Overview

Director – Open and Distance Education

JOB OBJECTIVE

The job holder will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership over the KCA University Center for Open and Distance Education (CODE).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide the leadership, implementation, and supervision of all Open and Distance Education (ODE) programs and initiatives.
Participate in the recruitment and management of staff involved in ODE.
Promote enrolment growth of the KCA University ODE in line with the long-term strategic goal of being a virtual campus.
Promote institutional compliance with Universities Standards and Guidelines for ODE by the Commission for University Education (CUE)
Be the liaison to faculty, staff and University Management on ODE matters.
Promote effective and efficient delivery of ODE.
Collaborate with the Head of Information Communication Technology (HoICT) to identify and recommend novel information technologies relevant for effective online learning.
Coordinate professional development activities for University ODE faculty.
In conjunction with Director, Quality Assurance, analyze ODE assessment data and provide annual reports to the Vice Chancellor & CEO through the Deputy ViceChancellor, Academic and Student Affairs.
Prepare annual ODE report identifying the current successes and challenges to inform continuous improvement.
Liaise with the Head of Marketing and Deans of Schools to market ODE programmes.
Prepare and maintain the ODE budget within established policies and practice.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Must have a Ph.D. degree in Educational Media Technology or closely related field from an accredited/recognized University
Must be at least a Senior Lecturer or qualified to be appointed one
Have at least five (5) years of academic and research experience at a University.
Have at least three (3) years of working in instructional technology or online education
Must demonstrate outstanding administrative/managerial capability in the organization and management
Be a registered member of a professional association

 

OTHER SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Strong personal and professional integrity, effective verbal and written
communication skills, and a commitment to safety.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks with varying priorities.
Knowledge of best practices in educational technologies, instructional design, and quality online course delivery;
Knowledge of LMSs – specifically Moodle and/or Blackboard.
Working experience with various multimedia software
Superior interpersonal and team-oriented aptitude.
Ability to advise faculty in the designing, development, and implementation of technology that supports and enhances quality instruction and student learning.
Ability to communicate technical concepts effectively to students and staff.

REMUNERATION

The successful candidate will be compensated with appropriate allowances and a competitive salary commensurate with the academic rank.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV including three referees, academic and professional certificates, and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and iTax certificate by 20th January 2023.

The subject of your email should read: DIRECTOR – OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
Head of Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

About KCA University (KCAU)

KCA University (KCAU) is a private, non-profit institution, founded in July 1989 as Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) to improve the quality of accountancy and financial management training in the country. KCAU is located on Thika Road in Ruaraka, Nairobi, Kenya. The institution also maintains satellite colleges under the School of Professional Programmes in Githunguri, Kericho, Eldoret, Kisumu and Kitengela.