7 Job Positions at Kepler (Deadline: From 01st October, 2021)

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7 Job Positions at Kepler/ Generation Rwanda(Deadline: 08th October, 2021)


1.Assistant Lecturer for Project Management

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Assistant Lecturer for Project Management                   Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                    Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: Subject Manager for Project Management                 Deadline: 15th October, 2021

Institution Information

Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online, and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

Job Summary 

Kepler is hiring an Assistant Lecturer for Project Management to teach in the Faculty of Management. We are looking for a talented educator with strong skills in project management, operations management, asset management, and related fields. The role will focus on facilitating student-centered learning and conducting project-based assessment.

The Assistant Lecturer will also conduct related activities to support students and Kepler as an organization in constant learning and improvement, including creating, documenting, and sharing best practices. The role includes developing structured lessons, adapting curriculum to best meet student needs, analyzing and utilizing data to support diverse learners, and collaborating with colleagues to holistically develop and support all students at Kepler.

In contrast to traditional lecturing positions, Assistant Lecturers at Kepler are focused on creating student learning experiences that are active and encourage students to be self-guided learners.

Reports to: Subject Manager for Project Management

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach project management related modules in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures;
  • Regularly evaluate student learning through competency/project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments, and provide clear and actionable feedback to students;
  • Conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler academic and assessment policies;
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student progress through the curriculum;
  • Create or modify lesson plans as needed in the specified format provided;
  • Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System;
  • Under the direction of the Faculty leadership, collaborate with the Learning and Design team in planning and implementing new learning content;
  • Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students;
  • Participate in various activities such as meetings, workshops, and seminars as may be scheduled from time to time;
  • Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Subject Manager for Project Management.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Project Management or related fields;
  • 1 year of experience teaching preferably at higher education level in East Africa;
  • Ability to support students in their various learning needs;
  • Knowledge of trends and development in the fields of Project Management as well as the skills most sought by employers in Rwanda and East African region;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and networking skills;
  • Good command of English as a language of instruction;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues to productively contribute to teams with less or minimal supervision;
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and competing and conflicting priorities in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft, Google suites, and conferencing software such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, etc;
  • Passion for education and interaction with students;
  • Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and how to support the most struggling ones;
  • Willingness to experiment, try things out, fail fast, and learn constantly
  • Functional knowledge of project management information systems/software

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 3 years of teaching experience at university level, preferably in the East African Community or demonstrated a strong ability to support the learning of others in a professional setting;
  • Experience teaching in non-traditional, learner-centered teaching environments;
  • Experience in program or training curriculum development, either in academic or other professional settings, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning;
  • Demonstrated adaptability and commitment to innovation in learning and teaching pedagogy;
  • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvements;

 Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (calculated in USD) commensurate with experience
  • Eighteen (18) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) or an annual vacation, which will need to be planned with your supervisor;
  • 5 weeks of leave during campus breaks;
  • Local medical insurance for you, spouse, and 4 children maximum;
  • Kepler will pay for work-related expenses and trips that have been initially approved by your line manager.

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link: https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=136&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. The deadline for applying is October 15th, 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will not be considered.

Kepler values diversity as a paramount aspect of growth and provides equal opportunities. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, religion, physical abilities, social status, beliefs, and cultural values is strictly forbidden.


2.Subject Manager for Project Management

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 Job Title: Subject Manager for Project Management            Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                             Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: Dean of Faculty                                                    Deadline: 15th October, 2021

 Institution Information

Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online, and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

Job Summary

Kepler is hiring a Subject Manager for Project Management in the Faculty of Management. We are looking for a candidate with excellent leadership skills paired with strong knowledge in Project Management and passion for education. The role is an academic leadership position that serves to provide support to new and developing instructors (Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants) as well as to continue to support the growth of best academic practices at Kepler.

The Subject Manager is an exemplary model of Kepler’s core values and works to lead initiatives that support students and the academic vision as a whole. It includes developing systems of support for developing instructors, creating curriculum, modeling and coaching the use of data to drive instructional decisions, and supporting students inside and outside of the classroom to help fulfill the mission/vision of Kepler.

