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HELP Logistics Ltd is looking for a dynamic, committed, well-educated Education Coordinator to support higher education program development with universities in the East Africa region.

Based in Nairobi, this is for a 2 year contract (renewable).

This position will report to the Regional Director East Africa with a Technical Support line to the Director Global Logistics Education (Germany).

You will be expected to travel up to 60% of the time to support projects in the region.

HELP Logistics is a non-profit subsidiary company of the Kuehne Foundation. The Foundation is privately owned and founded in 1976 by the Kuehne family in Switzerland.

HELP Logistics AG has a registered headquarters in Switzerland since 2014 and has sub-offices in Singapore, Amman and Nairobi to support programmes in Asia, Middle East and East Africa respectively.

HELP Logistics Ltd. provides support to the humanitarian and development sector through supply chain optimization analyses, research, training, and education.

Job Purpose

As the Education Coordinator you will deliver and coordinate education activities in close collaboration with multiple stakeholders in various countries across East Africa.

In the area of higher education, you will work closely with universities establishing, reviewing, and supporting taught degree programs at Bachelor and Master level as well as research programs including PhD-funded projects.

You will further collaborate with university faculties in the design and delivery of short courses and trainings for logistics professionals at vocational and executive level.

Your role aims to build the capacity of higher education institutions so they can deliver degree level and training programs independently in the future at with high quality, at internationally accepted standards, and for the benefit of the regional and country needs related to supply chain management, logistics, and transportation.

Responsibilities

Education

  • Ensure the quality in design and delivery of higher education degrees in logistics and supply chain management at East African universities.
  • Support the organization of Train-the-Trainer courses.
  • Integrate higher education specialists (academics) and professionals from HELP’s international network into the regional education activities.
  • Carry out university performance reviews for programs and faculty members.
  • Coordinate and collaborate on regional activities with headquarters and other regional sub-offices.
  • Support the establishment of a regional academic community in logistics and supply chain management.
    Reach out to international and regional stakeholders (e.g. NGO,
    GO, associations, etc.).
  • Attend public events (e.g. conferences, round tables, etc.) representing HELP and advocating for improved supply chain and logistics.
  • Provide support for teaching, research, and field trip projects.

    Organisation, Reporting and Administration

  • Project and activity reporting to Regional Director and Headquarters.
  • Resource and budget planning and management.
  • Travel organisation and planning.
  • Provide media when appropriate to record project development and outcomes (photos, videos, case studies).

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in higher education faculty and/or administration (e.g. curricula design), preferably in a management-related discipline.
  • PhD in a management-related discipline.
  • Teaching experience in management subjects at higher education and/or at executive teaching level.
  • International experience in related areas.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel) and competency in managing spreadsheets.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the region (potentially 60 – 70%).
  • Commitment to HELP Logistics (and Kuehne
  • Foundation) values and behaviours.

    Core Competencies

    Professionalism

  • High quality expectations in regards to own work and holds him/herself accountable for project results.
  • Apply HELP’s teaching material and concept in teaching methodology.

    Collaboration

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with team, external partners and supporters.
  • Be able to work in a team of HELP staff and external experts and be open to learn from others.
  • Approachable, good listener.

    Uniqueness

  • Retain our independence as a trusted, long-term third party to partners.
  • Develop innovative, impactful solutions.

    Integrity

  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency.
  • Develop meaningful and bespoke solutions.

    How To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should apply with a cover letter; a detailed, up-to-date CV; details of three referees; and their email contacts. Applications should be addressed to [email protected] with the subject clearly marked with the respective position to reach us on or before the 14th January 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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