The University of Nairobi Job Vacancies

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:- (FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE at http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND SCHOOL OF PHARMACY PROJECT POSITIONS

The University of Nairobi, through the Department of Chemistry, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, College of Health Sciences seeks to fill the following positions for the ongoing Kenya-Nottingham (KN) SPHEIR project on Transformation of Chemistry and Pharmacy Programmes. The project is being implemented in 5HEI’s in Kenya, namely, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology JKUAT, Maasai Mara University and Maseno University in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) and GSK.

PROJECT MANAGER- (1 POST) – (CBPS)

This role, based at Nairobi University, supports a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan Higher Education Institutions. The programme is funded through DFID (UK Aid) and led by the University of Nottingham. Reporting to the SPHEIR Kenya co-PI (Chairman, Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi) and liaising with the Programme Manager (UK) the role holder will have day to day responsibility for managing the project across Kenya including overseeing progress against milestones, publicity, administration, reporting, budgets and liaising with project partners and other stake holders. The successful applicant will be expected to have relevant Master’s degree qualification.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke  .

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (1 POST) -(CBPS)

The purpose of the role, which is based at Nairobi University, is to assist in the financial management and administration of the SPHEIR Project, a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The programme is funded through DFID (UK Aid) and led by the University of Nottingham. Reporting to the KN SPHEIRco-PI and Project Manager in Kenya, and liaising with the Programme Manager (UK), the role holder will have day to day responsibility by providing support and advice to the Project staff efficiently and to a high standard.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

PLACEMENTS MANAGER -(1 POST) -(CBPS)

This role, based at Nairobi University, supports a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The programme is funded through DFID (UK Aid) and led by the University of Nottingham. Reporting to KN SPHEIR co-PI (Chairman, Department of Chemistry) and liaising with the Project Manager (Kenya) and Programme Manager (UK), the role holder will have day-to-day responsibility for business development activity to secure placements for Kenyan undergraduate students from partner HEIs in relevant Industry/Private/Public Sectors in Kenya.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

MONITORING EVALUATION AND LEARNING (MEL) OFFICER-(1 POST)- (CBPS)

This role supports a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The £3.8 million SPHEIR funded programme is funded through DFID (UK Aid) and led by the University of Nottingham. The role is based at Nairobi University.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer is responsible for implementing the Nottingham MEL strategy and framework co-designed with INASP’s MEL Advisor and MEL Officer in the UK. Reporting to Chairman, Department of Chemistry and liaising with the Project Manager (Kenya) and Programme Manager (UK), the role holder will have day-to-day responsibility for all MEL activity across all Kenyan HEIs and will regular liaise with the UK-based MEL team. The MEL Officer will ensure information from M&E activities is properly collected, analysed and written up for reporting and learning. The role holder must ensure the programme achieves necessary progress against milestones and will be liaising with project partners and other stake holders throughout the project.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPER (CHEMISTRY) 1 POST)- (CBPS)

This role, based at Nairobi University, supports a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The SPHEIR programme is funded through DFID/British Council and led by the University of Nottingham.

Reporting to the Chairman, Department of Chemistry and liaising with the SPHEIR Project Management team the role holder will have day to day responsibility for evaluation of University of Nairobi and global higher education trends in Chemistry degrees.

The role-holder’s work will be evidence-informed and underpinned by relevant theoretical and empirical literature. It will involve curriculum design, delivery, evaluation, review and administration. The Educational developer will work closely with other Educational

Developers in Chemistry/Pharmacy/Education and academic staff from Department of Chemistry and partner Kenyan HEIs. The role will be equivalent to 4 others based at the other 4HEI’s Kenya.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPERS (CHEMISTRY)(4 POSTS)- CBPS

These roles (a total of four) to be based (one each) respectively at Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Maasai Mara University and Maseno University, support a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The SPHEIR programme is funded through DFID/British Council and led by the University of Nottingham. Reporting to their respective Chairman, Department of Chemistry and liaising with the SPHEIR Project Management team the role holder will have day to day responsibility for evaluation of their respective University and global higher education trends in Chemistry degrees.

The role-holder’s work will be evidence-informed and underpinned by relevant theoretical and empirical literature. It will involve curriculum design, delivery, evaluation, review and administration. The Educational developer will work closely with other Educational Developers in Chemistry/Pharmacy/Education and academic staff from Department of Chemistry and partner Kenyan HEIs.

The Educational Developer must be capable of understanding the technical challenges of a modern, multi-dimensional Chemistry and/ or Pharmacy degree programme. A passion for teaching/education and excellent data analysis/project management skills to support the design and development of pharmacy and chemistry undergraduate programmes for delivery through Kenyan universities are essential.

The role holder must have excellent communication skills as this role will involve significant engagement with other Educational Developers across the partnership, academic staff, programme and project management staff.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPER (PHARMACY) (1 POST) -(CHS)

This role, based at Nairobi University, supports a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The SPHEIR programme is funded through DFID/British Council and led by the University of Nottingham.

Reporting to the School of Pharmacy and liaising with the SPHEIR Project Management team the role holder will have day to day responsibility for evaluation of University of Nairobi and global higher education trends in Pharmacy degrees. The role-holder’s work will be evidence-informed and underpinned by relevant theoretical and empirical literature. It will involve curriculum design, delivery, evaluation, review and administration. The Educational developer will work closely with other Educational Developers in Chemistry/ Pharmacy/Education and academic staff from University of Nairobi, University of Nottingham and partner Kenyan HEIs.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPERS (PHARMACY)(4 POSTS)- CHS

These roles (a total of four) to be based (one each) respectively at Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Maasai Mara University and Maseno University, support a major multi-partner project which aims to transform the pharmacy and chemistry curricula in five Kenyan HEIs. The SPHEIR programme is funded through DFID/British Council and led by the University of Nottingham. Reporting to their respective Schools of Pharmacy or equivalent and liaising with the SPHEIR Project Management team, the role holder will have day to day responsibility for evaluation of University of Nairobi and global higher education trends in Pharmacy degrees. The role-holder’s work will be evidence-informed and underpinned by relevant theoretical and empirical literature.

It will involve curriculum design, delivery, evaluation, review and administration. The Educational developer will work closely with other Educational Developers in Chemistry/Pharmacy/Education and academic staff from University of Nottingham and partner Kenyan HEIs.

All other details are accessed our university website http://jobs.uonbi.ac.ke.

Applicants for the Educational Developers posts (Chemistry, Pharmacy) should be willing to work in one or any of the 5 Kenya HEI’s, namely, University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology JKUAT, Maasai Mara University and Maseno University.

Note

All the positions are on a two year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual consent, except for the MEL officer.

NOTE:

Applicants should forward twelve (12) copies of their application letters accompanied by similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and publications they appear in.

Applications and related documents should be forwarded through the applicants’ heads of departments and applicants should state their current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those designations. They should quote post reference codes as shown for each posts in the advertisement.

Applications should be addressed as per the codes below:-

CODES

CHS The Principal, College of Health Sciences, P.O Box 30197-00100, Nairobi.

CBPS The Principal, College of Biological & Physical Sciences, P.O Box 30197-00100, Nairobi.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.

CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2019

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