholars Program network, which includes 11 universities across Africa and Beirut. This initiative will also develop capabilities and resilience in these institutions to deliver high-quality and inclusive e-learning and related supports so as to enable all students, including those who face additional barriers, to successfully pursue their studies from anywhere. Activities will strengthen participating institutions’ e-learning resource Centers so that they deliver high quality and inclusive e-learning to all their students through two focus areas, namely; Instructional Design and Pedagogy.

    In line with our commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit suitable and qualified candidates to fill in the below re-advertised position:

    Faculty Advisor, Online Pedagogy

    Summary
    Reporting to the Lead, Online Pedagogy, Director-USIU Online. The holder of this position will be responsible for planning, execution, testing, and assessing instructional design projects and champion the methodical design and development of online course curriculum while providing clear direction to the faculty.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Work closely with UI/UX, media developers, and other team members to design and develop premium online course content.
    2. Provide strong faculty support at all stages of the instructional design process.
    3. Coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation activities.
    4. Mentor program scholars on a one-on-one basis to support Online Pedagogy staff.
    5. Help program scholars apply discipline-specific pedagogical tools during the module development process.
    6. Monitor the individual progress of scholars as assigned.
    7. Support Online Pedagogy team in training, mentoring, and support of Mastercard Foundation Scholars.
    8. Serve as resource person to Technical support staff.
    9. Work one-on-one with Mastercard Foundation Scholars in module development.
    10. Available for full-time or part-time assignment.

    Qualifications /Educational/Professional/Experience:

    Educational Qualifications:

    1. Master’s degree in content area or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
    2. 3-5 years professional experience in curriculum and/or course development, preferably in higher education. Teaching experience preferred
    3. Worked with faculty in the development and delivery of top tier, visually compelling, engaging, and interactive online course content – including layout and design.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. 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, and learning management system platforms.
    2. Knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
    3. Understanding of the use of LMSs and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online academic environment.
    4. Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
    5. Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    6. Demonstrated ability to work closely and carefully with all members of the USIU-A community to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, professionalism and strong service.
    7. Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
    8. Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of e-Learning authoring tools.
    9. Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

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    Faculty Advisor (Instructional Design)

    Job Purpose
    Reporting to the Director, USIU Online. The Instructional Designer will plan, execute, test, and assess instructional design projects and support the development of a suite of online courses to be offered at USIU-A.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Work closely with UI/UX, media developers, and other team members to design and develop premium online course content.
    2. Under general direction, use effective instructional delivery methods; modern, sleek and intuitive UI/UX design practices; and provide strong faculty support at all stages of the instructional design process.
    3. Support Instructional Design team in training, mentoring, and support of MCF Scholars.
    4. Serve as resource person to the Technical support staff.
    5. Work one-on-one with MCF scholars in module development and submission to incorporate cutting edge technological tools.
    6. Monitor the individual progress of scholars as assigned.
    7. Available for full-time or part-time assignment.

    Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

    1. Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
    2. 3-5 years professional experience as instructional designer, learning designer or course developer, preferably in higher education.
    3. Experience working with faculty and academic leadership in the development and delivery of top tier, visually compelling, engaging, and interactive online course content – including layout and design – at the university level. Teaching experience preferred

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. 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, and learning management system platforms.
    2. Knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
    3. Understanding of the use of LMS’s and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online academic environment.
    4. Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
    5. Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    6. Demonstrated ability to work closely and carefully with faculty, the IT team and other members of the USIU-A community to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, professionalism and strong service.
    7. Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
    8. Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English with the sophistication necessary to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
    9. Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
    10. Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

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    Director (Quality Assurance)

