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The job holder will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership over the KCA University Center for Open and Distance Education (CODE).


  • Provide the leadership, implementation, and supervision of all Open and Distance Education (ODE) programs and initiatives.
  • Participate in the recruitment and management of staff involved in ODE.
  • Promote enrolment growth of the KCA University ODE in line with the long-term strategic goal of being a virtual campus.
  • Promote institutional compliance with Universities Standards and Guidelines for ODE by the Commission for University Education (CUE)
  • Be the liaison to faculty, staff and University Management on ODE matters.
  • Promote effective and efficient delivery of ODE.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Information Communication Technology (HoICT) to identify and recommend novel information technologies relevant for effective online learning.
  • Coordinate professional development activities for University ODE faculty.
  • In conjunction with Director, Quality Assurance, analyze ODE assessment data and provide annual reports to the Vice Chancellor & CEO through the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs.
  • Prepare annual ODE report identifying the current successes and challenges to inform continuous improvement.
  • Liaise with the Head of Marketing and Deans of Schools to market ODE programmes.
  • Prepare and maintain the ODE budget within established policies and practice.


  • Must have a Ph.D. degree in Educational Media Technology or closely related field from an accredited/recognized University
  • Must be at least a Senior Lecturer or qualified to be appointed one
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and research experience at a University.
  • Have at least three (3) years of working in instructional technology or online education
  • Must demonstrate outstanding administrative/managerial capability in the organization and management
  • Be a registered member of a professional association


  • Strong personal and professional integrity, effective verbal and written
  • communication skills, and a commitment to safety.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks with varying priorities.
  • Knowledge of best practices in educational technologies, instructional design, and quality online course delivery;
  • Knowledge of LMSs – specifically Moodle and/or Blackboard.
  • Working experience with various multimedia software
  • Superior interpersonal and team-oriented aptitude.
  • Ability to advise faculty in the designing, development, and implementation of technology that supports and enhances quality instruction and student learning.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts effectively to students and staff.


  • The successful candidate will be compensated with appropriate allowances and a competitive salary commensurate with the academic rank.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV including three referees, academic and professional certificates, and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and iTax certificate via email to by 20th January 2023.

The subject of your email should read: DIRECTOR – OPEN AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
Head of Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

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