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JOB ADVT: Distance Learning & Training Officer, UTech, Jamaica March 27, 2017

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Office of Distance Learning (Academic Affairs Division)



An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Office of Distance Learning for the following post:

Distance Learning and Training Officer – Level 7


The Distance Learning and Training Officer  provides training and coaching support for the development of instructional materials and methodologies in specific areas related to distance learning modalities and other flexible instructional approaches.   He/she assists the Instructional Design Specialist through a variety of direct support services including the training of academic staff and students in utilizing appropriate distance learning techniques and technologies, ensuring timely response to requests for instructional design guidance, practical demonstrations, development of distance learning materials and the implementation and monitoring of approved pedagogical standards for core distance learning projects with cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams.

He/she also liaises with internal and external stakeholders, establishing and maintaining administrative systems, gathering and organizing data, information storage and retrieval, preparing various types and forms of paper-based and electronic documents, records and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. First Degree in Education, Administrative Management, Human Resource Development, Media and Communication or related discipline with training in and exposure to adult learning and the use of educational technology media  OR
  1. Equivalent qualifications which reflect specialized training in adult learning techniques, curriculum design, academic programme development and/or computer-based learning technology applications.

Specialised Knowledge

  1. Working knowledge of training design and instructional methodologies.
  1. Basic knowledge of educational technologies and specific application in distance learning environments.
  1. Basic knowledge or exposure to Learning Management Systems (LMS), e.g. Blackboard, WebCT, Moodle.
  1. Basic knowledge of the principles of adult learning theories, principles and practices and learner-centred course development techniques.
  1. Basic knowledge of programme development and quality assurance methodologies.


Specialised Training


  1. Teacher training or corporate training with emphasis on instructional methodologies and/or curriculum design.
  1. Project management and programme development.
  1. Customer service.

Specialised Skills

  1. Advanced computer software application skills – Microsoft Office, Multimedia presentation tools, Web Page design, Social Networking tools.
  1. Ability to visualize ideas and develop learning concepts/products through research, consultation and interviews with internal and external stakeholders.
  1. Strong interpersonal and human relations skills
  1. Strong team building skills.
  1. Ability to work effectively with a wide and diverse range of constituencies
  1. Ability to express ideas clearly in both verbal and written communication forms.
  1. Excellent time management and organizing skills.
  1. Ability to plan and manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  1. Ability to demonstrate independent judgment and problem solving skills.
  1. Ability to carry through procedures with minimum supervision.
  1. Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  1. Ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult people, situations and frequent interruptions.




Experience (Type and Amount)


  1. A minimum of three (3) years experience in teaching or training in higher education, with exposure to information communication technologies and other types of media delivery for teaching and learning.


Interested applicants seeking a career opportunity who meet the specified requirements are invited to submit applications for consideration to hrm@utech.edu.jm by Friday, March 31 2017 or to:


Senior Director (Acting)t – Human Resources & Administration

University of Technology, Jamaica

237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6.

Jamaica. W.I.

Tel: (876) 927-1680-8, ext 3030



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