    Summary

    Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic and Student Affairs the successful candidate will be responsible for directing the activities of Quality Assurance (QA) operations at USIU-Africa. S/he will direct the activities of the training and compliance units within QA. This includes the supervision and mentoring of faculty and staff, capital budgeting and resource analysis.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Plan for and coordinate new degree program development across the schools following the university strategic plan.
    2. Develop/adapt support materials for faculty working on new degree proposal.
    3. Access, interpret and, disseminate the requirements of the accrediting commissions on new degree proposals.
    4. Provide oversight during the uploading of new degree proposal onto Livetext for WASC review.
    5. Plan, support and follow up the effecting of corrections suggested by accrediting commissions after review of new degree proposal.
    6. Support teams reviewing existing curricular (assessment of PLOs and program review).
    7. Review curriculum change proposals for internal approvals.
    8. Support faculty and staff development/training in curriculum related issues.
    9. Liaise with institutional Research office to ensure relevant data for need assessment in the development of new degrees is gathered.
    10. Support the other engagements in the QA office.
    11. Engage with curriculum implementation through the teaching of one or two courses per academic year (depending on the workload in the development of new degree proposal).
    12. Leads USIU-Africa’s efforts to remain “inspection ready” and represents QA during regulatory inspections and client audits.
    13. Develops budgets and manages resources to meet departmental and organizational objectives
    14. Provides Quality System based leadership to ensure that USIU-Africa’s systems support the quality mission.
    15. Leads the QA function and evaluates opportunities for systems-based improvements, e.g. improvements to the deviation system and change control systems.
    16. Leads the effort to tracking and communicating quality improvement initiatives throughout the university and promoting a working culture in the organization that is quality based. Communicates Quality System performance to Senior Management on a regular basis and leads efforts to remediate compliance performance as required.
    17. Manages product complaints, adverse events and any market action requirements from a quality assurance point of view.

    Qualifications /Educational/Professional/Experience:

    Educational Qualifications:

    1. A PhD from a recognized university;
    2. Served as Principal Quality Assurance Officer for a minimum of 3 years;
    3. Proficiency in computer applications;
    4. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    5. Familiarity with budget processes and policies in the University system.
    6. Familiarity with policies implementation in the University systems.
    7. Proven ability to bring together faculty, staff, students and academic administration as well as campus administrators outside of Student Affairs to address complex issues.
    8. Excellent in generating consensus on solutions.
    9. Academic and/ or professional training in education and quality assurance in higher education will be an added advantage.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. Leadership skills
    2. Problem-solver with a collaborative work style.
    3. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    4. Ability to manage confidential information and to engender an atmosphere of trust among students and colleagues.
    5. Ability to analyze complex situations and exercise prudent judgment.
    6. Experience with financial and data management software and the ability to learn new systems.
    7. Experience with student matters both from a classroom and outside classroom perspectives.
    8. A strong understanding of higher education institution policies.
    9. Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and employees
    10. Computer literacy.

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    Dean (Chandaria School Of Business)

    Job Purpose:

    To provide exemplary strategic leadership in the Chandaria School of Business that promotes excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and a high quality working environment for faculty and staff.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Leading and coordinating the development and implementation of the School of Business strategic plan towards the achievement of the goals of the University’s strategic plan in a manner that promotes excellence in instruction, scholarly and creative productivity and service at the University.
    2. Providing strategic and visionary leadership and promoting inclusive governance to foster excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and public service through robust engagement with faculty, staff, and students.
    3. Effectively representing the School of Business in university-wide planning and budgetary processes and implementing university-wide policies and decisions at the school level.
    4. Promoting strong communication within the School of Business, in the university, and with external constituencies.
    5. Developing and managing the budget and fiscal affairs of the School of Business, overseeing utilization of facilities, leading and encouraging fundraising to meet the school’s needs and goals of the departments and programs, and faculty and students.
    6. Cultivating and maintaining external engagements beneficial for student experiential learning and placement opportunities and faculty teaching and research, as well as in the outreach and public service efforts of the school.
    7. Managing the establishment, review, and assessment of the School of Business academic and co-curricular programs to ensure continuous improvement of student learning and success, faculty teaching and scholarship, and institutional effectiveness.
    8. Overseeing the appointment of faculty and staff, associate deans, chairs of departments, and heads of centers and institutes in the School of Business, undertaking performance reviews of school administrators in consultation with faculty and staff, and overseeing processes of employee evaluation, training, and retention.
    9. Evaluating overall Departmental/School productivity in instruction, research, and service responsibilities
    10. Providing recommendations to the University administration regarding sabbaticals and other leaves for faculty and staff;

    Educational Qualifications:

    • PhD in any field relevant to the Chandaria School of Business.

    Professional Qualifications:

    1. At least Associate Professor in Rank in any one of the programs offered in the School of Business
    2. Management experience of at least three years as a head of a department, institute, or center in an academic or research institution.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. Analytical and quantitative skills
    2. Organizational skills
    3. Good inter-personal skills
    4. Good computer skills
    5. Management skills
    6. Administrative and leadership experience preferably in an accredited institution of higher education.
    7. Demonstrated ability to communicate and develop relationships as well as partnerships within the University.
    8. Budgeting and personnel management experience.
    9. Demonstrated strategic planning experience.

