Director of Educational Development and Quality Center Job at Partners In Health - Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Director of Educational Development and Quality Center

Jobs at:
Partners In Health

Deadline of this Job:
open until filled

Duty Station:
Kigali, Rwanda

Role Overview
The Director of the Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC) will oversee a center of excellence in teaching and learning, educational quality assurance, and education research at UGHE. The Director will serve as a key strategic thought partner and in-house pedagogy expert in the development of all academic programs at UGHE. S/he will direct the review and approval of curricula for UGHE’s academic programs, and will oversee monitoring and evaluation of teachers and teaching at UGHE. The Director will be responsible for mentoring and managing a team of professionals engaged in all aspects of curriculum and syllabus development, educational strategy, teaching and learning, student assessment, and educational innovations. In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing and carrying out health sciences educational programs including a Master’s degree in Health Sciences Education.
Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Dean and others to oversee and assist with the development of academic programs at UGHE
  • Serve as the key point-person for all pedagogy at UGHE, ensuring cutting-edge, innovative and evidence-based approaches are used in the development and implementation of courses
  • Incubate proposals and innovative ideas for funding UGHE activities and programs
  • Serve as the director of a center of excellence in pedagogical quality assurance
  • Design, implement, and solicit funding for cutting edge educational research programs at UGHE


  • Recruit, train, and mentor EDQC team members
  • Hire and supervise the director of e-Learning as UGHE expands its e-Learning strategy
  • Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain EDQC activities at UGHE
  • Work in collaborative teams, including faculty and staff members, to improve educational outcomes at UGHE
  • Develop standards, guidelines, and policies related to teaching, learning, and student assessment at UGHE, including e-Learning, student data protections, and electronic educational records management

Curriculum Design

  • Assist faculty and leadership with the development of innovative and standards-aligned curricula and academic programs
  • Develop a toolkit of innovative pedagogical methods to be used by faculty at UGHE
  • Lead the development and delivery of a Master’s in Health Sciences Education program and short-courses on teaching and learning for faculty at UGHE and other institutions

Quality Assurance

  • Direct periodic program evaluation and curriculum review for all academic programs at UGHE
  • Oversee all academic quality assurance activities at UGHE, including the design of faculty reviews and assessments to be included in evaluations for reappointment and promotion
  • Play a leading role in quality assurance for internal and external accreditation of UGHE in general and each of its specific academic programs


  • Master’s degree (minimum) or PhD/EdD (preferred) in an education-related field, ideally in health sciences or medical education
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education leadership roles focused on teaching and learning initiatives with a strong foundation in pedagogy, instructional design, academic technology, quality assurance, and online learning
  • Experience building and executing online and blended learning academic experiences for higher education and executive education audiences
  • Experience developing health science and/or global health education and training in international and higher education settings
  • Experience teaching, developing curricula for, and implementing programs for students and adult learners
  • Record of success in instructor development and pedagogical improvement
  • Experience applying research to curricular innovations and instructor development
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning and emerging technologies
  • Experience in the development and administration of online courses utilizing learning management systems
  • A track-record of funded proposals in education research or educational programs
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Experience working in Rwanda or in other relevant contexts
  • Proficiency in French or Kinyarwanda desirable
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and to travel outside of Rwanda
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable

Benefits of Working at UGHE
UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits. Faculty moving to UGHE from outside of Rwanda for this position will receive a relocation allotment and an annual stipend for travel to their home countries for themselves and eligible dependents.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: open Until Filled
Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda
Posted: 03-07-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 03-07-2018
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 03-07-2064
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