United States International University Africa Director (Quality Assurance) Jobs in Kenya

United States International University Africa Director (Quality Assurance) Jobs in Kenya


Summary:

  • Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic and Student Affairs the successful candidate will be responsible for directing the activities of Quality Assurance (QA) operations at USIU-Africa. S/he will direct the activities of the training and compliance units within QA. This includes the supervision and mentoring of faculty and staff, capital budgeting and resource analysis.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

  • Plan for and coordinate new degree program development across the schools following the university strategic plan.

  • Develop/adapt support materials for faculty working on new degree proposal.

  • Access, interpret and, disseminate the requirements of the accrediting commissions on new degree proposals.

  • Provide oversight during the uploading of new degree proposal onto Livetext for WASC review.

  • Plan, support and follow up the effecting of corrections suggested by accrediting commissions after review of new degree proposal.

  • Support teams reviewing existing curricular (assessment of PLOs and program review).

  • Review curriculum change proposals for internal approvals.

  • Support faculty and staff development/training in curriculum related issues.

  • Liaise with institutional Research office to ensure relevant data for need assessment in the development of new degrees is gathered.

  • Support the other engagements in the QA office.

  • Engage with curriculum implementation through the teaching of one or two courses per academic year (depending on the workload in the development of new degree proposal).

  • Leads USIU-Africa’s efforts to remain “inspection ready” and represents QA during regulatory inspections and client audits.

  • Develops budgets and manages resources to meet departmental and organizational objectives

  • Provides Quality System based leadership to ensure that USIU-Africa’s systems support the quality mission.

  • Leads the QA function and evaluates opportunities for systems-based improvements, e.g. improvements to the deviation system and change control systems.

  • Leads the effort to tracking and communicating quality improvement initiatives throughout the university and promoting a working culture in the organization that is quality based. Communicates Quality System performance to Senior Management on a
    regular basis and leads efforts to remediate compliance performance as required.

  • Manages product complaints, adverse events and any market action requirements from a quality assurance point of view.

    Qualifications /Educational /Professional /Experience:

    Educational Qualifications:

  • A PhD from a recognized university;

  • Served as Principal Quality Assurance Officer for a minimum of 3 years;

  • Proficiency in computer applications;

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

  • Familiarity with budget processes and policies in the University system.

  • Familiarity with policies implementation in the University systems.

  • Proven ability to bring together faculty, staff, students and academic administration as well as campus administrators outside of Student Affairs to address complex issues.

  • Excellent in generating consensus on solutions.

  • Academic and/ or professional training in education and quality assurance in higher education will be an added advantage.

    Personal Attributes & Competencies:

  • Leadership skills

  • Problem-solver with a collaborative work style.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to manage confidential information and to engender an atmosphere of trust among students and colleagues.

  • Ability to analyze complex situations and exercise prudent judgment.

  • Experience with financial and data management software and the ability to learn new systems.

  • Experience with student matters both from a classroom and outside classroom perspectives.

  • A strong understanding of higher education institution policies.

  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents and employees.

  • Computer literacy.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United States International University Africa Director (Quality Assurance) Jobs in Kenya


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