Jobs in Africa Nazarene University, Kenya

Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is an accredited Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of Nazarene International, which follows the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition. 

It integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times. 

Applications are invited from qualified professionals to fill 2 positions of Senior Lecturer in the department of Education. 

Applicants must indicate clearly their area of specialization.

The University seeks to recruit a qualified professional to fill vacant positions in one of the following teaching fields: - Educational Administration; Educational Psychology; Curriculum and Instruction and Early Childhood education. 

The applicants must be holders of a PhD degree from a recognized university or a master degree with four (4) years of teaching experience at university level; plus eight equivalent publication points.

The applicants must demonstrate classroom skills as evidenced by student evaluations and peer reviews by moderators; provide evidence of publication in one’s field and present evidence of success in some major non-teaching responsibility or community service at the University or other reputable organizations.

Job Vacancy:Director of Strategic Planning

Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is an accredited Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of Nazarene International, which follows the Wesleyan Holiness Tradition. 

It integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times. 

The Director Strategic Planning, reporting to the Vice Chancellor through the DVC Academics will
  • provide effective leadership in the implementation of university strategy and planning to enable achievement of its vision and mission; 
  • administer strategic planning processes across the university;
  • facilitate ongoing strategic initiatives in the departments; 
  • develop quarterly reports; 
  • identify strategies to improve operating performance;
  • promote client/customer services; 
  • design and drive strategy monitoring processes.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide effective leadership in the implementation and review of the university strategic plan to enable achievement of its vision and mission.
  • Assist in the formulation of the short and the long-term goals in planning university strategy;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of business intelligence in alignment with identified needs and strategic priorities in the University.
  • Constantly review the strategic plan of the university and point out to the management board deviation from the strategic plan and areas for action.
  • Familiarize with the university physical master plan with a view to evaluate university expansion and growth strategy.
  • Develop a quarterly executive dashboard to report on key metrics to measure performance and progress on strategic initiatives across the university.
  • Leverage available resources to ensure the completion of tasks in the most efficient and effective way possible in order to complete projects that will effect change in the university.
  • Liaise with the Finance director to ensure effective implementation of the approved budget.
  • Assist in collection of statistical data from various university departments that can help in production of annual reports and decision making.
  • To work with the Senior Management team in the implementation, development, monitoring and refinement of the University’s Strategic objectives.
  • In collaboration with Chairs and Heads of Departments, administer formal strategic planning processes across the various departments of the university.
  • Identify and propose new opportunities to improve university performance, obtain buy in from key university stakeholders and develop change management plans.
  • Collaborate with marketing department to conduct feasibility study before venturing into new projects, programmes or markets.
  • Support a work environment that promotes client service, teamwork and performance feedback.
  • Perform any other duties allocated by the Vice-chancellor.
Job Requirements
  • Must be holders of a Master Degree in either business administration, economics strategic planning, project management or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Five (5) year experience in handling strategic planning, economics and business development functions preferably in an institution of higher learning.
  • Ability to identify strategic needs, develop recommendation and lead implementation of the same with minimal or no supervision.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks and develop timelines.
  • Initiative, drive and attention to details.
  • Be able to interact with senior university management and have excellent customer service skills.

Job Title: Teaching and Learning Resources Production Coordinator
Reporting:  Direct to the Director Institute of Open and Distance Learning.
Job Summary / Purpose: The Coordinator will be the overall supervisor in all resource production processes. 

This will include organizing training of writers, coordinating the writing processes, keeping records of written manuals and other resources, scheduling manual review timetables, ensuring that all teaching resources are uploaded on the VLE on time and checking for plagiarism using the Turn-it-in software.  

The Coordinator will also oversee the use and production of Open Educational Resources by all ANU writers.  

The Coordinator will facilitate the uploading of ANU Produced OERs in the World Wide Web. 

The Coordinator will oversee the writing processes carried out by Lecturers and other support specialists.

Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties and responsibilities of the Coordinator will be as follows:-
  • Overall supervisor of all learning and resource production processes
  • Train Manual writers on the principles of manual design based on adult learning theories and the ANU suggested Template for Manual writing.
  • Coordinate all processes of manual writing beginning with the production stage, delivery stage and access stage.
  • Design a framework for a suitable instructional design that can be adopted for university use within the current VLE.
  • Introduce lecturers to the use of OERs and so as to make contribution to the academic world
  • Develop a data base for local Kenyan OERs and International OERs to be used by different academic departments.
  • Issue modules and any other leaning materials to learners.
  • Maintain records of the IODL educational materials at the Centres and the Main Campus.
  • Facilitate the annual review of the manuals to keep them current and relevant.
  • Coordinate instructional design for all academic departments for IODL use
  • In collaboration with the Finance office coordinate prompt payment for all manual writers.
  • Attend  seminars/workshops organized by IODL
  • Submit monthly reports to the Director of IODL
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time by the Director.
Expected results:
  • Results expected will include Production of resources International standards of for teaching in the higher education sector, adoption and adaptation of OERs in the resources production processes, effective use of the teaching and learning resources on the ANU VLE, eNaz and organization of regular training sessions for all writers and Academic staff at ANU.
Minimum Requirements:
  • The applicants must have Advanced Degree in Education, Distance Educational Technology or any other field related to Distance learning in Higher Education with minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in higher education management.
  • In addition the applicants must have experience in module writing, Teaching and training of Distance e-Learners locally and internationally. 
  • Possession of PhD will be an added advantage.

The University seeks to recruit a qualified professional to fill the vacant position of Quality Assurance Officer

The University’s Quality Assurance Officer, reporting to the Vice Chancellor through the DVC Academics will ensure quality is pursued at all levels of the University, interpret and implement quality assurance standards; monitor unusual occurrences, report and follow-up procedures periodically. 

The Officer will review quality assurance standards, study existing policies and procedures ensure students-faculty evaluations and assess the university operations aimed at meeting and exceeding customer expectations in quality service delivery.
Further Quality Assurance Officer will provide administrative and substantive leadership, guidance and support for quality assurance at all levels of the University, and support the institutional and program accreditation processes.

The main duties and responsibilities of Quality Assurance officer will be and not limited to the follows:
  • To formulate policies, strategies systems, procedures and practices for the university’s academic quality assurance and improvement and administrative support;
  • To develop policies and guidelines on teaching evaluation, program review and student learning assessment;
  • To promote the culture of academic quality within the university through assisting the University Quality Assurance Committee in developing and fostering a quality culture.
  • To ensure effectiveness of academic advising and course registration through feedback from students, follow up on teaching performance and effectiveness, smooth administration of examinations, advise the management on how the system is performing in regards to quality, and suggesting improvement strategies;
  • To ensure proper utilization and maintenance of university facilities, enforcement of health and safety policies  and attending to welfare matters  including Cafeteria, Hostels, Health clinics, etc in liaison with relevant departments and stakeholders;
  • To liaise with HR Office to promote the profile of quality assurance in the university by rewarding sterling performance, and ensuring penalties for poor performance, faculty and staff development through continuous training of academic and non-academic staff;
  • To analyze student evaluation data and generating reports for both quality assurance and management purposes.
  • To advise on program and course approval and development  in compliance  with the Commission for Universities Education (CUE) on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Universities in Kenya and ANU specific standards;
  • To develop and  review  quality assurance standard operating procedures for  Quality Assurance Office in  compliance with university quality assurance policy;
  • To receive and analyze reports submitted by various committees for strategic university decision-making;
  • To coordinate  the preparation of annual reports for external bodies, e.g. the Council for University Education
  • To monitor national and international developments in Quality Assurance  and advise the Management Board and the University Council;
  • To advise the Vice Chancellor on Quality Assurance issues in the University;
  • To prepare an annual quality assurance report for the University Council;
  • To provide secretarial services to the University Quality Assurance and Standards Committee;
  • To do any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Vice- Chancellor or her appointee.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Applicants must be holders of advanced University Degree (Master Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in higher education management. 
  • Possession of PhD is an added advantage.
Applicants should give full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present salary and other benefits and enclose copies of certificates and testimonials giving the names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

Applications should be sent to the address shown below:

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

Applications should reach the Office not later than Friday, 6th March, 2015. 

Applications could also be dropped at our Town Campus located at the Stanbank Building or Aghro House, Moi Avenue. 

Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.