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  • Posted on: 24 June, 2019 Deadline: 5 July, 2019
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  • Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

    The University is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative community health, health systems management and development interventions.

    Its predecessor, the Amref International Training Centre (AITC) has shaped Public and Community Health training and nurtured health leaders and practitioners in Africa over 40 years.

    The vision of AMIU is to be a leading Health Sciences University of excellence in developing transformational health leaders and practitioners who inspire lasting health change in Africa.

    It is located along Langata Road (opposite Wilson Airport), Nairobi, Kenya.

    AMIU invites applications for the following position in the University:

     

    Deputy Dean of Students

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    To be responsible for overseeing student affairs. These include managing student’s extra curriculum activities, health, special needs, counselling, mentorship, welfare, and career planning to meet student needs while at university.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate student welfare such as accommodation and health
    • Promote social and cultural extracurricular activities
    • Oversee activities of student sports, organizations and clubs
    • Address student disciplinary issues, advice and/or refer them for counselling
    • Act as liaison between students, university and parents/guardians
    • Develop and implement relevant university policies and procedures
    • Address student concerns
    • Manage budget for student activities.

    Academic requirements

    • A master’s degree in Counselling, Psychology, Sociology or related field.
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Work Experience

    • At least five (5) years’ relevant professional experience
    • Work experience in student affairs in a university/college or institution of higher learning
    • Counselling skills and experience

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, passion and skills to work with youth
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
    • Skills to establish and maintain trust with students.
    • Strong leadership skills.
    • Ability to work with diverse students in respect to age, culture and ability.
    • Demonstrates ability to multitask efficiently.
    • Computer proficiency

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    Director Research, Innovation, Consultancies and Extension

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead and coordinate the University’s Research, Innovation, Consultancies and Extension activities.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Identify research, innovation, consultancy and extension opportunities for the University
    • Assemble and coordinate teams in responding to calls and bids for research grants, consultancies and partnerships
    • Develop and coordinate innovative products in the University
    • Ensure intellectual protection of innovations and inventions
    • Ensure regular communication and timely reporting with research, consultancy and extension partners and collaborators within and without the University
    • Coordinate dissemination of research products to: legislators, policy makers and communities
    • Develop policies for effective research, innovation and consultancy and other relevant University activities
    • Enhance staff capacity in participating in research, innovation, consultancy and extension activities

    Academic Requirements

    • An earned PhD in health or biomedical sciences, research or other relevant discipline
    • Holding or qualified to hold the position of at least an associate Professor
    • Well published with at least forty eight (48) points of publications as per the CUE criteria
    • Supervision of four (4) post graduate students one of whom is a PhD student
    • Training in research proposal writing
    • Training in research ethics
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • At least six (6) years’ experience in University teaching or nine (9) years’ experience in research/industry
    • Over ten (10) years’ experience in grantsmanship, research, consultancies
    • Has handled large research grant(s) or consultancy portfolio
    • Been a Principal investigator in large projects
    • Successful fundraising for research, consultancies or extension in the last five years
    • Experience in Intellectual Property Rights/Protection
    • Experience in Project management
    • Patents or other intellectual property registered alone or jointly with others
    • A wide network work of local, regional and international donors/development partners
    • Regional and international research and consultancy partnership networks

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of a team leader
    • Very good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural team members
    • Excellent proposal writing knowledge and skills
    • Ability to identify, mobilize and motivate research/consultancy consortia
    • Outstanding report writing knowledge and skills
    • Exceptional presentation skills
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

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    Lecturer / Tutorial Fellow in Critical Care Nursing

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead (participate in) the curriculum development and delivery in critical care nursing.

    Further, the holder will develop, fundraise and implement research and extension activities in the area.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate (participate in) the development of curricula in Critical Care nursing
    • Lead (participate in) accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines.
    • Train and supervise students.
    • Coordinate practicum.
    • Develop and carry out research activities.
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing Critical Care nursing
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in critical care nursing

    Academic requirements

    • An earned PhD (ongoing PhD candidates for Tutorial Fellow) in a critical care nursing or related field from a recognized university
    • At least three (3) years teaching experience in a recognized university or similar research/industry experience.
    • Publications – at least Twenty four (24) publication points for lecturers.
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Work Experience

    • At least three (3) years teaching experience in a recognized university or similar research/industry experience.
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE and regulator requirements
    • Knowledge and experience in academic or industry settings
    • Managing clients in area of expertise
    • At least two years’ work experience in a busy ICU clinical setting
    • Experience in clinical instruction of nursing students

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical critical care nurse
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

    Note: What is in parenthesis applies to the position of tutorial fellow only

    Specify position applied for – Lecturer or Tutorial Fellow

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    Lecturer / Tutorial Fellow in Maternal and Child Health

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead (participate in) the curriculum development and delivery in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health.

    Further, the holder will develop, fundraise and implement research and extension activities in the area.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate (participate in) the development of curricular in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
    • Lead (participate in) accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Coordinate practicum
    • Develop and carry out research studies
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health

    Academic Requirements

    • An earned PhD (ongoing PhD candidate) in Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health or related field from a recognized university
    • At least three (3) years teaching experience in a recognized university or similar relevant research/industry experience for the position of Lecturer.
    • At least Twenty four (24) publication points for the position of lecturer.
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • At least 3 years teaching experience in a recognized university level or similar relevant research/industry experience.
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE and regulator requirements
    • Knowledge and experience in academic or industry settings
    • Managing clients in area of expertise
    • At least two years’ work experience in a clinical setting
    • Experience in clinical instruction of nursing/midwifery students

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical MNCH practitioner
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

    Note: What is in parenthesis applies to the position of tutorial fellow only

    Specify position applied for – Lecturer or Tutorial Fellow

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    Lecturer / Tutorial Fellow in Psychology and Psychotherapy

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead the curriculum development and delivery in Psychology and Psychotherapy.

