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The IIE (Pty) Ltd is the registered provider of higher education which is offered through the following educational brands: IIE Vega, IIE Varsity College, IIE Rosebank College and IIE MSA. The Independent Institute of Education’s Central Academic Team (CAT) is responsible for the academic leadership and governance of the work done at the brands while each brand is managed as a business entity by its own divisional management team.
The IIE (Pty) Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AdvTech Ltd which is listed on the JSE.
This position fall within the central IIE academic team. The IIE, as registered provider has ultimate responsibility for registration, curriculum, delivery, assessment and certification of all education on these sites as well as for relationships with external partners particularly in the regulatory and accreditation arena.
The IIE operates through seven faculties and has established academic operations, compliance and academic leadership infrastructure and processes.
- The Head of Programme (HoP) will report directly to the Head of Faculty (HoF)
Level and Scope of Responsibility:
- The level of delegated responsibility will vary from faculty to faculty and from individual to individual and will change over time and as operational needs require. Normally, a particular group of programmes and/ or modules within a faculty will be the direct responsibility of a Head of Programme who will then take primary responsibility for curriculum and material, capacity building and support.
- The HOP will be responsible for ensuring effective interaction between the faculty/department and the sites of delivery with respect to all matters related to The IIE and the faculty but in particular to the modules or programmes for which s/he is primarily responsible.
- As this is a senior academic appointment it is not expected that the full range of activities will be encapsulated within a position description – instead, a person is expected to act responsibly within at least the following range of responsibilities.
Key Areas of Responsibility Include:
- Review, development and implementation, subject to the policies and governance procedures of The IIE, of the curriculum, syllabus and material development of those designated programmes or modules (some of which may be service courses) for which the Head of Programme is responsible.
- Aspects of faculty administration as delegated by the Head of Faculty.
- Establishment and maintenance of effective interaction between the faculty/department and the sites of delivery with respect to the particular programmes for which s/he is responsible and more generally.
- Identify and monitor programme developers including briefing and the quality assurance of their work.
- Responsible for the setting and monitoring of minimum standards for delivery and assessment including management of academic incidents related to assessment.
- Tracking of student performance, in cooperation with trading division national offices, in designated programmes and modules including planning and monitoring of interventions that may be required to address problems.
- Responsible for identifying, briefing and managing developers and moderators in consultation with the sited of delivery and national offices and for managing the moderation of assessments within the faculty – this includes planning and implementation of problem-solving strategies as needed.
- Active commitment to the maintenance of academic standards and of curriculum areas within the discipline – this includes own personal commitment to keeping up to date, which will include limited lecturing (contact or distance) on a cyclical basis and the contribution to faculty research output.
- Demonstrated commitment to the development, implementation and monitoring of all IIE policies.
- Conducting multifaceted academic research, encompassing a diverse array of responsibilities. This encompasses taking a leadership role in conceiving, formulating, and operationalising research initiatives aligned with the overarching program objectives.
- Active commitment to capacity building on the sites of delivery and where applicable the preparation and delivery of peer lectures and seminars – one of the key focuses here has to be building of capacity of lecturers to work with a diverse student body.
- Participate in, and contribute to, The IIE/faculty’s activities, particularly its seminars and workshop programmes.
- Participation in the key governance structures and committees as may be required from time to time.
- Any other relevant duties as may be required.
The candidate must hold a minimum of a CA(SA) SAICA registered qualification.
Specific areas of specialization:
- Management Accounting
- It would be advantageous for the candidate to have at least one year’s lecturing experience (full or part time) in a public or private tertiary institution.
- A candidate who has completed and published academic articles would also be given preference.
- Experience in developing curriculum, material and assessment of student learning would be advantageous.
- Some understanding of the Higher Education (HE) regulatory environment would be advantageous.
- Understanding of the NQF and associated regulatory environment.
- Experience with online curriculum delivery systems would be advantageous.
- Excellent communication skills particularly in English, both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate to a range of audiences in a way that communication is clear, concise, specific and accurate and accessible to the target audience.
- Interpersonal skills characterised by tact and diplomacy and an ongoing ability to participate effectively in a team that is spread across the country.
- Capacity to get others to follow by example and the ability to manage matrix management and communication structures.
- High delivery ability demonstrated capacity to organise own work and work against tight deadlines.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to liaise cooperatively with other academics and colleagues within the faculty and sites of delivery.
- Proven ability to work constructively as part of a team, display initiative and work strategically and independently with limited supervision.
- Proven record of managing projects to a successful conclusion.
- Able to acquire new skills to keep up with new technologies and or new knowledge areas within relevant disciplines.
Other Job-Related Information:
- Travel and work outside of normal hours will be required for which, given the level of seniority of the post.