USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate DVC- Student Affairs, the Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer is charged with the responsibility of providing Administrative and Technical leadership in the establishment and operations of the Differently Abled & Special Needs Resources Center that will ensure accessibility and exclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all university processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish the Differently abled and 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 DAP & SN.
  • Collect and document data on recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and graduation, of DAP & SN.
  • Keep records of the diagnoses or natures of the disabilities or special needs presented and performing periodic reviews of the same.
  • Be the main point of contact for DAP & SN in relation to information on all university services.
  • Notify the relevant department/support services of any admission or recruitment of DAP & SN and of the special or additional learning support required by the person(s).
  • Document and track complaints raised by or relating to DAP &SN 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 (DAP & SN) 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 DAP & SN.
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate the university’s adherence to the Access of the DAP & SN Policy and relevant legal and statutory requirements, and recommend revisions as may be necessary.
    Such revisions shall be undertaken with due involvement of DAP & SN.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and updating of the DAP & SN Policy to ensure that emerging issues, practices and trends in the provision of quality services, products and educations to DAP & SN are, where appropriate, incorporated therein.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Educational/Professional Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in the field of Special Needs Education and/or Studies on Differently Abled persons or its equivalent
  • 5 years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies

    Personal Attributes & Competencies
  • Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for DAP & SN.
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Strong Leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills.
  • High level of integrity & confidentiality.
  • A working understanding of Research Methodologies.
  • Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to jobs@usiu.ac.ke by Wednesday,13 February 2019.
  • Director Administration,
  • United States International University - Africa
  • P.O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke
    www.usiu.ac.ke/jobs
  • For more information and job application details, see; USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


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