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2 Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia at Kepler Kigali,Rwanda – CLOSE:08/10/2021

 Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia

 Job Title: Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia     Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                         Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: The Senior Director of Learning and Design                 Deadline: 08th October, 2021

About Kepler:

Since Kepler’s launch in 2013, we are building a model of accessible and quality higher education. We provide a different kind of education – one that combines in-person, online, and on-the-job learning in service of a singular goal: decent jobs for young Africans. And we have been successful, with more than 90% of scholars employed within six months of graduating. Kepler, through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), has enrolled more than 1,000 students across our campuses in Kigali and the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda.

We have entered into a dynamic time at Kepler. Over the next few months, Kepler hopes to become locally accredited in Rwanda through Kepler College and we are expanding our academic offerings and programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Job summary:

The Learning & Design team at Kepler is responsible for researching and structuring new academic programs at Kepler in collaboration with the academic team. The team is searching for two Learning and Design Specialists who will work closely with various academic units at Kepler to support teachers and academic managers to design and implement effective programs. One specialist will work with the teams in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda and in Ethiopia, while one will work with the Kepler College team in Kigali. Both positions are based in Kigali with the possibility of travel to other programs.

People in this position will receive in-depth training in learning & design principles and processes in order to support teachers and the academic leads of each site in planning the day-to-day curriculum. They will provide training and support as needed to academic staff as well as assist in organizing and project managing the build-out of new curriculum and management of current curriculum revisions. Learning and Design Specialists will also work together with the rest of the Learning and Design team to research and implement new pedagogical approaches and strategies as Kepler grows.

Reports To: The Senior Director of Learning and Design

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing professional development in learning & design processes for academic staff in collaboration with subject managers, including onboarding new staff
  • Project managing the creation of new curriculum materials to ensure timely creation of materials
  • Updating curriculum documents to meet current standards and improve quality across programs
  • Assisting in planning in targeted ways as requested by subject managers (i.e. finding texts, editing curriculum documents, writing questions, etc.)
  • Providing targeted feedback to ensure quality control of curriculum documents, with a particular focus on assessments
  • Acting as a thought partner for teachers for challenging curriculum design tasks
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure that revisions to the curriculum are tracked accurately and efficiently and that materials are prepared for audits as needed
  • Working with academic leads to solve challenges related to the implementation of curriculum and with any other support needed to maintain or revise programs

Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • A Master’s degree is required
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferably in higher education
  • Experience with designing curriculum, preferably in a blended-learning or competency-based setting
  • Experience teaching in a blended learning or online environment
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use backward design principles
  • Basic understanding of and ability to implement competency-based learning
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use blended learning pedagogy and tools
  • Ability to write clear and compelling curriculum documents, including lessons and assessments, that relate content to employment
  • Collaborates well across teams and is able to coordinate project planning across multiple teams and departments
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and come up with innovative solutions that take into account the needs of a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work in time-sensitive situations and to prioritize work based on importance
  • Ability to research and synthesize information in order to fuel innovation
  • Ability to find and use high-quality resources for instructional design purposes
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively remotely across multiple teams
  • Ability to seek and use feedback to grow and improve
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

Starting Date:  As soon as possible

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is 08th October 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.

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