Subject Manager for Project Management at Kepler (Deadline: 14th April,2022)

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Subject Manager for Project Management at Kepler (Deadline: 14th April,2022)

🏘️ About the Organization and Job Details

The Organization

About Kepler

The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: Kepler is a non-profit higher education program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do: Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

Our history: Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners.

The future: Currently, all Kepler students earn their degrees through our degree partner Southern New Hampshire University and that will continue to be a key part of the Kepler model. In parallel, we are working on developing a bachelor’s degree provided by Kepler and accredited in Rwanda. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities; and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

📋 Job Description Details

Job Position Title

Subject Manager for Project Management

Kepler is hiring a Subject Manager for Project Management in the Faculty of Management. We are looking for a candidate with excellent leadership skills paired with strong knowledge in Project Management and passion for education. The role is an academic leadership position that serves to provide support to new and developing instructors (Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants) as well as to continue to support the growth of best academic practices at Kepler.

The Subject Manager is an exemplary model of Kepler’s core values and works to lead initiatives that support students and the academic vision as a whole. It includes developing systems of support for developing instructors, creating curriculum, modeling and coaching the use of data to drive instructional decisions, and supporting students inside and outside of the classroom to help fulfill the mission/vision of Kepler.

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Job Positing Date: 31st March,2022

Job Closing Date : 14th April,2022

Number of Job Positions

1

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Job Payment Terms and Contract

Open Ended Full-Time Employment TYPE

Job Duties& Tasks  and Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants
  • Lead and inspire the team to achieve their goals in relation to Kepler’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Research and utilize effective online, in-person and blended learning teaching techniques
  • Serve as a model instructor for other staff members as well as visitors to the Kepler model through an open classroom forum, demo-lessons, or co-teaching with struggling members.
  • Share and train other educators in implementation of online education in a blended learning environment
  • Conduct class observations to give feedback and offer coaching to support to the team as needed
  • Plan and facilitate various activities such as professional development, meetings, workshops for the team
  • Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System
  • Teach project management-related modules in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures
  • Regularly evaluate student learning through competency/project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments and provide clear and actionable feedback to students
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student progress through the curriculum
  • Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Design Team to generate scope and sequences, lesson plans, and other curricula that support diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant technology skills in accordance with blended learning and competency-based model
  • Lead out the evaluation of Project Management curriculum as well as conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler academic and assessment policies
  • Provide feedback on the program, curriculum and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with peers to share best-practices and innovations from the classroom
  • Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Dean of Faculty

💼 Job Specification

Job Qualification Needed

Required Qualifications

  • PMP Certification OR Doctorate Degree (PhD) OR Master’s degree in Project Management
  • 2 years of experience teaching preferably at higher education level in East Africa;
  • 3 years of experience in managing projects in different sectors or fields;
  • Ability to manage people in a fashion that demonstrates servant leadership
  • Open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
  • Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and ways to support them.
  • Experience creating or modifying curriculum
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated mastery of Google and Microsoft suites
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent command of English as a language of instruction.
  • Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues to productively contribute to teams
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
  • Ability to support students in their various learning needs
  • Functional knowledge of leading project management information systems/software

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 3 years of teaching experience at university level, preferably in the East African Community
  • Experience in program or training /curriculum development, either in academic or other professional settings, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project based learning
  • Demonstrated adaptability and commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching pedagogy
  • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvement

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (calculated in USD) commensurate with experience
  • Eighteen (18) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) or an annual vacation, which will need to be planned with your supervisor;
  • 5 weeks of leave during campus breaks;
  • Local medical insurance for you, spouse, and 4 children maximum;
  • Kepler will pay for work-related expenses and trips that have been initially approved by your line manager.

Kepler values diversity as a paramount aspect of growth and provides equal opportunities. Discrimination  against employees based on gender, race, religion, physical abilities, social status, beliefs, and cultural values is strictly forbidden.

🌐 How to Apply

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Application Deadline Provided

Please  Apply for  this Job  not later than 14th/ April/ 2022


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