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers, and Tutorial Assistants
  • Lead and inspire the team to achieve their goals in relation to Kepler’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Research and utilize effective online, in-person, and blended learning teaching techniques
  • Serve as a model instructor for other staff members as well as visitors to the Kepler model through an open classroom forum, demo-lessons, or co-teaching with struggling members.
  • Share and train other educators in the implementation of online education in a blended learning environment
  • Conduct class observations to give feedback and offer coaching to support to the team as needed
  • Plan and facilitate various activities such as professional development, meetings, workshops for the team
  • Build courses (curriculum delivery and communication regarding curriculum) through a Learning Management System
  • Teach project management-related modules in compliance with Kepler policies and procedures
  • Regularly evaluate student learning through competency/project-based assessments, including both formative and summative assessments, and provide clear and actionable feedback to students
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student progress through the curriculum
  • Conduct student office hours and create other channels for open and positive communication with students
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Design Team to generate scope and sequences, lesson plans, and other curricula that support diverse learners to acquire necessary and relevant technical skills in accordance with blended learning and competency-based model
  • Lead out the evaluation of Project Management curriculum as well as conduct and facilitate other forms of assessments as specified in Kepler academic and assessment policies
  • Provide feedback on the program, curriculum, and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with peers to share best practices and innovations from the classroom
  • Undertake any other activities assigned from time to time by the Dean of Faculty

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Project Management or related fields
  • Ability to manage people in a fashion that demonstrates service leadership
  • Open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
  • Demonstrated understanding of how students learn and ways to support them.
  • Experience creating or modifying curriculum
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated mastery of Google and Microsoft suites
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent command of English as a language of instruction.
  • Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively with colleagues to productively contribute to teams
  • Proven ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
  • Ability to support students in their various learning needs
  • Functional knowledge of leading project management information systems/software

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years of teaching experience at the university level, preferably in the East African Community
  • Experience in program or training /curriculum development, either in academic or other professional settings, ideally with a focus on employability and using competency/project-based learning
  • Demonstrated adaptability and commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching pedagogy
  • Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and making recommendations for improvement

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (calculated in USD) commensurate with experience
  • Eighteen (18) days of Paid Time Off (PTO) or an annual vacation, which will need to be planned with your supervisor;
  • 5 weeks of leave during campus breaks;
  • Local medical insurance for you, spouse, and 4 children maximum;
  • Kepler will pay for work-related expenses and trips that have been initially approved by your line manager.

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=137&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is October 15th, 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler values diversity as a paramount aspect of growth and provides equal opportunities. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, religion, physical abilities, social status, beliefs, and cultural values is strictly forbidden.


3.Career Guidance and Internship Coordinator

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Career Guidance and Internship Coordinator       Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                            Contract type: Open- ended

Reports to: Director of Careers & Alumni Affairs                    Deadline: 01st October, 2021

Institution Information:

Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online, and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners. Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

Job Summary:

The career Guidance and Internship Coordinator position is one of the most essential positions in the organization to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The career Guidance and Internship Coordinator is the first point of contact to support students’ career preparation and learning, and their transition to the labor market/ make them ready for the workplace and the application of classroom learning on the job.

The role includes developing and strengthening structures and protocol for internship and job placement, designing and implementing a revised internship and career coaching model that increases various stakeholder engagement,  supporting employers as they seek to fill key roles by creating efficient and user-friendly methods of engagement and communication, supporting students through workshops, advising and coaching in varying group sizes, networking through external forums to expand the Kepler Employer base and coordinating with CfA and other departments to create job opportunities through staff networks.

This position has non-traditional work hours that may require starting work early or finishing work late, and/or working weekends. The position is equivalent to 45 work hours/week with some fluctuation throughout the year.

