JOB OPPORTUNITY “Part Time Lecturers”

CALL FOR POTENTIAL ASSOCIATE TRAINERS AT KITABI COLLEGE OF CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Kitabi College of Conservation and Environmental Management (KCCEM) is located on the outskirts of Nyungwe National Park, 54km from Butare, on the main Kigali – Rusizi road. It is an academic institution of higher learning, operating under the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), with the mandate to develop capacity in Conservation, tourism and Environmental Management in Rwanda and the wider Albertine Rift Region.

The college’s training philosophy is guided by WDA (work development authority) Competence Based Learning (CBL) approach to vocational and professional skills development. We teach students in a 2 year diploma programs in wildlife management, wild life tourism and forest resources management, as well as several short courses to adult working professionals and local community members in the same or related disciplines.

 In the course of rendering its core mandate, KCCEM needs to outsource qualified dedicated and experienced individuals to train some of its courses within the college diploma programs and the short courses programs on a part time basis.

The College seeks applicants to teach courses in the three courses under listed:

  1. Diploma in Wildlife Management
  2. Diploma in Forest Resources Management
  3. Diploma in Wildlife Tourism
  4. Tailor-made short courses in different domains


LIST OF MODULES TAUGHT AT KCCEM

DIPLOMA IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

 

MODULE COURSE UNITS COURSE CREDITS
Orientation to professional study skills –          English Language-          Introduction to computer applications and communication skills-          Introduction to field techniques for field rangers 30
Introduction to environmental   science –          Introduction to Global Environmental systems-          fundamentals of Ecology-          human impacts on the Environment 20
Introduction to albertine rift biodiversity –          Introduction to plant diversity, invertebrates, amphibians and Reptiles-          ichthyology and fisheries-          birds-          mammals 20
Introduction to nature conservation –          Biodiversity Conservation-          introduction   to protected area management-          introduction to research methods 20
Survey and environmental spatial analysis –          Wildlife survey-          introduction to GIS-          Ranger based Monitoring of illegal activities 20
Introduction to wildlife biology –          Population   ecology-          Introduction to animal Behavior-          Wildlife Diseases-          wildlife feeding patterns 20
Wildlife management and bio-analysis –          Wildlife Management Techniques,-          Habitat Management-          introduction to statistics for field conservationists 20
Principles of environmental management and planning –          Introduction to water shed management-          Environmental Impact Assessment-          Waste Management-          Climate change and Disaster preparedness 20
Principles of enterprise development –          Introduction to socio-economic concepts of development.-          Introduction to Tourism Development-          Wildlife Economics and entrepreneurship 20
Principles of sustainable development and community conservation –          Project management and evaluation-          Community Conservation and Development-          Conflict management-          Participatory natural resources management 20
Wildlife law and policy and park planning –          Environmental Law and Policy-          Park Planning-          Wildlife compliance 20
Management and leadership –          Management and Administration-          Introduction to financial accounting-          Leadership and professional ethics-          Infrastructure and material management 20

Note: Each credit unit is 10hours of teaching and practice

 DIPLOMA IN WILDLIFE TOURISM

 

MODULE COURSE UNITS CREDIT UNITS
English language –          basic English grammar-          vocabulary for common-          conversations-          writing/composition-          speech/debate 10
French language –          basic French grammar-          vocabulary for common conversations-          writing/composition-          speech/debate 10
Introduction to communication skills and ICT –          introduction to computer-          introduction to operating systems-          word processing-          MS word, ppt, internet, basic-          communication biodiversity hotspot,-          Explain terrestrial and aquatic diversity in the Albertine rift-          Develop a check list of the key animal and plant species of the Albertine Rift skills and principles 20
Tourism and sustainable Development –          describe tourism concepts-          describe sustainable tourism-          describe community based tourism 15
Wilderness and safety –          Describe wilderness navigation and survival techniques-          Conduct and undertake first aid 10
Albertine rift biodiversity assessment –          Describe Albertine Rift region as a 15
Wildlife ecology –          Describe community and ecosystem ecology-          Describe species and population ecology 10
Animal behavior –          Interpret wildlife behaviour-          Explain wildlife social systems, reproduction, and territoriality behaviour-          Describe animal feeding, communication, and predation 10
Tour guiding and interpretation –          Describe principles of interpretation-          Conduct a guided tour-          Interpret Biological, cultural, Physical and historical resources 10
Customer relationship management –          Identify and describe CRM operational aspects-          Demonstrate ability to establish collaborative methods of CRM-          Develop analytical aspects of CRM 10
Tourism entrepreneurship –          Describe the nature of Entrepreneurship-          Examine different business Environments-          Describe Pathways to entrepreneurial ventures-          Write a Business Plan-          Evaluate Financial support(sources): issues and approaches-          “Close” the entrepreneurial window-          Monitor and Evaluate Business Growth 15
Tourism policy and planning –          Develop the tourism cycle and tourism policy formulation-          Describe principles of tourism planning 15
Tourism operations and management –          Explain the tour operations business-          Describe the Touristic circuits/zones and attraction-          Tour planning-          Administer Reservations and registrations-          Manage Office procedures and administration-          Understand the tourism distribution channels 15
Tourism infrastructure management/maintenance –          Soil erosion-          Boundaries in protected areas-          Electricity and water supply network-          Planning and maintenance of camp sites 1. Types of infrastructure and facilities needed in a protected area-          Depreciation or destruction of infrastructure in protected areas-          Roads and trails planning and maintenance 15
Safari Driving and Equipment   handling –          Conduct safari drive in tour guiding-          Handle safari equipment 10

