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HEAD OF ACADEMICS WANTED AT BOTSWANA INSTITUTE OF BANKERS


HEAD OF ACADEMICS - BOTSWANA INSTITUTE OF BANKERS
Job description
HEAD OF ACADEMICS
The BOTSWANA INSTITUTE OF BANKERS requires an enthusiastic and results driven individual with relevant experience for the role of Head of Academics.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Head of Academics reports to the Executive Director of Botswana Institute of Bankers (BIOB) and serves as the Chief Academic Officer for BIOB. The Head of Academics works to advance the quality and integrity of BIOB’s academic programs, providing strategic vision for the curricula, developing processes and procedures to support accreditation processes, and overseeing all program planning and program assessment. The Head of Academics is responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight for matters related to academic innovation, banking and financial services education as well as student success.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership in academic planning, strategic development of the organization, and overseeing all aspects of the educational offerings of the institute including course content, quality assurance, and course and certificate implementation.
Support the achievement of programmatic and financial goals of the institute to aid the institute’s financial sustainability and independence by promoting and leading collaboration between the institute and its strategic partners be responsible for the strategic oversight and quality assurance of the Institute programmes including their on-going development and maintenance to keep up with the current trends in the banking environment
Oversee financial and budget planning for the academic aspects of the institute, and providing leadership for all academic operations.
provide direction to Marketing and Communications Efforts
Be responsible for Academic Planning, Quality Assurance, Program Development and Implementation
Develop and execute courses and programs that reflect BIOB’s strategies and policies, high quality pedagogy, and financial viability.
Lead the annual strategic planning process for the academic division as well as the establishment of its short and long range programmatic and financial goals.
Requirements
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
A minimum of a Post graduate degree in education or business related field.
PHD will be an added advantage
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
At least 10 years’ experience in an academic environment, experience in an entrepreneurial public service organization, not for profit or the private sector.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND COMPENTENCIES
Strong leadership skills that include setting priorities, creative problem-solving, making decisions in ambiguous situations, and completing multiple tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to lead a self-sustaining organization in higher education.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and listening skills.
Comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in developing and implementing education programs (i.e. pedagogy, instructor selection, instructional design).
Experience in strategic planning, working with an organization to create its vision and goals, and generating enthusiasm for achieving the goals.
Experience in financial analysis, planning and administration of a multi-million-pula budget.
Experience in creating a variety of educational programs, and the demonstrated ability to organize complex events and activities.
Comprehensive knowledge of higher education and the university system.
Demonstrated ability in establishing effective working relationships with regulators, government, community and business leaders.
KEY SKILLS
Should be familiar with the new BQA accreditation policies and laws
Ability to contribute leadership in a collaborative team environment.
Demonstrated supervisory, mentoring and problem solving skills.
Experience in leading a diverse management staff, specifically in the areas of staff development, goal setting, and providing appropriate motivation.
Skilled negotiator and manager of projects, financial plans, and budgets.
Able to lead multiple projects simultaneously.
Skilled in preparing marketing and financial analyses of the impact on departments, and for developing specific programs or courses.
Benefits
EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Permanent and Pensionable
BIOB offers a competitive remuneration package
Closing date and application instructions
APPLICATIONS
Interested individuals must submit their applications to recruitment@biob.co.bw accompanied by a detailed CV, certified copies of ID, educational qualifications and at least 3 contactable references.
The closing date is 27th January 2017. Only short listed candidates will be responded to.
Location
Gaborone

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