Amref International University Senior Lecturer – Health Systems Management and Development Jobs in Kenya

Amref International University Senior Lecturer – Health Systems Management and Development Jobs in Kenya


Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on training in health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

AMIU is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa, which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative public and community health interventions, training and education.

AMIU has nurtured leaders and shaped the future of public health practice in Africa for over 40 years under its predecessor Amref International Training Centre (AITC). We lead the way in health sciences education with a breadth of programmes.

We focus primarily on health sciences with a commitment to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present and future needs of African populations.

Amref International University (AMIU) is looking for a qualified Senior Lecturer – Health Systems Management and Development (HSMD) to develop, manage and monitor implementation of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

Actively engage in all relevant associated operational administration, curriculum review or development; performance and quality assurance management; seek to enhance accreditation of academic programmes by relevant professional bodies and Commission of University Education.

The holder of this post will work with the Head of Department to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching of academic programmes in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures, undertake research activity and engage in both department level and AMIU enterprise activities.

The senior lecturer will play a central in the student and staff mentorship to influence leading edge practice in the learning environment.

Job Purpose

  • To develop, manage and monitor implementation of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
  • Actively engage in all relevant associated operational administration, curriculum
    review or development; performance and quality assurance management; seek to enhance
    accreditation of academic programmes by relevant professional bodies and Commission of
    University Education. The holder of this post will work with the Head of Department to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching of academic programmes in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures, undertake research activity and engage in both department level
    and AMIU enterprise activities. The senior lecturer will play a central in the student and staff mentorship to influence leading edge practice in the learning environment.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Student learning experience

  • Responsible for managing taught programmes, including oversight of day to day
    operational processes (e.g. timetabling, assessment, examination systems) and
    programme accreditation processes.
  • Ensure that programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and
    regulations of the University.
  • Contribute to the development of academic processes across the institution.
  • Contribute to the development of learning and teaching strategies.
  • Teach a range of materials.
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and
    enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Oversee the monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to personal
    tutors and students as appropriate.
  • Act as an internal examiner.

    Research, enterprise and scholarship

  • Undertake and contribute to research, conducting individual research or collaborating with others.
  • Conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
  • Lead collaborative research and / or enterprise activity producing high quality outputs with demonstrable impact, in particular influencing leading edge practice.
  • Engage in knowledge generation, knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer activities.
  • Identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds for own
    research or scholarly projects.
  • Be aware and informed of developments in higher education relevant to the development
    of learning and teaching and research strategies within the School, Faculty and University.
  • Plan and deliver consultancies to ensure availability of resources.

    Liaison and networking

  • Lead and develop internal networks, for example by chairing and participating in University committees or working groups.
  • Act as an external examiner to other institutions and provide professional advice as
    appropriate.
  • Develop links with external contacts such as other educational bodies, employers and
    professional bodies to foster collaboration.
  • Actively collaborate within the University and externally on relevant research projects.

    Academic administration

  • Be responsible for quality, audit and other external assessments in own areas of
    responsibility.
  • Take responsibility for programme accreditation processes.
  • Ensure that operational processes such as timetabling, assessment and examinations are
    managed.

    Person Specification

  • Depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a doctorate level qualification, preferably a PhD.
  • At least five (5) years teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • In depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge
    and understanding within the field.
  • External recognition as a scholar, teacher and/ or practice based professional.
  • Experience of teaching curriculum development and quality management and
    enhancement in an HE environment.
  • Experience of managing research projects, teams, and preferably experience of acting as
    a principal investigator.
  • Evidence of high quality publications or other outputs in research or practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong student-centric approach to ways of working and commitment to high quality standards.

    How to apply

  • Email your CV and application letter to recruitment@amref.org by 2nd November, 2018.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Amref International University Senior Lecturer – Health Systems Management and Development Jobs in Kenya

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