United States International University Principal Officer - Office of the Differently Abled Persons Jobs in Kenya

United States International University Principal Officer - Office of the Differently Abled Persons Jobs in Kenya


Job purpose

  • Reporting to the Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor- Student Affairs, the holder of this position will be responsible for providing administrative and technical leadership in the establishment and operations of a Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs resource center.

  • The center will ensure accessibility and inclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all the university’s processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Establish the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs resource center;

  • Ensure the full adherence and compliance of the access of Differently Abled Persons and other Special Needs (DAP & SN) policy by all arms of the university community;

  • Develop tools, instruments, controls and procedures for monitoring, assessment, evaluation and tracking of the provision of services for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs ;

  • Collect and document data on recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and graduation of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs;

  • Keep records of the diagnoses or natures of the disabilities or special needs presented and performing periodic reviews of the same;

  • Act as the point of contact for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs in relation to information on all university services;

  • Notify the relevant department/support services of any admission or recruitment of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs and of the special or additional learning support required by the person(s);

  • Document and track complaints raised by or relating to Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs regarding their work, or in and out of class experience while on or out of campus;

  • Liaise with the parents/guardians and support systems for Differently Abled Students with and Special Needs on their general social and academic welfare;

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, agencies and committees
    to generate information, training and advocacy/sensitization programs on the needs of Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs;

  • Monitor, assess and evaluate the university’s adherence to the access of the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs Policy and relevant legal and statutory requirements, and recommend revisions as may be necessary. Such revisions shall be undertaken with due involvement of the office holder.

  • Conduct periodic reviews and updating of the Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs policy to ensure that emerging issues, practices and trends in the provision of quality services, products and educations to Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs are, where appropriate, incorporated therein.

    Qualifications /Educational/Professional/experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Five years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent preferably in an institution of higher learning.

  • Membership in relevant professional bodies.

    Competencies & Skills

  • Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for Differently Abled Persons & Special Needs ;

  • A working understanding of research methodologies;

  • Strong leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills;

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills;

  • Be self-motivated and highly-disciplined;

  • High level of integrity & confidentiality;

  • Good listening and mediation skills;

  • Planning and organization skills;

  • Decision making skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; United States International University Principal Officer - Office of the Differently Abled Persons Jobs in Kenya

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