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    Dean Of Students

    Summary
    Reporting to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs the successful candidate will oversee extracurricular student-related programs aimed at developing student leadership and meeting the student welfare needs for the physical and social development of the students. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other department in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs to identify the development needs of students, maintain a productive learning environment, and stay up to date on important student affairs.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Provide leadership in the Dean of Students Office in line with the vision, mission, core values and strategic focus of USIU-Africa.
    2. Student Disciplinary Process: Coordination of student discipline system on academic and non- academic matters. This involves conducting investigations and presiding over disciplinary hearings/ proceedings, facilitating student rehabilitation programs in line with policy.
    3. Student Governance and Advisory Services: Oversee Student Elections for all student bodies (SAC, SPAC, Clubs and sports teams) to ensure they are in line with the respective constitutions and the relevant university policies and procedures as well as facilitate Student Leadership Development Programs.
    4. Orientation programs: Manage Freshmen and international student’s orientation programs.
    5. International Students Services: Oversee the management of Study abroad programs and International students exchange and integration programs as well as the provision of basic services to international students.
    6. Student Communications: Play an advisory role to student’s leaders and provide a link to administration to ensure effective communication and management of student issues.
    7. Student Welfare: Provide overall coordination of both the local and international students’ welfare activities. This includes overseeing Student Housing & Student Activities programs to provide an environment conducive to learning, healthy cultural exchange and the development of character, life skills and talent.
    8. Policy Review and Implementation: Conduct periodic reviews of relevant student handbooks, policies and procedure manuals and ensure policy directives are adhered to.
    9. Student and Specific University-wide Projects: Oversee SAC projects, Year Book and Professor Freida Brown Day.
    10. Create and implement department goals, policies, budgets and working procedures.
    11. Assess the needs of the student body and respond in a timely and effective manner.
    12. Provide support to students on issues related to the institution policies, department processes, and student services.
    13. Conduct regular department evaluations to determine efficiency, prepare annual reports and, if required, recommend solutions for improvement.
    14. Develop and present proposals for new student development program initiatives to the Management Board and the University Senate.
    15. Oversight students counseling support services.
    16. Serve as an ex-officio member of the University Students Council as well as the liaison between the University administration and the Student Council.
    17. Develop and maintain appropriate networks and collaboration with other Universities, and related organizations on issues and matters of mutual interest.
    18. Perform any other duties as defined and assigned by the Supervisor.

    Educational and Professional Qualifications and Experience:

    1. At least a Master’s Degree in the field of education administration or counseling; a relevant PhD/ Doctoral degree from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
    2. Experience as a Principal Students Officer for a minimum of three (3) years.
    3. Proficiency and experience in computer applications, including financial and data management software.
    4. A strong understanding of higher education institution policies.
    5. Experience with student matters both from a classroom and outside classroom perspectives.
    6. Familiarity with budget processes and policies and policies implementation in the University systems.
    7. Excellence in generating consensus on solutions.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. Leadership skills
    2. Problem-solver with a collaborative work style.
    3. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
    4. Ability to learn new systems.
    5. Ability to manage confidential information and to engender an atmosphere of trust among students and colleagues.
    6. Ability to analyze complex situations and exercise prudent judgment.
    7. Proven ability to bring together faculty, staff, students and academic administration as well as campus administrators outside of Student Affairs to address complex, student-oriented issues.
    8. Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and employees.

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    Differently Abled And Special Needs Officer

    Job Purpose:

    To provide administrative and technical leadership in the establishment and operations of a Differently Abled & Special Needs Resources Center that will ensure accessibility and inclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all university processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Establish the Differently abled and Special Needs Resource Center.
    2. Ensure the full adherence and compliance of the Access of Differently Abled Persons and other Special Needs (DAP&SN) policy by all arms of the university community.
    3. Develop tools, instruments, controls and procedures for monitoring, assessment, evaluation and tracking of the provision of services for DAP & SN.
    4. Collect and document data on recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and graduation, of DAP & SN.
    5. Keep records of the diagnoses or natures of the disabilities or special needs presented and performing periodic reviews of the same.
    6. Be the main point of contact for DAP & SN in relation to information on all university services
    7. Notify the relevant department/.support services of any admission or recruitment of DAP & SN and of the special or additional learning support required by the person(s).
    8. Document and track complaints raised by or relating to DAP &SN regarding their work, or in and out of class experience while on or out of campus.
    9. Liaise with the parents/guardians and support systems for Differently Abled Students with and Special Needs (DAP & SN) on their general social and academic welfare.
    10. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, agencies and committees to generate information, training and advocacy/sensitization programs on the needs of DAP & SN.
    11. Monitor, assess and evaluate the university’s adherence to the Access of the DAP & SN Policy and relevant legal and statutory requirements, and recommend revisions as may be necessary. Such revisions shall be undertaken with due involvement of DAP & SN.
    12. Conduct periodic reviews and updating of the DAP & SN Policy to ensure that emerging issues, practices and trends in the provision of quality services, products and educations to DAP & SN are, where appropriate, incorporated therein.
    13. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications /Educational/Professional/experience:

