National Senior Consultant on Academic Affairs

  • Nom de l'entrprise Université Panafricaine
  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Lieu de travail Centre, Algérie| Est, Algérie| Ouest, Algérie| Sud est, Algérie| Sud ouest, Algérie| Tlemcen, Algérie
  • Date d'expiration 22 Décembre
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté
  • Niveau d'étude (diplome) Master 2, Ingéniorat, Bac + 5 | Magistère Bac + 7| Doctorat
  • Type de contrat CDD ou Mission
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  • Université Panafricaine
  • Algérie
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The Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University established under the African Union aimed at revitalizing African higher education and at boosting research and postgraduate training.  PAUWES is located on the campus of the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. The Institute offers graduate students access to leading academic teaching, research and hands-on training in areas vital to the future of African development – water, energy and the challenge of climate change. 

 

 

Objectives:

In order to improve the quality of teaching and the master thesis, it is of utmost importance to now focus on the implementation of the numerous concepts  and process plans that have been developed (mostly by external consultants) at PAUWES. As to teaching, these include the careful fine-tuning and coordination of different lecture blocks including how these are interlinked, the relaunch of Moodle (LMS) and the communication with students as to academic affairs. Furthermore, teaching processes should be optimised, syllabi and the didactical approaches should be reviewed, the full integration of practice orientation into all aspects of teaching has to be assured, on-boarding and coordination of short-term lecturers (including monitoring and feedback before, during and after the lecture block) has to be implemented. Also, the summer schools with German partners have to be coordinated. Special focus shall also be on the lab work that will be carried out by UoT faculty and the need for close cooperation of the practical courses with the respective short-term faculty. As to the master thesis, the key challenge now are the implementation of the available concepts and process descriptions and the close coordination and monitoring of the research guidelines, the guidance of students and supervisors, practice orientation and link to AUC challenges as well as the research internship and the building of close links for the Master thesis project with the professional sector for internship possibilities. The consultant will be working closely with the PAUWES Deputy Director and the two Master Programme Coordinators.

Tasks:

The national senior consultant for academic affairs will support the PAUWES Deputy Director in:

  • Implementation of the measures to improve the quality, the didactics, the relevance and the practice orientation of the seminars and the master thesis in coordination.
  • Coordinating with lecturers incl. the review of syllabi including monitoring and feedback before, as well as during and after the lecture block.
  • Relaunching Moodle (LMS) and building a regular communication flow with students as to academic affairs
  • Supporting the coordination of the lab work that will require close collaboration between the University of Tlemcen (UoT) and short-term lecturers.
  • Ensuring the practice orientation in all aspects of teaching.
  • Coordinating of the summer school with the German partners.
  • Implementing the Master Thesis continuous improvement measures
  • Supporting PAUWES in guiding students and supervisors throughout the thesis incl. the research internship.

Deliverables:

Assessment report of quality improvement in both academic affairs and master thesis and programme execution based on findings of the consultancy. The report should also include recommendations for measures that can be implemented.

Profile:

  • PhD in a closely-related field
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in managing post-graduate programmes (incl. LMS)
  • Knowledge of flipping the classroom and interactive teaching
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English and French (Arabic is an asset)

Place and Period of Assignment:

The contract will be running from November 12th, 2017 until April 30th, 2018 with a maximum of 130 working days. The consultant will provide his/her services at the PAUWES institute in Tlemcen, Algeria.

Responsibilities and coordination:

The senior consultant is responsible for the tasks and contents mentioned above. The consultant will work closely with the Director of the PAUWES institute, other national consultants and staff at PAUWES, as well as the institution building consultant commissioned by the GIZ. The deliverables should be provided as mentioned above to PAUWES and shared with GIZ. At the start of the consultancy, the measures/timelines for the utilization of the given budget are to be provided and agreed with GIZ and to be fully implemented by the end of the consultancy.

 Application :

Applicants shall send their technical offer (work method, mobilised skills and work plan), their financial offer (plan for specified working days and honorarium requested) and their CV (all in English) with the reference "Academic Affairs" until November 4th to the following email address: jobsatpauwes@gmail.com.

The applicants selected through the pre-screening will be invited for an interview November 6th, 2017 (in person or via skype).

  • Nom de l'entrprise Université Panafricaine
  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Lieu de travail Centre, Algérie| Est, Algérie| Ouest, Algérie| Sud est, Algérie| Sud ouest, Algérie| Tlemcen, Algérie
  • Date d'expiration 22 Décembre
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté
  • Niveau d'étude (diplome) Master 2, Ingéniorat, Bac + 5 | Magistère Bac + 7| Doctorat
  • Type de contrat CDD ou Mission
Postuler
Université Panafricaine

  • Université Panafricaine
  • Algérie
Voir toutes les offres de l'entreprise

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