USIU-Africa Principal Officer- Office of Differently Abled Persons Jobs in Kenya

USIU-Africa Principal Officer- Office of 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 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;

  • Act as the 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.

    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 DAP & SN

  • 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

  • If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

    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 the following address by Friday, January 3, 2020.

    Director of Administration,
    United States International University - Africa
    P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

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