    1. At least a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Special Needs Education and/or Studies on Differently Abled persons or its equivalent; a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
    2. Three (3) years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent.
    3. Membership to relevant professional bodies.
    4. Proficiency in computer applications.

    Skills & Competencies:

    1. Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for DAP & SN.
    2. Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
    3. Computer literacy.
    4. Strong Leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills.
    5. High level of integrity and confidentiality.
    6. A working understanding of Research Methodologies.

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    Admissions Officer

     

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the Chief Admissions Officer, the holder of this position will be responsible for marketing and recruiting students with the objective of achieving enrollment goals on the basis of growth, diversity and quality. Successful candidates will also be required to manage student application materials and regularly update applicants on the status of their application for admission to the university.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Market all university degree programs both locally and internationally.
    2. Advise all applicants on the admissions requirements, transfer guidelines and career options.
    3. Authenticate certificates and transcripts from accredited institutions to ascertain validity.
    4. Manage admissions application data in both soft and hard formats.
    5. Generate student admissions reports for decision making.
    6. Review and verify admission applications, evaluate credentials, and recommend admission decisions accordingly.
    7. Timely communication of admission decisions to applicants.
    8. Manage on-going strategic communication with high schools to ensure continuity in recruitment partnerships.
    9. Evaluate recruitment strategy effectiveness, assess outcomes, and develop improved strategies to achieve student enrollment goals.
    10. Supervise and appraise admissions work study students.

    Educational/Professional Qualifications and Experience:

    1. Bachelors degree from a recognized university.
    2. At least 3 years’ relevant experience as a marketer.
    3. Report-writing skills, numerical and statistical skills.
    4. Proficiency in computer applications.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. Good Communication skills.
    2. Sales and Marketing skills.
    3. Cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
    4. Confidentiality and integrity.
    5. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    6. Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
    7. Proactive and with proven ability to take instructions and execute.
    8. Self motivated.
    9. Attention to detail.

     

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    Records Officer

    Job Purpose:

    Reporting to the University Registrar, the holder of the position must ensure that clients (students, staff, faculty, parents/guardians) are assisted to access student academic record guided by the university’s rules and regulations

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

    1. Responsible for generating student’s official transcripts on request and mails on their behalf as requested to enhance communication and feedback.
    2. Responsible for processing identification cards for the university community for ease of identification and security measures.
    3. Responsible for generating Grade Changes Report from grade entry/ clearance change portal. For audit purposes.
    4. Responsible for degree certificates and transcript verification and correspondence.
    5. Responsible for processing Leave of Absence applications and maintaining records of identity cards for students on semester break
    6. Responsible for faculty online clearance.
    7. Archiving of all official documents on Electronic Data Management System (EDMS).
    8. Processes add and drop forms.
    9. Facilitating lifting of Registrar holds.
    10. Key in changes of students’ major, minor, concentration and course substitutions for record keeping and accuracy.
    11. Assist students with grade queries based on their lecturer’s mark sheets. Advise Graduate students on their projects/thesis status and registration.
    12. Assist and correspond with clients on phone, emails, and letters.
    13. Assist with student final clearance and issuance of degree certificates.
    14. Actively participate in the graduation process by ensuring graduating students are well conversed with the whole process and the graduation is a success.
    15. Compile semester and yearly reports to aid decision making by the management.

    Educational/Professional Qualifications and Experience:

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
    2. Proficiency in computer applications.
    3. Previous related work experience will be an added advantage.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

    1. Good people skills and a team player.
    2. Pleasant personality and achievement oriented.
    3. Integrity.
    4. Attention to detail.
    5. Adaptability and reliability.
    6. Planning and organizing.

    Method of Application

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

    Interested applicants must indicate on the subject line of their email address the specific position they are applying for, provide current CVs,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.

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University – Africa,
    P. O. Box 14634 – 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
    Email: jo[email protected]
    Web: www.usiu.ac.ke

    Please note, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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

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