Reports toDirector of Careers & Alumni Affairs and Career Guidance Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the coaching protocol and documentation process for all students to engage a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally e.g. workplace mentorship program.
  • Work with the career team to design and implement student career support to facilitate career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation.
  • Conduct individual and group coaching sessions to assist students in determining their interests, abilities, make an informed career decision, and guide their career development preparation
  • In collaboration with the Careers Guidance Manager, and other career team members to implement alumni big sibling/little sibling coaching protocol
  • Collaborate with the Curriculum Team and Dean of Faculty to create and teach careers-based courses.
  • Create and support the development of relevant courses and support systems to target student learning needs e.g. Kiziba vs. Kigali, Males vs. Female, National vs. International, etc.
  • Plan and facilitate professional development and workshops to support buy-in and gather feedback from staff.
  • Liaise with employers, and elicit feedback from the Employer Advisory Board on curriculum and student/graduate performance.
  • Create and participate in networking events and other opportunities for students to engage with employers.
  • Create and maintain a structured feedback loop that contributes to strategy and decision-making for expanding the internship and employment program.
  • Collaborate with other departments at Kepler to improve communication with the careers team, both internally and externally.
  • Grade competency-based work and provide student feedback on time (48-hour turnaround max).
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all student’s progress through the curriculum
  • Conduct optional and mandatory office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conference, group supported work time, etc.
  • Collaborate with the careers team to seek internship and job opportunities in alignment with the Director of Careers and Academic Campus Directors.
  • Collaborate with the Data department to track, utilize and communicate employment data to the broader academic team
  • Create and facilitate specific workshops to support students career preparation, and job, coaching to find success
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Careers and Alumni Affairs/Career Guidance manager.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Counseling, or related field
  • At least one year of experience in career services, recruiting
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
  • A motivational leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time-management skills.
  • Confident interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French, Kinyarwanda, or Swahili is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to implement education through a process model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
  • Has the ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
  • Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with technology: Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Google Chrome
  • Comfortable with not having or providing answers to students through an inquiry-based model where the facilitator of the class is not the “keeper” of all knowledge
  • Finds comfort in discussing and promoting Kepler and its students.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance
  • 18 days/year for annual leave
  • Additional days of vacation during December and April break
  • The position is Kigali, Rwanda based

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=135&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. The deadline for applying is October 01st, 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler values diversity as a paramount aspect of growth and provides equal opportunities. Discrimination against employees based on gender, race, religion, physical abilities, social status, beliefs, and cultural values is strictly forbidden.


4.Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia

Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia

 Job Title: Learning and Design Associate for Kiziba and Ethiopia     Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                         Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: The Senior Director of Learning and Design                 Deadline: 08th October, 2021

About Kepler:

Since Kepler’s launch in 2013, we are building a model of accessible and quality higher education. We provide a different kind of education – one that combines in-person, online, and on-the-job learning in service of a singular goal: decent jobs for young Africans. And we have been successful, with more than 90% of scholars employed within six months of graduating. Kepler, through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), has enrolled more than 1,000 students across our campuses in Kigali and the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda.

We have entered into a dynamic time at Kepler. Over the next few months, Kepler hopes to become locally accredited in Rwanda through Kepler College and we are expanding our academic offerings and programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Job summary:

The Learning & Design team at Kepler is responsible for researching and structuring new academic programs at Kepler in collaboration with the academic team. The team is searching for two Learning and Design Specialists who will work closely with various academic units at Kepler to support teachers and academic managers to design and implement effective programs. One specialist will work with the teams in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda and in Ethiopia, while one will work with the Kepler College team in Kigali. Both positions are based in Kigali with the possibility of travel to other programs.

People in this position will receive in-depth training in learning & design principles and processes in order to support teachers and the academic leads of each site in planning the day-to-day curriculum. They will provide training and support as needed to academic staff as well as assist in organizing and project managing the build-out of new curriculum and management of current curriculum revisions. Learning and Design Specialists will also work together with the rest of the Learning and Design team to research and implement new pedagogical approaches and strategies as Kepler grows.

