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Internship Opportunity in Kenya - Instructional Design

African Virtual University (AVU)

Vacancy: Instructional Design Intern
Educational Technology and Learning Resources (ET&LR) Unit
1.0. Introduction

The African Virtual University (AVU) is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. 

A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by nineteen (19) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia and Cape Verde.

The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.
AVU is currently engaged in a Multinational Project II, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 21 African countries with 27 participating institutions.
Background to ET&LR: The Educational Technology & Learning Resources (ET&LR) unit at AVU coordinates the various Open Distance and eLearning activities of the Multinational Project Phase II. 

The ET&LR unit is currently looking for one instructional design intern to assist in the unit’s content development and delivery processes. 

This position is also intended to help African youth gain practical experience to help transition to the workplace.

2.0. Scope of Work
The ET&LR Instructional Design Intern will help AVU staff perform the following functions:
  • Assist in reviewing learning resources developed under the coordination of the unit;
  • Assist in ensuring that quality assurance is abided in the content development processes;
  • Assist in filing documents handled by the Instructional Design team within the unit;
  • Assist in developing instructional support documents as needed;
  • Assist the Instructional Design team to create media to support teaching and learning activities, especially videos, animations and graphics;
  • Edit and proofread educational content or any other documents as needed;
  • Assist in formatting and copying digital files;
  • Perform other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.
3.0. Qualifications
  • Studies related to Education, Instructional Design, or related subject (preference will be given to candidates with completed or almost completed Bachelor degrees);
  • Fluent in English (preference will be given to candidates who can also speak French or Portuguese);
  • Skills in the use of Microsoft Office or Google Drive authoring tools;
  • Familiarity with eLearning;
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills;
  • Keen on and pays attention to detail;
  • Ability to learn quickly and work well within a team;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.
4.0. Modalities of Work: The ET&LR Instructional Design Intern is expected to work during office hours from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 05:30pm.
5.0 Duration: The position for the intern is for a nominal period of three with a possibility of extension for an additional 3 months.
6.0 Reporting: The ET&LR Instructional Design Intern will report to and be supervised by the Manager of ET&LR and will work closely with the ET&LR Instructional Designers.

How to Apply

The African Virtual University (AVU)  is an equal opportunity employer. 

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial period of 3 months.

Application must include an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with a telephone number and email address; and names with contact addresses of three professional references.

 Applications should be sent to and must have Instructional Design Intern as the email subject The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The closing date for this application is 7th February 2016 at 18:00 East African Time (UTC/GMT + 3) 

Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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