E-Learning Instructional Specialist Career Opportunity in Kenya - Africa Nazarene University

Africa Nazarene University

Position Title: E-Learning Instructional Specialist

Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is a fully chartered, non-profit, Private Christian University and is a part of Network of 21 Higher Education Institutions sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International, with a mission to provide a holistic education that develops individuals academically, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically, to equip them with an appropriate mix of skills, competencies and Christian values to enable them to go into the world well prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of their time.

The University seeks to engage suitable and qualified candidates to serve in the following positions:

E-Learning Instructional Specialist

Job Ref: ANU/ONLINE/01/12/22

Job Purpose: Responsible for instructional design processes and providing support at all the stages of content design, development, delivery, and evaluation of online courses.

In addition, this role is also responsible for coordinating the development of learning materials that are facilitated through ANU online.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, developing, executing, testing, and assessing instructional design projects and/or technologies
  • Orient and train students to online learning
  • Support faculty in all stages of instructional design processes
  • Support faculty on digital technologies relevant for interactive and engaging online experiences.
  • Support faculty in content design, development, delivery, and evaluation of online courses.
  • Coordinate with faculty in assembling effective online content.
  • Ensure adherence to a design standard of an instructional design model that leverages on current and emerging technologies, and sound pedagogical designs and strategies.
  • Present and make recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options
  • Review courses against educational standards and quality before publishing for student access
  • Coordinate communication to faculty, students, or other users’ availability of, or changes to online
    and e-learning courses or materials, programs, services, or applications
  • Support the development of new online courses
  • Track and participate in workflow of the instructional design process. To ensure its success
  • Advice and initiate internal and external support providers on instructional design for a continuous
    and sustained faculty and student support.
  • Engage in professional development and capacity building opportunities.
  • Any other duty as assigned.

Academic and Professional Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in instructional design, education technology, or other related field that are aligned with the tasks of this position will be an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Education Technology or in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated skills and certification on web technologies, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and eLearning authoring tools.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience as instructional designer, learning designer or course developer in higher education coupled with;
  • Experience in supporting faculty and staff in instruction design or content design, development, delivery, and assessment at higher education levels.

Personal attributes and competencies:

  • Strong practical and technical abilities in a variety of online learning technologies including but not limited to devices, interactive learning software, learning management soft
  • Knowledge and skills of teaching and learning/ pedagogy
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems, creative, and good in problem solving
  • Demonstrate knowledge on web technologies, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and a good knowledge of eLearning authoring tools.
  • Interpersonal skills: ability to work with least supervision, communication skills
  • Organizing and time management skills
  • Team player: Demonstrate ability to work closely with students, faculty, and other staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a student and faculty environment that is diverse and inclusive in nature.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through the email recruitment@anu.ac.ke not later
than 3rd January 2023 enclosing an updated Curriculum Vitae with details of current post, salary and other financial benefits, testimonials, certified academic and professional certificates, copy of National Identity Card, names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer).

Kindly indicate job title and reference number in the subject of the email.

In addition to your formal application, please note that you are also required to fill out the form in this link as part of the application process – Online Application Form.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and will be required to provide clearance certificates from Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Credit Reference Bureau, Kenya Revenue Authority, and Criminal Investigation Department.

ANU is an equal opportunity employer, and any canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

The Vice-Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200