Reports To: The Senior Director of Learning and Design

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing professional development in learning & design processes for academic staff in collaboration with subject managers, including onboarding new staff
  • Project managing the creation of new curriculum materials to ensure timely creation of materials
  • Updating curriculum documents to meet current standards and improve quality across programs
  • Assisting in planning in targeted ways as requested by subject managers (i.e. finding texts, editing curriculum documents, writing questions, etc.)
  • Providing targeted feedback to ensure quality control of curriculum documents, with a particular focus on assessments
  • Acting as a thought partner for teachers for challenging curriculum design tasks
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure that revisions to the curriculum are tracked accurately and efficiently and that materials are prepared for audits as needed
  • Working with academic leads to solve challenges related to the implementation of curriculum and with any other support needed to maintain or revise programs

Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • A Master’s degree is required
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferably in higher education
  • Experience with designing curriculum, preferably in a blended-learning or competency-based setting
  • Experience teaching in a blended learning or online environment
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use backward design principles
  • Basic understanding of and ability to implement competency-based learning
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use blended learning pedagogy and tools
  • Ability to write clear and compelling curriculum documents, including lessons and assessments, that relate content to employment
  • Collaborates well across teams and is able to coordinate project planning across multiple teams and departments
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and come up with innovative solutions that take into account the needs of a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work in time-sensitive situations and to prioritize work based on importance
  • Ability to research and synthesize information in order to fuel innovation
  • Ability to find and use high-quality resources for instructional design purposes
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively remotely across multiple teams
  • Ability to seek and use feedback to grow and improve
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

Starting Date:  As soon as possible

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=131&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is 08th October 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.


5.Learning and Design Associate for Kepler College

Learning and Design Associate for Kepler College

 Job Title: Learning and Design Associate for Kepler College              Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                         Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: The Senior Director of Learning and Design                 Deadline: 08th October, 2021

Institution information:

Since Kepler’s launch in 2013, we are building a model of accessible and quality higher education. We provide a different kind of education – one that combines in-person, online, and on-the-job learning in service of a singular goal: decent jobs for young Africans. And we have been successful, with more than 90% of scholars employed within six months of graduating. Kepler, through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), has enrolled more than 1,000 students across our campuses in Kigali and the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda.

We have entered into a dynamic time at Kepler. Over the next few months, Kepler hopes to become locally accredited in Rwanda through Kepler College and we are expanding our academic offerings and programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Job summary:

The Learning & Design team at Kepler is responsible for researching and structuring new academic programs at Kepler in collaboration with the academic team. The team is searching for two Learning and Design Specialists who will work closely with various academic units at Kepler to support teachers and academic managers to design and implement effective programs. One specialist will work with the teams in Kiziba Refugee Camp in Rwanda and in Ethiopia, while one will work with the Kepler College team in Kigali. Both positions are based in Kigali with the possibility of travel to other programs.

People in this position will receive in-depth training in learning & design principles and processes in order to support teachers and the academic leads of each site in planning the day-to-day curriculum. They will provide training and support as needed to academic staff as well as assist in organizing and project managing the build-out of new curriculum and management of current curriculum revisions. Learning and Design Specialists will also work together with the rest of the Learning and Design team to research and implement new pedagogical approaches and strategies as Kepler grows.

Reports To: The Senior Director of Learning and Design

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing professional development in learning & design processes for academic staff in collaboration with subject managers, including onboarding new staff
  • Project managing the creation of new curriculum materials to ensure timely creation of materials
  • Updating curriculum documents to meet current standards and improve quality across programs
  • Assisting in planning in targeted ways as requested by subject managers (i.e. finding texts, editing curriculum documents, writing questions, etc.)
  • Providing targeted feedback to ensure quality control of curriculum documents, with a particular focus on assessments
  • Acting as a thought partner for teachers for challenging curriculum design tasks
  • Working with the Quality Assurance team to ensure that revisions to the curriculum are tracked accurately and efficiently and that materials are prepared for audits as needed
  • Working with academic leads to solve challenges related to the implementation of curriculum and with any other support needed to maintain or revise programs

Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • A Master’s degree is required
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferably in higher education
  • Experience with designing curriculum, preferably in a blended-learning or competency-based setting
  • Experience teaching in a blended learning or online environment
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use backward design principles
  • Basic understanding of and ability to implement competency-based learning
  • Basic understanding of and ability to use blended learning pedagogy and tools
  • Ability to write clear and compelling curriculum documents, including lessons and assessments, that relate content to employment
  • Collaborates well across teams and is able to coordinate project planning across multiple teams and departments
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and come up with innovative solutions that take into account the needs of a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work in time-sensitive situations and to prioritize work based on importance
  • Ability to research and synthesize information in order to fuel innovation
  • Ability to find and use high-quality resources for instructional design purposes
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively remotely across multiple teams
  • Ability to seek and use feedback to grow and improve
  • Facility with Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

Starting Date:  As soon as possible

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=130&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is 08th October 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality, and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.

