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Main Purpose of the Job: To plan, manage, advise, coordinate and facilitate development of interactive eLearning/blended materials by consultancy on course design and delivery, training, evaluation and intervention, research and advocacy. Provide consultation in pedagogy, instructional design, and online course development and delivery to University academic staff; Provide guidance in the development of processes and procedures for involving course creation and evaluation of the instructional effectiveness of course material. Provide expertise in the effectiveness of managing the Moodle learning management system.

Duties:(i) Conduct consultation sessions in design, development and delivery of online courses (ii) Consults with academic staff to guide them to effectively use eLearning platforms/technology. (iii) Development of processes and procedures for involving course materials that are produced by the academic staff. (iv) Collaborate with academic staff and eLearning team members to design and write storyboards, design documents, and develop eLearning courses as required. (v) Collaborate with eLearning team members to develop appropriate graphics, animations, artwork and photos to make instructional material optimally engaging; and select and/or develop appropriate instructional strategies using appropriate technologies. (vi) Train academic staff in applying instructional design and using appropriate instructional technology tools in delivering instruction and other related pedagogical issues. (vii) Provide pre and post-training consultations and support on course design and development. (viii) Responsible for planning and conducting regular needs assessments and satisfaction surveys and data analysis. (ix) Apply innovative approach to improve overall quality of courses/programs; (x) identify implementation challenges and work with faculty to ensure quality and consistency in terms of instructional design integrity; (xi) Explore and evaluate emerging technologies and techniques for their pedagogical/ and andragogical uses. (xii) Provide input and research best practices to elevate the quality and consistency of our online and blended learning initiatives.

Requirements: (i) A Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Systems Technology, Educational Technology or related. (ii) PhD in a related field will be an added advantage (iii) A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in relevant area, three (3) of which should have been experience working with or lecturing in instructional and educational technologies or related area in an institution of higher learning and/or relevant industry/organization. (iv) Experience in technology-supported instructional delivery. (v) Experience in working with eLearning technologies or web based learning would be highly essential. (vi) Experience in professional development training Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design theories, and instructional design models/systems.

Remuneration: The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Letters of application are to address the stated qualifications and provide any other information to assist the University to determine your suitability for the position. You should quote the vacancy number and the post applied for, provide up-to-date CV (including telephone, cell phones, telefax numbers and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts, three reference letters, names and addresses of three referees.

Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy Number and Position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the below address, before the stipulated closing date. Send your applications to: The Centre Administrator, Centre for Academic Development, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB00710, Gaborone, Botswana (telephone 355 2508/4526; Fax 390 2884); email:

Please note that applications with incomplete information shall not be acknowledged.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 238 Office 104 or 107: (238/104 or 106).

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 20 January 2023


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