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Vacancies

Department: Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology (SI)

Reporting to: Principal / Registrar

Basic job summary: The Head of Diplomas will be responsible for providing strategic direction to the Institute and diploma courses while ensuring the quality of teaching and learning is of the standards required by the Institute and responsive to the market needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee course distribution for each cohort and allocate workload to lecturers/instructors.
  2. Oversee delivery of quality programs by coordinating the preparation of comprehensive course outlines and course files, delivery methodology and availability of text books and course materials in the library in collaboration with the University Librarian.
  3. Oversee the implementation of Curricula and marketing of all Diploma and professional courses
  4. Support strategic talent sourcing by working in collaboration with the Principal and the Human Resource Director to recruit, orient and evaluate the teaching staff, both full and part-time.
  5. Prepare peer review reports and ensure lecturers/instructors reports are prepared and submitted to the Principal.
  6. Ensure that the school’s examination process is in line with the Institute’s and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) standards by overseeing the internal and external exam moderation, administration, and marking. This will also include identification and recruitment of examiners and following up students’ performance feedback from course evaluators.
  7. Ensure that the school course curricula is responsive to the market needs by working closely with faculty to periodically review programs, curricula and coordinate curriculum development activities.
  8. Promote Staff development by organizing staff seminars, identifying staff training needs and assisting the Principal in ensuring skills bridging for the faculty staff is implemented.
  9. Evaluate performance of Academic staff in the Institute.
  10. Oversee debt collection function by the Administrators and Administrative Assistants.
  11. Cultivate a high performance culture at the Institute by supporting performance target setting process for all Staff and Conducting appraisals on a quarterly basis in collaboration with departmental heads and HR
  12. Deliver high quality learning experience for SI students through the preparation of teaching materials, preparation of class methodology or activities and the actual delivery of the curriculum in class.
  13. Develop marketing strategies for the programs offered in the Institute.
  14. Coordinate with Finance on preparation of the annual budget proposals for the Institute and oversee implementation of approved budgets.
  15. Promote self-improvement among Academic staff in the Institute and conduct staff appraisals.
  16. In conjunction with the SI partners, implement projects of mutual interest.
  17. Assist the Principal of Strathmore Institute in giving direction, organization, administration and programmes of the Institute; and for the general welfare and discipline of the students of the Institute.
  18. Manage students’ experience initiatives in the school.
  19. Promote Diploma Alumni activities
  20. To carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Head of Department and the University

 

Minimum Requirements:

Core qualifications

  • A minimum of a master’s degree
  • At least four years of relevant experience with at least two years in an administrative position

Competencies and Attributes

  • Organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • People skills
  • Dynamic and innovative
  • Team player
  • Good supervisory and managerial skill
  • Excellent teaching/lecturing skills

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting “Head of Diplomas” on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 30th March 2020.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.

Department: Strathmore Law School – Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT)

Reporting to: Director, CIPIT 

Basic job Summary: The purpose of the Junior Research Fellow is to develop ICT-related research objectives, projects and proposals, to undertake research, and to evaluate outcomes. Plan, coordinate and implement research programmes in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures and the funder requirements.

We are particularly seeking a Junior Research Fellow for directing our research into the law and policy of Artificial Intelligence in Africa, but suitability for any ICT-focused law/policy research topics will be considered.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Undertake research activities and investigations in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Research Manager in order to realize the objectives and development of the specific research programmes under CIPIT.
  2. Work as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on IT Research Projects, being mutually supportive and covering duties as necessary during colleagues’ absences and at times of additional pressure, as directed.
  3. Work towards an IT Research Objectives, Projects, Proposals and Publication record of the kind that will enhance the Strathmore’s research reputation at national and international level and that will clearly demonstrate originality and scholarship;
  4. Make research initiatives and original contributions to the research programme wherever possible and to contribute freely to the team research environment in a manner conducive to the success of the research project as a whole
  5. Develop high quality reports, academic papers and journal articles of publishable standard based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style.
  6. Review and analyze academic and grey literature based on methodical and replicable search strategies.
  7. Develop ideas for generating research funding, promoting research and influencing leading edge research practice.
  8. Make presentations at national or international conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events of a similar standing and identify ways to disseminate research outputs informally via various forms of public engagement.
  9. Organize project related events such as workshops and report launches, Coordinate the CIPIT blog on IP, including contributing articles and reviewing guest posts as well as write and edit various publications and assist with communication of research reports.

Minimum Requirements:

Core Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Law, Political Science or a relevant Social Science. Candidates with a PhD will also be considered.
  • Proven academic track record and a strong publication record.
  • Relevant experience in research in law/policy for ICT, and particularly Artificial Intelligence. 2 years relevant working experience or more is preferred.
  • Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline of ICT law/policy to develop research programmes and methodologies. Special consideration will be given for national or international recognition as an authority in the subject area.
  • Experience of managing research projects and teams.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Integrity and high professional standard
  • Commitment to duty
  • Good oral and written communication skill
  • Dependable and a problem solver
  • Analytical and organizational Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Applications: Excel, Word.

Are you qualified for this position and interested in working with us? We would like to hear from you. Kindly send us a copy of your updated resume and letter of application (ONLY) quoting “Junior Research Fellow – CIPIT” on the subject line to recruitment@strathmore.edu by 24th March 2020.

Due to the large number of applications we may receive, kindly note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.

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