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Massive Recruitment at KENET Kenya (5 Positions)

KENET is seeking to fill the following positions:

1. Director, Learning Technologies 

One Position

This position reports to the Executive Director/CEO of KENET and will be responsible for promoting and piloting the use of modern learning technologies to transform higher education in KENET member institutions.

This will be achieved through carefully designed professional development programs for senior university leadership, faculty and researchers.

In addition, the position will design and coordinate innovative and demonstration teaching and learning with technology projects in collaboration with member institutions.

This position will suitable for candidates who are already faculty members in one of the KENET member universities and who are willing to provide academic leadership in the use of learning technologies to transform and enhance the quality of university education in Kenya.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
  • A PhD in ICT (ICT includes electrical engineering, computer science, information systems) or in educational technology from a recognized university.
  • Applicants who are about to complete relevant PhD studies will be considered
  • At least five years' experience as a teaching faculty member in a recognized university, preferably in Africa
  • Experience in modern teaching and curriculum development methods and student assessment.
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching skills at university level (evidence based on teaching portfolio or teaching awards).
  • Experience in the use of teaching portfolio or equivalent tool for assessment and documenting teaching experience at university level
  • Experience in developing e-learning materials and other online materials.
  • Experience in academic leadership and working with senior leadership of universities
  • Ability to attract grants from industry and foundations will be mandatory Proficiency in computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and other collaborative tools)
  • Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards
2. Shared Services Manager 

One Position

This position reports to the Head of Infrastructure and will provide existing and new members of KENET with a single point of contact on al! shared services offered by KENET.

The suitable candidate will be responsible for promoting and developing innovative shared services in collaboration with member institutions and managing the relationship between KENET and member institutions.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience;
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or information systems from a recognized university with advanced knowledge of information systems and marketing acquired through experience or a higher degree in information systems or business administration.
  • At least one year experience as a network or system administrator with a large organization, ISP or telecom operator.
  • At least three years relevant experience as an account manager or as a sales and marketing professional or IT manager in large a organization
  • Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Proficiency in computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and other collaborative tools)
  • Demonstrated high ethical and moral standards
3. Assistant Web and Mobile Applications Developer 

One Position

This position reports to the Network Operations Manager and will be responsible for the requirement analysis, conceptive design, and formulation of architecture, implementation, system integration, testing, documentation and deployment of web and mobile applications/ systems at KENET.

This is an entry level /trainee position for recent information systems or computer science graduates.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
  • B.S. Computer Science, Information systems or equivalent with specialization in applications developments
  • Knowledge in developing embedded applications for a wide range of mobile platforms (e.g. Android, iOS, LINUX, Windows Mobile/.NET Compact Framework, Meego, Blackberry).
  • Web application development experience (eg. Ajax, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby on Rail, JSP, Python).
  • Familiarity or experience with databases (e.g. MySQL, Oracle, PostgresSQL)
  • At least six months relevant experience obtained through employment or internship as a web and/or mobile application developer.
  • Excellent oral and written technical communication skills in English language
  • Demonstrated high moral and ethical standards
4. Communications Officer 

One Position

This position reports to the Executive Director/CEO of KENET and the focal point within the KENET responsible for internal and external communication with stake holders and managing membership and donor relations as necessary.

The candidate will also establish/maintain an up-to-date documentation/information centre for publications, press releases and clippings, as well as photographic and audio-visual materials.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
  • An undergraduate degree in information systems, business IT, Marketing communications, communications or journalism
  • At least two years' experience in corporate communications or marketing or public relations
  • Proficiency in computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and other collaborative tools)
  • Ability to research, analyse, evaluate and synthesize information.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Professional qualifications would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated high-ethical and moral standards
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili languages
5. Accountant 

One Position

This position reports to the Management Accountant and is responsible for providing management support in financial analysis, treasury management, budgeting and budgetary control.

The position will provide leadership in the budgeting process and analysis of the business performance.

Suitable candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications and experience:
  • A business, commerce or accounting degree or equivalent from a recognized university
  • At least two years' experience in a busy accounting office
  • Must be a CPA (K); certification as CPS (K) would be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in all basic office computer applications, e-mail and Internet.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated high moral and ethical standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language
All of the above positions shall be on contract terms of three (3) years which shall be renewable based on performance an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the position will be offered to the successful candidates. 

KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity.

Applications should be sent to:

The Executive Director
Kenya Education Network Trust (KENET)
P.O. Box 30244,00100
Nairobi

not later than January 6, 2012. 

Applications should be accompanied by copies of secondary and university degree certificates, up to date CV showing current or past gross monthly salary, names and addresses of two (2) referees, a cover letter written in essay style, and day-time telephone contact. 

E-mail applications should be sent to applications@kenet.or.ke and should include scanned copies of the certificates and sent as an attachment.


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