6.Academic Advisor


Academic Advisor

Job Title: Academic Advisor                                                            Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                     Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: The Manager of Academic Advising                           Deadline: 08th October, 2021

Institution information:

The challenge: All across sub-Saharan Africa, millions of young people struggle every day with access to education and employment – and the kinds of livelihoods that lead to economic security and mobility for themselves and their families. Every young person deserves the chance to be educated; every young person deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful job.

Who we are: Kepler is a nonprofit university program that is building a transformative model of education-to-employment services for these young people across the region. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to the economic mobility of thousands of individuals, families, and communities in all of our countries of operation. We want to reimagine what higher education can look like in sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do: Through a rigorous curriculum of in-person, online, and on-the-job learning, Kepler students graduate with the relevant skills and the right attitude to meet the needs of the changing global economy. We partner closely with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) – a global leader in higher education – which allows our students to attain affordable, internationally recognized degrees while studying in East Africa.

Our history: Kepler launched in Rwanda in 2013. Our 50+ staff currently serve 550 students across two campuses in Rwanda – our flagship campus in Kigali, as well as a second campus in the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda, where we serve refugee learners.

The future: Kepler has an ambitious new strategy for the next five years, which will include launching in two new countries; expanding our academic offerings; partnering with other public and private sector universities, and reaching a new level of organizational sustainability.

Job summary:

The Academic Advisor position is one of the most essential positions in the organization, other than the student, to help Kepler fulfill its vision to innovate higher education through a dynamic blended-learning model. The Academic Advisor is the first point of contact to support students’ learning and growth connecting the SNHU curriculum with the East African context as well as helping students understand their path through the degree.

The role includes supporting students to make adequate progress on their degrees through structured coaching and advising, facilitating various online and in-person support mechanisms, developing structured lessons that facilitate remediation, understanding, and extension of the SNHU degree projects, and collaborating with colleagues to aggregate data and make relevant recommendations and adaptations to the Kepler approach.

This position has non-traditional work hours that may require academic advisors to start work late, finish work late, and/or work on weekends. The position is equivalent to 45 work hours/week.

Reports to: The Manager of Academic Advising.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support student success in both the Kepler-based curriculum and SNHU degree work
  • Coordinate small group student-led sessions to support student-centered learning through SNHU projects
  • Conduct optional and mandatory office hours through a variety of formats: workshop, 1:1 conference, group supported work time, etc.
  • Schedule and facilitate study hall both online and offline
  • Utilize student data to make informed decisions to guarantee all students’ progress through the curriculum
  • Create and facilitate collaborative “co-labs” learning experiences
  • Facilitate learning sessions and study groups in a variety of content areas with students
  • Help non-native English speakers to rapidly improve English fluency through a competency-based, blended learning curriculum
  • Create content for online Learning Management System.
  • Grade competency-based work and provide student feedback in a timely manner (48-hour turnaround max)
  • Generate scope and sequences, lesson plans, and other curriculum that supports diverse learners to acquire necessary skills
  • Modify curriculum for applicability to the context and to best support students
  • Engage in team meetings to collaborate and build high-quality resources for students
  • Provide feedback on the program, curriculum, and students to various stakeholders within the organization in a timely manner
  • Learn and utilize effective online, in-person, and blended learning teaching techniques
  • Collaborate with peers to share best-practices and innovations from the classroom
  • Share and train other educators in the implementation of online education in a blended learning environment
  • Participate in the Kepler Teaching Essentials process as outlined by the administration
  • Work in collaboration with the academic team to achieve annual academic goals
  • Collaborate with the Managers of Academic Advising as well as the Careers team to identify and address gaps in the program.

