Job Opportunities

1.     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

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.

 

2.     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

 

3.     Lead Trainer, Online Pedagogy

Reporting to the Director, USIU Online. The holder of this position will be responsible for reviewing curriculum and content, collaborate with partners in contextualization of content and pedagogical approaches as well as Coordinating facilitation activities with other trainers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review partner resources for content and curriculum for Online Pedagogy.
  • Collaboratively contextualize learning material for delivery to institutions in the network.
  • Coordinate facilitation activities and mentor trainees through the program with Assistant Trainers in areas related to Online Pedagogy.
  • Facilitate training sessions in areas related to Online Pedagogy and mentor peers to do the same on a train-the-trainer knowledge transfer model.
  • Facilitate program Monitoring and Evaluation activities

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Earned PhD in content area
  • 10years experience in instruction at University level in both traditional face-to-face, and online delivery methodologies
  • Highly proficient in multiple Learning Management Systems
  • At least 5 years developing online curriculum, courses, and assessment tools
  • Faculty training experience especially in the African counties

Personal Attributes & Competencies:

  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • 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.
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Good Communication skills;
  • Self motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
  • A skillful team player

 

4.     Assistant Trainer, Online Pedagogy

Reporting to the Lead, Online Pedagogy. The holder of this position will support in key responsibilities that include; review partner curriculum and content, collaborate with partners in contextualization of content and pedagogical approaches as well as Coordinating facilitation activities with other trainers.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee training activities of individual cohorts.
  • Provide post-grad support to program scholars. Coordinate facilitation activities and mentor trainees through the program.
  • Review completed modules and facilitate submission of completed modules
  • Support Lead, Online Pedagogy to;
    • Review partner resources for content and curriculum for Online Pedagogy.
    • Collaboratively contextualize learning material for delivery to institutions in the network.
    • To facilitate training sessions in areas related to Online Pedagogy and mentor peers to do the same at home institutions on a train-the-trainer knowledge transfer model.
    • Oversee program Monitoring and Evaluation activities

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Master’s degree in content area or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
  • 5 years’ experience in instruction at University level in both traditional face-to-face, and online delivery methodologies
  • At least 5 years developing online curriculum, courses, and assessment tools.
  • Highly preferred;
    • Faculty training experience
    • International experience, especially in the African continent or willing to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Personal Attributes & Competencies:

  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • A skillful team player with demonstrated ability to work closely and carefully with faculty, the IT team and other members of the USIU-Africa community to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, professionalism and strong service.
  • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English with the sophistication necessary to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to carry out the essential responsibilities listed with humility, grace, and optimism.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environmen

 

5.     Faculty Advisor, Online Pedagogy

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:

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

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Master’s degree in content area or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
  • 3-5 years professional experience in curriculum and/or course development, preferably in higher education. Teaching experience preferred
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
  • Understanding of the use of LMSs and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online academic environment.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

 

6.     Assistant Trainer, Instructional Design

Reporting to the Lead, Instructional Design. The holder of this position will be responsible for supporting the Instructional Design Lead to plan, execute, test, and assess instructional design projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with UI/UX, media developers, and other team members to design and develop premium online course content.
  • Under guidance of the lead trainer 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.
  • Oversee training activities of individual cohorts.
  • Provide post-grad support to eLearning Champions.
  • Review portfolios and facilitate submission and archiving of completed portfolios and other resources to Lead, Online Content Development.
  • Support Lead Trainer, ID in duties including, but not limited to;
    • Review of partner resources for content and curriculum for Online Pedagogy.
    • Collaboratively contextualize learning material for delivery to institutions in the network.
    • Coordinate facilitation activities and mentor trainees through the program.
    • Facilitate training sessions in areas related to Instructional Design and mentor peers to do the same on a train-the-trainer knowledge transfer model.
    • Provide support and oversight to Instructional Design teams across the eLearning program.

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position – PhD preferred.
  • 3-5 years professional experience as instructional designer, learning designer or course developer, preferably in higher education. Worked 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:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English with the sophistication necessary to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

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.

 

7.     Faculty Advisor, Instructional Design

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-Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with UI/UX, media developers, and other team members to design and develop premium online course content.
  • 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.
  • Support Instructional Design team in training, mentoring, and support of MCF Scholars.
  • Serve as resource person to the Technical support staff
  • Work one-on-one with MCF scholars in module development and submission to incorporate cutting edge technological tools.
  • Monitor the individual progress of scholars as assigned.

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
  • 3-5 years professional experience as instructional designer, learning designer or course developer, preferably in higher education.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • Willingness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.

 

8.     Lead Trainer, Instructional Design

The incumbent will report to the Director, USIU Online. The position holder will be responsible for reviewing partner curriculum and content in matters relating to Instruction Design, collaborate with partners in contextualization of content and instructional approaches and Coordinate facilitation activities with other trainers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review partner resources for content and curriculum for Online Pedagogy.
  • Collaboratively contextualize learning material for delivery to institutions in the network.
  • Coordinate facilitation activities and mentor trainees through the program.
  • Facilitate training sessions in areas related to Online Pedagogy and mentor peers to do the same on a train-the-trainer knowledge transfer model.
  • Facilitate program Monitoring and Evaluation activities.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and mentorship to Instructional Design team across the eLearning program.
  • Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
  • PhD in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field or other related field aligned with the responsibilities of the position.
  • 3-5 years professional experience as instructional designer, learning designer or course developer, preferably in higher education.
  • Worked 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:

  • 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.
  • Teaching experience (preferably online), knowledge of teaching, learning, pedagogy, and faculty development.
  • Understanding of the use of LMSs and other software and innovative technologies used in a fully online academic environment.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot problems and discover solutions to solving those problems.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in higher education in support of faculty.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English to effectively communicate technical details to both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS and JavaScript and must have good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse and inclusive nature of a distinguished higher education environment.
  • 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.

 

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: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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