 

 

DIPLOMA IN FOREST RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

MODULE COURSE UNIT CREDIT UNITS
Information Technology and Communication –          ICT skills-          Communication Skills-          English language skills 15
Basic sciences in Forestry –          Basic Physics-          Forest Biology-          Basics of Chemistry:-          Introduction to Soil Science 20
Principles of Forestry and Rural development –          Introduction to Forestry and Agro-forestry-          Introduction to Rural Development-          Rural Sociology and Forestry Extension 20
Basics of Environmental Sciences and Nature conservation –          Introduction to Climatology and Climate change-          Biodiversity Conservation-          Protected Areas and Rangeland Management 15
Forest Ecology –          Introduction to General Ecology-          Forest Ecosystems and Ecological Restoration.-          Forest Soil Management 20
Silviculture –          Tree seeds, Nursery management and Propagation Methods-          Silvicultural treatments and Dendrology of major species in Rwanda-          Tree Genetics and Improvement 20
Forest mensuration –          Forest Measurement-          Tree and Stand Growth/Yield Estimation-          Forest Inventory-          GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Inventory 20
Forest Management and Development –          Forest management planning-          Forest Protection-          Forest development 20
Forest Engineering, Harvesting and Safety –          Forest roads construction and maintenance-          Land survey and mapping-          Logging and Ergonomics-          Forest safety 15
Wood Properties and Utilization –          Basic properties of wood-          Sawmilling and timber seasoning-          Wood based materials 20
Forest Resources Economics and Entrepreneurship –          Introduction to Forest economics-          Fundamentals of Accounting-          Entrepreneurship-          Emerging global issues 10
Research methods and statistics –          Introduction to research methodology-          Elementary (forest)Biometry-          Research report writing 35

 LIST OF SHORTCOURSES

  1. Tour guiding and interpretation for different tourism attractions
  2. First aid
  3. Ultimate team building
  4. Peak performance
  5. Wild fire management
  6. Conservation ecology
  7. Conflicts management resolution
  8. Negotiation skills, Contracting and Revenue sharing
  9. Ecotourism & Wetland Management
  10. Animal behavior
  11. Interpretation of Nature
  12. Conflict Analysis and Management
  13. Community Conservation and Development
  14. Park planning
  15. Trail tour guiding
  16. Ranger based monitoring
  17. Initiation to Community Conservation and Conflict Management
  18. Business entrepreneurship in tourism
  19. Customer care in tourism and hospitality

 

Requirements: knowledge, skills, competence and experience.

 For any person to be hired as a part time trainer at KCCEM, they should preferably have the skills and experience listed below.

 

  1. Knowledge

 

Essential: A strong knowledge of the nature conservation, environmental management, Forestry management and ecotourism subject area combined with a broad subject background enabling contributions to teaching programs

 

Skills:

 

Essential:

 Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  1. Proven record of ability to conduct high quality research which is reflected in the authorship of publications, or other research outputs, in conservation or environmental science and related areas.

 

Desirable:

 Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines;

  1. Evidence of ability to teach and to supervise academic work to mid-level professionals/ Diploma students
  2. Sufficient competences in the appropriate subject applied for

 

Qualifications

 Essential:

  • Master’s degree in the relevant subject, or 1st class bachelor’s degree in the same
  • At least two years’ experience in Tourism Industry, natural resources/biodiversity conservation and management or academic teaching
  • Research in Tourism, Ecotourism, and Environment, Natural Sciences or related discipline;
  • Adequate practical experience in the Departments’ field of activity (Tourism related discipline / environmental management);
  • Assessment of student work;
  • Curriculum design;
  • Engagement with scholarly/professional community;
  • Experience in competence based or vocational training

 

Desirable:

  • Membership of a relevant professional organization.

Personal Qualities

Essential:

  • Commitment to academic research;
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Commitment to public communication


APPLICATION DETAILS

 In order to apply for the position of associate trainer, please send cover letter specifying your areas of interest, your highest academic transcript (s) in one pdf document and your CV to the Director of academic programs, KCCEM, P.O Box 330 Huye Rwanda or you can send email to   clairedush@yahoo.fr and copy to richard.nasasira@gmail.com and info@kccem.ac.rw

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further details and discussion.

 

Closing Date: Friday 18th September 2015, 5PM (Rwandan time)

 

Richard Nasasira

Principal –KCCEM

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