Qualifications, skills, and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Highly motivated with a passion for education
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to implement education through a model of learning, implementing, reflecting, revising and re-implementing
  • Has high expectations of him/herself and believes in high expectations for students
  • Has the ability to be creative and innovative in the way that education can be created and delivered to students
  • Is open and willing to give and receive feedback from all stakeholders within the organization including students, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Excellent writing and language skills in English.
  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal formats
  • Excels at building and maintaining relationships, online and offline.
  • Able to use or quickly learn: Microsoft Suite, Google Apps, Google Chrome
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment and believes that change leads to progress
  • Comfortable with not having or providing answers to students through an inquiry-based model where the facilitator of the class is not the “keeper” of all knowledge

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=129&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is 08th October 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality, and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.

7.Data Specialist


Data Specialist

 Job Title: Data Specialist                                                                    Location: Kigali

Employment status: Full – Time                                                         Contract type: Open- ended

 Reports to: The Senior Director of Learning and Design                 Deadline: 08th October, 2021

About Kepler

Since Kepler’s launch in 2013, we are building a model of accessible and quality higher education. We provide a different kind of education – one that combines in-person, online, and on-the-job learning in service of a singular goal: decent jobs for young Africans. And we have been successful, with more than 90% of scholars employed within six months of graduating. Kepler, through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), has enrolled more than 1,000 students across our campuses in Kigali and the Kiziba refugee camp in Western Rwanda.

We have entered into a dynamic time at Kepler. Over the next few months, Kepler hopes to become locally accredited in Rwanda through Kepler College and we are expanding our academic offerings and programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Job summary

The Learning & Design team at Kepler is responsible for researching and structuring the curriculum for new and existing academic programs at Kepler in collaboration with the academic team. We are in search of a Data Specialist who will be able to coordinate and create data collection systems across Kepler’s academic programs. This person will be responsible for collaborating with key academic personnel at each of Kepler’s programs in Rwanda and Ethiopia as well as the Monitoring & Evaluation personnel at Kepler to ensure all necessary data is collected in a timely manner for teacher use as well as for reporting purposes.

Reports to: The Senior Director of Learning and Design

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain data collection and reporting systems for academic programs across Kepler
  • Work with the Learning & Design and faculty teams to determine what data needs to be collected in each program and develop systems to meet those needs
  • Conduct training of staff as needed to implement data collection processes and use data systems
  • Liaise with the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist to ensure all essential data is collected for reporting purposes to external and internal stakeholders
  • Create data reports and presentations as needed for academic and management teams
  • Ensure quality and confidentiality of data collection procedures and outcomes
  • Stay up to date on academic programs in order to advise best data procedures
  • Innovate data collection processes and systems to ensure that they are scalable and flexible

Skills Required:

  • Strong data analysis and data presentation skills
  • Ability to train and evaluate staff on data collection procedures and systems
  • Ability to build relationships across multiple teams and at multiple levels of an organization
  • Ability to seek and use feedback to grow and improve
  • Able to work effectively remotely and coordinate work across teams in different locations
  • Ability to support multiple offices in completing multiple-step processes without being a direct supervisor
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to research and synthesize information in order to fuel innovation
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work in time-sensitive situations and to prioritize work based on importance
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and come up with innovative solutions that take into account the needs of a variety of stakeholders
  • Collaborates well across teams and is able to coordinate project planning across multiple teams and departments
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in Excel and database and/or CRM programs

Experience Preferred:

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience with data management responsibilities, ideally at least 2 years working with data in an academic setting
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field
  • Experience working to ensure quality and confidentiality of data
  • Experience setting up and implementing new data systems in an organization
  • Has worked with database management or other complex information tracking systems (example: student information systems, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Dynamics, SPSS, Salesforce, etc.)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted 

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and cv/resume through BambooHR. Applicant link:https://kepler1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=132&source=aWQ9NA%3D%3D

All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered. Deadline for applying is 08th October 2021 before the end of the day, all late applications will note be considered.

Kepler is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promoting equality, and enhancing our organizational capability. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other category protected by law.


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