Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tulane International LLC,Education Specialist Jobs in Rwanda



VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Tulane International LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tulane University, a US-based tertiary education institution. Tulane, present in Rwanda since 2000, aims to strengthen higher education via the integration of human and institutional capacity development and innovative technology. Tulane International LLC in Rwanda is seeking a dynamic individual to provide teaching and professional development support to faculty, staff and students in order cultivate improved and innovative teaching and learning practices at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences (UR-CMHS). This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, detail-oriented candidate with strong teaching and l
eadership skills, and a vision for technology and change in Rwandan education.
Job Title: Education Specialist  
Location: Kigali
Effective Date: Immediately
Application Deadline:  12th June 2017 at 4pm
Responsibilities
Teaching and Professional Development (40%)
  • Lead workshops with faculty and students to develop new, effective and efficient methods of teaching and learning with technology and digital resources.
  • Provide instructional support to a program of Online Professional Development, modeling best practices for online teaching and learning.
  • Meet one-on-one and in groups with UR and CMHS faculty and staff, providing on-demand training and support for the appropriate integration of new tools and systems to enhance teaching and learning.
Education Innovation Network Support (30%)
  • Build peer-support and distributed leadership among staff and faculty for day-to-day innovation efforts across CMHS campuses.
  • Support a cohort of 40 Teaching and Learning Fellows at UR in the identification of opportunities for improving teaching and learning practices, and in the design and implementation of innovations.
  • Regularly liaise with Fellowship Program leadership and Lead Fellows to ensure professional development activities are articulated to staff and faculty needs, appropriately scheduled, and well-attended. 
  • Respond to network support needs related to online pedagogy, assessment, instructional design and course-building on CMHS Learning System (Moodle).  Leverage Moodle Systems Administrators to resolve learner and faculty issues with new online learning systems, including content uploading, content access, account requests, system functionality queries.
Program Design (20%)
  • Contribute to the ongoing conceptual and technical design of curricula and programming to enhance learning and teaching practices at US CMHS.
  • Design specific face-to-face, online and blended learning activities, digital resources and assessments to support professional development activities.
  • Advise on priorities for the development of instructional systems at UR CMHS.
Assessment, Monitoring and Reporting (10%)
  • Contribute to curriculum and course review activities.
  • Contribute to the collection of qualitative and quantitative data for program formation, adaption and impact measurement.
  • Track and report on a core set of process, learning and outcome indicators among fellows and staff participants in professional development.
  • Contribute to a public blog highlighting innovation and lessons learned for teaching and learning at UR and CMHS.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree, preferably in the Health Sciences, Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree considered with deep experience, or with relevant certificates or specializations (e.g. in Instructional Technology).
  • Experience teaching or leading trainings or professional development activities, preferably in an adult or higher education setting.
  • Deep knowledge of curriculum and course design, active and student-centered teaching and learning methods for the health sciences, and learning assessment.
  • Appreciation for and understanding of the potential role that technology and new media can play in transforming education in Rwanda. Understanding of common obstacles to technology integration.
  • High degree of comfort in the day-to-day use of web-based and social technologies for productivity, scholarship, teaching and learning, including use of learning management systems and online assessment systems.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in health sciences, education, instructional design, instructional technology, or equivalent experience
  • Teaching or training experience, especially in higher education setting
  • Knowledge of the health sciences higher education context.
  • Knowledge of Rwandan or regional higher education context.
  • Knowledge of contemporary pedagogy and learning theory
  • Digital media production skills (web, audio, video, graphic)
Application:
Interested candidates should submit the following:
  • A cover letter in English
  • A detailed typed curriculum vitae that includes at least two professional references from previous or current employers
The complete application package should be addressed to the Director and submitted electronically to office@tulanerw.org  with the subject Education Specialist. For any questions or need for additional information please send an email to office@tulanerw.org before the deadline.

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