    Further, the holder will develop, fundraise and implement research and extension activities in the area.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate (participate in) the development of curricular in psychology and psychotherapy
    • Lead (participate in) accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Coordinate practicum
    • Develop and carry out research studies
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing psychology and psychotherapy
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in psychology and psychotherapy
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.

    Academic requirements

    • An earned PhD (ongoing PhD candidate) in health Psychology/Psychotherapy or related field from a recognized university
    • At least Three (3) years teaching experience in a recognized university or similar relevant research/industry experience for the position of Lecturer.
    • Publications with at least Twenty four (24) publication points for a lecturer
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • At least Three (3) years teaching in a recognized university or research/industry
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE regulations
    • Knowledge and experience in academic or industry settings
    • Managing clients in area of expertise

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical practitioner.
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills.
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning.
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Team player
    • Possess leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

    Note: What is in parenthesis applies to the position of tutorial fellow

    Should specify position applied for – Lecturer or Tutorial Fellow

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    Lecturer / Tutorial Fellow in Rehabilitative Medicine

     

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead the curriculum development and delivery in rehabilitative medicine including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, art/drama therapy and related disciplines.

    Further, the holder will develop, and implement research and extension activities.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinate (participate in) the development of curricular in rehabilitative medicine
    • Lead (participate in) accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Coordinate practicum
    • Develop and carry out research activities
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing psychology and psychotherapy
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in rehabilitative medicine
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.

    Academic requirements

    • An earned PhD (ongoing PhD candidates) in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, art/drama therapy or related field from a recognized university.
    • Three (3) years teaching experience in a recognized university or similar relevant research/industry experience for the position of Lecturer.
    • Publications – at least twenty four (24) publication points for the position of Lecturer.
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • Three (3) years teaching in a recognized university or relevant research/industry experience.
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE and regulator requirements
    • Knowledge and experience in academic or industry settings
    • Managing clients in area of expertise

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical practitioner
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

    Note: What is in parenthesis applies to the position of tutorial fellow

    Should specify position applied for – either Lecturer or Tutorial Fellow

    go to method of application »

    Tutorial Fellow in Bioethics

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Physical Location: Nairobi

    1. Job Description

    The holder of the job will participate in curriculum development and delivery of Bioethics programmes. Further, the holder will develop, fundraise and implement research and extension activities.

    2. Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Participating in the development of curricula in Bioethics
    • Support accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Develop proposals and carry out research activities
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing Bioethics
    •  Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in Bioethics

    Academic requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in health or biomedical sciences or related discipline
    • Masters in Bioethics from a recognized university
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Work Experience

    • Teaching experience in a recognized university level or research/industry
    • Participated in curriculum development
    • Knowledge of CUE regulations
    • Knowledge and experience in research ethics and other related areas

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and proper attitude of an ethical practitioner
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

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    Tutorial Fellow in Community Health Practice

     

    Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will participate in curriculum development and delivery in Community Health. Further, the holder will develop, fundraise and implement research and extension activities.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Participate in the development of curricula in Community Health
    • Participate in accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Develop and carry out research studies
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing Community Health
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in Community Health

    Academic requirements

    • Masters in Public or community Health or related field from a recognized university
    • Publication in peer reviewed journals as per CUE criteria
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • Teaching experience in a recognized university level or research/industry
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE and regulator requirements
    • Knowledge and experience in academic or industry settings
    • Managing clients in his/her area of expertise
    • At least two years’ work experience in a clinical setting
    • Experience in use of ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical community health practitioner
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

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    Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Medical Laboratory Sciences

     

    Reports To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

    Job Description

    The holder of the job will lead the curriculum development and delivery in Laboratory Sciences and related disciplines. Further, the holder will develop, and implement research and extension activities.

    Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Lead the development of curricula in Laboratory Sciences
    • Lead accreditation and implementation of courses as per CUE guidelines
    • Teach and supervise students
    • Coordinate practicum
    • Lead teams in development and implementation of research projects
    • Form and manage partnerships for advancing Laboratory Sciences
    • Mobilize resources to ensure sustainability of courses in Laboratory Sciences
    • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.

    Academic requirements

    • A degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • An earned PhD in a specialist area of laboratory Sciences field from a recognized university.
    • Thirty two (32) points of publications in peer reviewed journals for Senior Lecturer. Twenty Four (24) points for lecturer as per CUE requirements.
    • Supervision of at least three (3) MSc students for Senior Lecturer.
    • Registered with relevant professional body

    Experience

    • At least three (3) years teaching University experience or six (6) in research/industry)
    • Curriculum development and delivery
    • Knowledge of CUE and regulator requirements
    • Initiating and maintaining quality laboratory management systems
    • At least six (6) years’ work experience in a busy laboratory setting

    Qualities and Competencies

    • Knowledge, skills and attitude of an ethical medical laboratory scientist
    • Excellent academic writing and language skills
    • Professional student-centric approach to learning
    • Commitment to quality, teaching, assessment and research.
    • ODEL methodologies of curriculum delivery
    • Ability to work independently
    • Team player
    • Leadership capabilities
    • A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
    • Computer proficiency

    Note: What is in parenthesis applies to the position of Senior Lecturer only

    Specify position applied for – Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

    Method of Application

    Applications to be forwarded to the following email address: recruitment@amref.ac.ke

    The closing date is Friday 5th July, 2019.

    Amref International University (AMIU) is committed to the principles of safeguarding in the workplace and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    AMIU is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

    YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY FEES TO APPLY FOR JOBS IN Amref International University.

    Applicants are requested to visit the AMIU Website: www.amref.ac.ke careers page for further details regarding each post..

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