Intensive English/ESL Lecturer (College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education): Africa University

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Reporting to the Dean, College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education, the Lecturer will be responsible for a number of activities including teaching, administrative, research and outreach activities.

Required qualifications
Master’s Degree in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TOESL), General or Applied Linguistics or related field with TOESL certification; Three years’ experience teaching ESL/EFL; Proficiency in English suitable to the position; Experience teaching at the University level

Additional attributes
Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at University level; Two or more years of experience teaching in an Intensive English Program or similar program; Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques – including the use of technology – that enhance student success; Familiarity with current research in the discipline; Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community; Demonstrated participation in academic, professional and civic activities; Excellent classroom teaching and communication skills; Experience with eLearning, computer-enhanced teaching, and blended learning approaches preferred; Ability to work well as a member of a team; Demonstrated commitment to student learning; Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners; Familiarity with E-learning; Ability to design and implement short courses, at certificate and diploma level for continuing education; Sensitivity and commitment to working and living in an international and multicultural environment; Teaching, Research and Outreach interest in the discipline is an added advantage.

Responsibilities
Teach classes using techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning; Teach classes in short-term language programs to be offered by the University to students and interested clients outside the University; Maintain a syllabus and course documents online using Moodle; Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college meetings; Work collaboratively with colleagues; Have knowledge of the University, college and program policies and procedures; Evaluate outcome effectiveness; Provide appropriate means to test the linguistic proficiency of international students joining the University; Provide appropriate means to assess student progress and provide timely feedback; Use appropriate teaching methods to respond to varying student learning styles; Maintain college curriculum standards; Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Languages unit to introduce a language lab facility

To apply
Applications together with six (6) copies of Curriculum vitae, certified copies and certificates, academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their email, phone numbers and postal addresses should be forwarded to:

Assistant Registrar – Personnel and Administration
Africa University
P. O. Box 1320
Mutare
, Zimbabwe

or email: careers@africau.edu

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.
 Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Intensive English/ESL Program Coordinator (College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education): Africa University

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Reporting to the Dean, College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education, the Coordinator will be responsible for a number of activities including teaching, administrative, research and outreach activities.

Required qualifications
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics or related field with TESOL certification; At least three years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language/ English as a Foreign Language (ESL/EFL); Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral English; Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching at the University level

Additional attributes
Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at University level; Two or more years of experience teaching in an Intensive English Program or similar program; Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques – including the use of technology – that enhance student success; Familiarity with current research in the discipline; Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community; Demonstrated participation in academic, professional and civic activities; Excellent classroom teaching and communication skills; Experience with eLearning, computer-enhanced teaching, and blended learning approaches preferred; Ability to work well as a member of a team; Demonstrated commitment to student learning; Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners; Familiarity with E-learning; Ability to design and implement short courses, at certificate and diploma level for continuing education; Sensitivity and commitment to working and living in an international and multicultural environment; Teaching, Research and Outreach interest in the discipline is an added advantage.

Responsibilities
Teach classes using techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning; Maintain a syllabus and course documents online using Moodle; Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college meetings; Work collaboratively with colleagues; Have knowledge of the University, college and program policies and procedures; Evaluate outcome effectiveness; Provide appropriate means to test the linguistic proficiency of international students joining the University; Provide appropriate means to assess student progress and provide timely feedback; Use appropriate teaching methods to respond to varying student learning styles; Maintain college curriculum standards; Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Languages unit to introduce a language lab facility; Coordinate language programs to be offered by the University to students and interested clients outside the University. Such programs might include: Africa University students or other clients wishing to prepare for standardized tests such as test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System(IELTS); Clients needing short term courses in English for Specific Purposes(ESP); Clients requiring short term courses in ESL/EFL

To apply
Applications together with six (6) copies of Curriculum vitae, certified copies and certificates, academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their email, phone numbers and postal addresses should be forwarded to:

Assistant Registrar – Personnel and Administration
Africa University
P. O. Box 1320
Mutare
, Zimbabwe

or email: careers@africau.edu

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.
 Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Content Contributor: Mobile Community Zimbabwe (MCZ)

Deadline: 3 March 2017

Location: Anywhere in Zimbabwe

Mobile Community Zimbabwe (MCZ), an innovative storytelling training and content production project, is looking for regular contributors who can produce fresh and original content covering all aspects of society in Zimbabwe and the experiences of people from different localities across Zimbabwe. The ideal candidates must have the ability to produce high quality and thought provoking content on topics relevant to and in line with the editorial mission of MCZ as well as be pioneers in the use of mobile phones for production purposes.

Requirements
Have demonstrable basic journalism and storytelling skills; Proven experience and track record in multi-media content production; Must submit samples or links to at least 2 examples of earlier work done; Ability to produce at least one high quality and original video and/or audio report per week;  Ability or preparedness to use mobile phones for storytelling production; Have an inquisitive and curious mind, and a keen eye for original stories; Ability to meet deadlines.

Job brief
The Regular Contributor will: Produce visual and or audio stories as agreed with or commissioned by the MCZ content editor. Production work will include scripting and editing; Produce a total of four stories every month; Submit  one story to the Editor at MCZ each week by a pre-agreed deadline; The Regular Contributor is also free to pitch ideas and stories to the Editor for stories produced for MCZ.

Duties and responsibilities
Produce professional videos to make up visuals for stories approved by the MCZ content editor; Produce photographs that can be used to make a coherent photo essay; Produce audio interviews and material that can be used to produce a podcast story; Be able to carry out minimal editing on gathered material using mobile phone editing applications; Notify the content editor of any developments in a particular community that maybe worthy following: Write scripts for video and audio stories / Write captions for photo essays / Assist the content distribution team to market stories on and offline.

Skills and abilities
Have demonstrable journalism basic skills and storytelling; Be able to identify newsworthy community stories; Knowledge of social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook and other platforms; Knowledge of mobile editing applications; Basic knowledge of video, audio and photography techniques; Demonstrable passion for multimedia and online content production; Ability to meet tight deadlines; Be able to work with heterogeneous communities.

To apply
Please email a one page CV, a short pitch of a story idea that you want to tackle and copies or links to previous work produced to: privilege@mobilecommunityzim.org – make sure to put the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.