E- Learning and Systems Integration Specialist Vacancy-Job Ref: JKRWFHI360/0504/202481


E- Learning and Systems Integration Specialist Vacancy-Job Ref: JKRWFHI360/0504/202481
Kigali (Rwanda)

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment, and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multidisciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities, and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of E-Learning and Systems Integration Specialist for the USAID Tunoze Gusoma Schools and Systems project in Rwanda.

Project Description

The USAID Tunoze Gusoma (Schools and Systems) activity is working to strengthen the education system to enable all pre-primary and lower primary school and classroom environments to be of high quality, inclusive, and focused on the learning of foundational reading skills.

Specifically, the five-year activity is working to improve learning outcomes by focusing on increasing Kinyarwanda literacy skills of boys and girls through primary 3 (P3) through four intermediate results: (IR1) Pre-primary education system enhanced to develop, promote and improve emergent literacy, (IR2) Lower primary reading classroom instruction improved, (IR3) School environments improved for increased lower primary reading outcomes, and (IR4) Education management systems strengthened for improved literacy outcomes.

Position Description

Embedded in the ICT department at the Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) and under the co-supervision of USAID Tunoze Gusoma’ s ICT and E-Learning Program Advisor and Head of REB-ICT Department , the E-Learning and System Integration Specialist will play a pivotal role in addressing the e-learning system shortcomings, leveraging expertise to enhance the functionality of the E-Learning Management System and integrating it seamlessly with other essential education data systems. The primary focus will be maintaining the system dashboard which is accessible to various stakeholders within the Rwanda basic education ecosystem, including schools, sectors, districts, and REB partners.

Furthermore, the E-Learning and System Integration Specialist will work closely with the relevant department and institutions in addressing challenges with the integration of key systems namely, the Learning Management System (LMS) housed on REB’s e-learning platform, the School Data Management System (SDMS) and the Teacher Management Information System (TMIS). Additionally, the E-Learning and System Integration Specialist will be responsible for close engagement with REB to ensure the enhancement of the Learning Management System’s hosting capacity. He/she will work closely with Tunoze Gusoma’s ICT and E-Learning Program Advisor and Technical Director to ensure effective transfer of knowledge and skills to the REB ICT and Teacher Development and Management Department staff that will be necessary for the sustainability of blended learning continuous development of basic education teachers.

Job Responsibilities:

System integration:

Analyze and work closely with relevant departments in REB and institutions to address challenges related to the integration of the REB E-Learning Management System with SDMS and TMIS and other relevant education data systems.
Develop and implement strategies to ensure seamless data flow and interoperability between the E-Learning Management System and integrated APIs.
Facilitate diverse customizations of the E-Learning System, particularly focusing on Moodle platform, i.e. customization to tailor the system according to specific requirements, ensuring optimal functionality).
Implement custom features and functionalities aligned with the specific needs of the Rwanda education system.
Customization, Development and Hosting Capacity Enhancement:

Devise and execute strategies to enhance hosting capacity, addressing the reported challenge and ensuring the system can efficiently accommodate a larger number of users simultaneously.
Evaluate and propose solutions to enhance the hosting capacity of the REB E-Learning System, ensuring it can accommodate a larger number of learners simultaneously.
Collaborate with technical teams to implement hosting infrastructure improvements.

Knowledge and skills transfer:

Design and execute knowledge and skills transfer programs for the REB ICT team, equipping them with the skills required for sustained system management and maintenance.
Develop comprehensive documentation guides for the E-Learning System, detailing setup procedures, system functionalities, and troubleshooting processes.
Provide training materials to end-users, including schools and districts, to facilitate effective system utilization.
Support the REB ICT team to develop and support the micro-credentials courses.
Fine-Tuning of eLearning system for Blended Learning CPD programming:

Identify and implement necessary adjustments to the E-Learning System to support blended learning features, including capturing classroom-based activities like COP activities, classroom practices.
Ensure the eLearning system aligns with evolving educational methodologies.
Dashboard maintenance:

Design and create a user-friendly dashboard that caters to the diverse needs of institutions within the Rwanda education system, including schools, sectors, districts, and REB partners.
Ensure the dashboard provides insightful analytics, contributing to informed decision-making and improved system utilization.
Create a comprehensive dashboard for the REB E-Learning System, catering to the diverse needs of education actors, including schools, sectors, districts, and REB partners.
Implement analytics features to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
Learner Management Solutions:

Develop lasting solutions for learner management, including user transcripts and progress tracking features.
Enhance user interfaces to ensure a seamless experience for both learners and educators.
Minimum required Skills and Qualifications:

A bachelor’s or master’s degree in data science, computer science, information technology or related fields.
A minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in managing systems for data collection, analysis, visualization, and data-driven decision-making.
Proven experience or at least a working familiarity with JavaScript, PHP, Python, Hands-On SQL, Web API, Node.js, etc.
Ability to work with source code and version repositories.
Proven capacity to collaborate effectively with Rwandan government counterparts.
Strong understanding of the Rwandan education system is preferred.
Demonstrate experience and proficiency in developing and customizing E-Learning Systems using Moodle.
In-depth knowledge of Moodle architecture, plugins, and customization options.
Demonstrated leadership qualities, versatility, and integrity.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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