[kictanet] DOT recruiting: Learning Coordinator, Regional Support Office, East Africa
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Wed Dec 22 21:35:57 EAT 2010
Learning Coordinator, Regional Support Office, East Africa
*Closing Date: 14 January 2011*
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is a leading international
non-governmental organization that focuses on creating educational,
economic and entrepreneurial opportunities through the effective use of
ICT for communities and people in countries that are developing, are in
transition, or are under stress. With the ultimate aim of stimulating
economic growth, community development and private sector development,
DOT and its partners share a vision of a connected world in the 21st
Founded in Canada in 2002, DOT has engaged over 2,000 young people as
ICT leaders who have reached over 200,000 community participants who
have been empowered to use ICT for local development. Participation in
DOT programs has given individuals the skills, knowledge and confidence
to pursue opportunities that result in enhanced career mobility,
increased income and increased economic growth of communities.
Institutionally, DOT has established locally driven organizations in
Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, USA, China and
Mexico through which DOT has strengthened the capacity of dozens of
partner organizations to offer business development and ICT services to
community members. DOT is also on track to support 2,000 schools in the
USA, China and Mexico that are realizing improved educational outcomes
through innovative use of IT in the classroom.
DOT is a young, agile and rapidly growing organization that is
developing an enviable international profile by operating with the
highest values and integrity. Building on DOT's proven track record and
global community of partners, the next few years will be a period of
both dynamic growth and institutional and program innovation.
To support the rapid growth of the programs in Africa, DOT is now
seeking to engage an experienced learning coordinator to play a key role
in capacity building and helping to inform and shape DOT learning
projects in Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and globally.
Reporting to the Global Learning Director, the learning coordinator will
be a key member of DOT's global learning and African regional teams. The
successful candidate will bring extensive instructional and curriculum
design, University degree in Instructional Design, (Adult) Education,
Educational Technology, or related discipline preferred; facilitation,
and professional development experience, both face-to-face and online.
The successful candidate will also be comfortable presenting DOT
learning strategies at conference events. All candidates will share a
commitment to innovation within DOT's vision. It is preferable that the
position be located in Nairobi where DOT Kenya is headquartered and the
Regional Support Office is located, however candidates currently based
in Rwanda and Ethiopia are also invited to apply.
Major growth in Africa requires capacity in the region to support
evolving DOT programming in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia and to support
continued growth opportunities in the region. As the regional learning
coordinator, you will work with the DOT Global learning team and local
Country operations to:
. Participate in global and in-country curriculum development
projects; . Serve as a learning resource to help with in-country
. Assess, leverage and develop DOT global-local staff learning and
teaching competencies (instructional and curriculum design, facilitation
-- both face-to-face and online; integration of educational strategies);
. Mediate the curriculum development and deployment process ensuring
collaboration between global and local resources;
. Facilitate sharing, re-use and showcasing learning resources created;
. Be a "mobile" expert trainer in region: facilitating learning
events (face-to-face and online) and providing professional development
and coaching to "apprentice" facilitators.
*The Person: Qualifications and Experience*
This is a complex job requiring diverse skills and experience. The ideal
candidate will have the following qualifications relevant in Africa and
. Proven track record (minimum of five years) of designing high
quality participatory learner-centred learning experiences that achieve
the desired outcomes and demonstrate:
o Innovative learning approaches with leadership, entrepreneurship, and
business skills curriculum focus;
o Design of culturally sensitive materials with an awareness of the
issues and challenges of working in a development context;
o Application of educational theory to instructional design; o
Competence using learning-related technologies and tools (e.g.,Moodle);
. Excellent face-to-face and/or online facilitation skills, both
contexts is highly desirable;
. Proven project management skills; . Excellent writing and
communication skills in English; Spanish, French,and Portuguese an asset;
. In-depth knowledge of regional and local development priorities;
. Experience working in a global organization, such as an
international NGO or corporation with international donors;
. Competent IT skills and a familiarity with online collaboration
technologies (discussion forums, wikis, conferencing software, social
. Experience coaching and mentoring people in cross-cultural
. Willing to travel frequently with no difficulty in securing entry
visas to countries in the East Africa region and North America.
. Passionate about helping others develop and discover advanced
instructional design and facilitation skills.
. A strong spirit for community service and share DOT's passion to
contribute to a better world;
. Thrives in an entrepreneurial and agile work environment. Flexible,
comfortable with ambiguity and receptive to new ideas;
. Very attentive to detail and highly organized;
. Results driven. Motivated by a high sense of personal performance
expectations and have a sense of urgency. Be a role model whose personal
performance inspires others;
. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. A comfortable
leader and consensus builder, a team player;
. A knowledgeable promoter of the role of technology in modern
economic development and formal and informal education;
. Enjoy working with youth and young adults and contributing to their
. Holds the highest personal ethics. A person who demonstrates
integrity and is a model of ethical values and behavior at all times.
DOT is a non-profit organization that recognizes that change is driven
by involving the best people. Salary will be commensurate with
experience for this Kenya-based position.
*For More Information*
Closing date: 14 January 2011. Applications and enquiries should be
submitted to Ms Heather Marshall, DOT
Executive Office, Ottawa, Canada by email: hmarshall at dotrust.org.
Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and
the names and contact details of three references. References will not
be contacted without prior consent. A portfolio summary of program
curriculum design work you have led would also be helpful.
DOT will contact only those candidates who are invited for interview.
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