Mount Kenya University – Director, Technical support, Content Development & Design.

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Mount Kenya University(MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education, serving both private and Government sponsored students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as its Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position

Qualification

  • PhD in a relevant field from a recognized /accredited university
  • Have at least three (3) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal of a constituent university college or a Principal of a school/ institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

OR

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal of a constituent university college or a Principal of a school/ institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

Key responsibilities also include

  • To oversee digital platform support, content development, designing of Open Learning programmes.
  • Performing digital learning and provide technical support to both students, staff and instructors, manage e-content development, vetting and distribution of approved study materials and collaborates with the faculty and other university functions on digital learning
  • Developing and implementing strategies that will ensure that the university ODEL (Digital Varsity) will deliver a technical platform that promotes digital learning through the use of the best practices.
  • Capacity building –training and orientation on both the ODEL students in order to enhance optimum students’ satisfaction and hence retention and progression.
  • Performs day to day administrative and leadership functions and assist and advice in set up of the infrastructure to support Open Distance and Electronic Learning.
  • Promotes multimedia technology, audio and video technology/lectures and virtual technology based teaching and learning.
  • Advise on establishing and managing a digital library and E-examinations to support ODEL.
  • Coordinate and manage e-tutorials, instructional design and pedagogy, information sources support, research support and postgraduate research based support.
  • Develops the necessary students and faculty print and voice and image based induction materials and upload them on the necessary university approved platforms.
  • Prepare support (training and orientation) scheduling and ensure that the effective management of the e-learning system and information is uploaded before the beginning of the semester.
  • The design and development of study materials within the ODEL context and in line with the university specifications and standards and the CUE modules development standards that responds to all the relevant policies related to teaching/tuition of Mount Kenya University ODEL.
  • Provide tuition and instructional support ensuring that the academics integrate blended, active and e-learning approaches and alternate/innovative assessment strategies.
  • Implements ODEL delivery system design, study materials design and development, instructional design/learning development/development of learning experiences and environment.
  • Ensures application of technology to teaching and learning and implements various delivery methods and blended learning solutions.
  • Plan, schedule and budget activities on students, faculty support and administrative support and study materials development and instructional design/editorial work and ensure copyright compliance.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Principal ODEL

Interested Candidates to apply through the Mount Kenya Online Recruitment Portal http://recruitment@mku.ac.ke on or before 26th November 2021.

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  • All applications MUST be through the MKU recruitment online portal.
  • Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Mount Kenya University terms and conditions of service.
  • Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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