Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Inoorero University Lecturers (ICT, Business, Law) and Assistant Registrar Jobs in Kenya

Inoorero University wishes to recruit mature, committed and self driven individuals for the following positions:

1) Lecturers in ICT, Business and Law

Overall Purpose of the position

To design, develop and deliver a range of programmes at Certificate, Diploma and Degree level for teaching at Inoorero University, in order to enable students to complete their studies successfully, and to determine, develop and carry out relevant independent research projects to extend knowledge in the appropriate subject area.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Integration
  • Promote the vision and mission of the University and implement the University Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the development of research strategies
Teaching and Learning:
  • Design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (sometimes for entirely new courses) at various levels.
  • Review and update, where necessary, course content on regular basis.
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques including e-learning and to prepare materials that create interest, understanding and enthusiasm among students
  • Ensure that course design, content and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the department as well as Universities regulations and the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
  • Supervise student projects, field trips, attachments and where appropriate, placements
  • Set, invigilate, mark and assess assignments, continuous assessment tests (CATs), projects and examination and provide timely feedback to students and the department
  • Offer advisory interventions to students on their performance, employment market trends and career development
  • Promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and interaction of students with industry partners in learning and innovation.
Research:
  • Determine relevant research objectives and prepare research proposals
  • Identify sources of funding and oversee the process of securing funds
  • Carry out independent research towards acquiring higher academic qualifications
  • Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using appropriate media
Educational Qualifications:
  • PhD or Masters Degree in relevant field
Working Experience:

PhD degree holder:
  • Publications in one’s area of specialization and professional qualification relevant to subject area will be an added advantage.
Masters Degree holder:
  • At least five years teaching experience at University level, and
  • At least three publications in reputable journals or two University level books
Technical Skills/Competencies:
  • Strategic mindset and ability to put emerging issues in the context of the University mission, vision and strategy
  • Ability to conceptualize, design, develop structured, and undertake structured evaluation and review of projects and programme
  • Good report and proposal writing and public speaking/presentation skills
  • Effective initiative facilitation and team leadership skills
  • Structured problem solving
  • Ability to continuously monitor and acquire knowledge/market intelligence on relevant industry trends and developments
  • Good leadership, coordination, planning and organizational skills
  • Proactive, initiative, with good networking, negotiation and collaborative skills
  • IT proficiency.
2. Assistant Registrar

Overall Purpose of the position

To manage and coordinate the academic processes, particularly examination process so that all students are able to give their best and do as well in their exams as they are able as per university policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the academic team, collating examination data and managing this via a timetabling software package and databases to produce exam timetables.
  • Track the submission and quality of exam papers ensuring the University regulations and procedures are adhered to. Recording all errors on  question papers for reporting/analysis purposes.
  • Provide advice to administrative and academic staff on examination issues managing all requirements for ‘out of time’ examinations. This includes room bookings, posting the details on the Examinations and Conferment website, liaison with Estates and Document Services, ensuring adequate invigilator cover is in place
  • Set up examinations rooms during the main exam periods with the relevant paperwork.
  • Maintain examination reference material ensuring that stocks are available for each examination period as required by the examiners
  • Assist with the organization of the award ceremonies e.g. invitation and acceptance of students, preparation of certificates, proof reading awards programme
  • Participate in ceremony requests from students and guests for additional requirements and manage individuals on the day of the ceremony
  • Supervise and appraise staff in the section.
  • Manage collection, calculation/processing and verification of students' grades.
  • Update students’ files as per approved policy and procedures.
  • Preparing reports as required including students and lecturers’ evaluation reports.
  • Participate in budget preparation
  • Ensure safe custody of students' records and other information.
  • Liaise with academic advisors on changes in academic programmes.
Technical Skills/Competencies:
  • Ability to relate to and motivate students with a range of ages
  • Ability to deal with student crisis and emergencies in an authoritative manner
  • Ability to manage information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of common records management
  • Interpersonal skills, working with individuals and groups
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Integrity.
  • IT Proficiency
Educational Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Humanities/Social Science
Professional/ Additional qualifications:
  • Certificate in information management
Working Experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
How to apply

You may apply by emailing your application letter and CV, including current and expected remuneration to recruitment@iu.ac.ke by 24 February 2012.

Please note that no paper applications will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IU is an equal opportunity employer.

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