Job Opportunities

1.     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.

 

2.     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

 

3.     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: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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