Higher Education Specialist Job Strathmore Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Higher Education Specialist Job Strathmore Kenya 2020
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Job Title: Higher Education Specialist – Strathmore University Business School(SBS)

REPORTING: Country Director

RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACT: Staff, External Stakeholders

Job Description

The Higher Education Specialist will cultivate and manage relationships with universities, as well as other higher education institutions (including polytechnics, technical training institutes, colleagues, and vocational training centers), senior Government of Kenya officials, and development partners. The Higher Education Specialist will also oversee curriculum revision and development and capacity development of higher education institutions.

This position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding and will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with universities, as well as other higher education institutions (including polytechnics, technical training institutes, colleges, and vocational training centers.
  • Manage technical experts to review and strengthen existing curricula to meet workforce needs in Kenyan Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
  • Implement and strengthen faculty training programs to improve teaching in the classroom, online and in the field.
  • Work with university partners to develop (individually or cooperatively) new training programs targeted to known workforce needs.
  • Work with university partners to establish or strengthen competency-based training programs including skill-based teaching and training.
  • Support the development and implementation of remote-learning programs and strategies where appropriate.
  • Strengthen HEI institutional capacity to meet youth and workforce needs in Kenya through quality assurance, organizational development, and evidence-based and adaptive learning strategies.
  • Identifying and managing academic partnerships with public and private entities to advance project goals and program sustainability
  • Work with university partners to cultivate public and private partnerships to maximize opportunities for youth skill-building, align university programs to meet country needs and assure long-term programmatic sustainability.
  • Work closely with partner universities, public and private partners, and the Partnership Specialist to build HEI capacity to identify, initiate and sustain productive public-private-academic partnerships.
  • Support the university partners to liaise with public and private partners to foster innovative new strategies for sustainable support of youth-led initiatives in Kenyan HEIs.
  • Strengthen HEI institutional capacity to meet youth and workforce needs in Kenya through quality assurance, organizational development, and evidence-based and adaptive learning strategies. 

Qualifications

The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications.

  • A graduate degree in a relevant field such as higher education/TVET, distance learning, youth/adult learning, curriculum development, ICT and education, international development, or other related social/behavioral sciences.
  • Eight years of relevant and progressively increasing responsibility leading programs focused on research, technical training,  youth  development,  workforce  development,  higher  education,  livelihoods,  private sector engagement, or other fields related to the program with at least four of those years in Kenya or countries similar to Kenya. 
  • Demonstrated success working with senior higher education officials, university leadership, national ministry, development partners, and international organization partners.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships.
  • Leadership in capacity development of host county higher education institutions (TVETs, colleges, polytechnics, and universities).
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership and career results for women and girls.
  • Experience with organizational development, quality assurance, curriculum mapping/strengthening or other HEI strengthening strategies.
  • Experience managing staff to assure timely, accurate and impactful reporting and communications.

How to Apply

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting “Higher Education Specialist” on the subject line to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Thursday 3rd December 2020.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.







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