African Population and Health Research Center Virtual Academy Coordinator – Jobs in Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on sub-Saharan Africa’s population, health, education, urbanization, and related development issues.

APHRC seeks to recruit a Virtual Academy Coordinator to support the effective use of technology in learning and the related infrastructure and help-desk systems that comprise our virtual learning environment.

Duties/Responsibilities
Support effective use of technology in designing short courses, training, and the related help-desk systems and infrastructure that support a technologically rich learning environment.
Monitor the implementation progress, performing assessment and evaluation of the Virtual Academy.
Support the development of online courses in virtual learning management system (Moodle) and assist facilitators to produce e-learning materials by guiding in instructional design as follows:
Set up courses on the platform, manage courses by registering users, supporting facilitators, and training users and facilitators on how to navigate the platform;
Record, edit and upload recordings, screencasts and “how-to” videos; and
Collaborate with course teams to optimize the learner experience.
Oversee the delivery of scheduled online courses in Moodle. Specifically:
Provide logistical and technical support before, during and after the online learning course;
Monitor facilitators and participant engagement throughout the session;
Ensure high quality service delivery and responsiveness to clients’ needs;
Design quality standards for online facilitators, and regularly report on the quality of training courses including facilitation quality;
Ensure facilitators have access to materials by organizing and backing-up materials, updating, and archiving them on the system;
Proactively develop project ideas and proposals for engagement with prospective participants on long-term capacity building programs; and
Develop and implement online training quality assurance system (QA), ensuring it is consistent with the Center’s M&E and QA standards.
Liaise with the IT team and be responsible for installing (where applicable) and maintaining Moodle, WordPress Community of Practice, etc.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Master’s degree in Information System Management, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Technology or a related field.
Relevant professional certification or qualification desired (e.g. CISAK, CSK, ICTAK, ACM, NPA, CompTIA, AITP etc.).
Minimum 3 years of related experience working on e-learning projects (learning management systems and instructional design) or in technologically-rich learning environments, preferably Moodle and WordPress.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
Proven experience in initiating and implementing new projects.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Fluent in written and spoken English.

Desirable
Strong digital skills including a good understanding of the features of Moodle and WordPress.
Virtual Google Cloud Workspace environment management skills.
Excellent technical trouble-shooting skills and proactive approach to problem solving.
PHP and MySQL Database management skills.
Previous experience in an educational or training institution and curriculum development.
Good attention to detail, organized, and ability to work under pressure and multitask.
Strong Linux/Unix knowledge.
This position is classified under Nationally Recruited Positions (NRP), Grade V on our scales.
How to apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by August 23, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons

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