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Octopus ICT Instructional Designer Job in Kenya



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 27, 2014

Instructional Designer 

Octopus ICT Solutions Ltd (OIS) is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) company.

It is duly registered as a limited liability company in Kenya and licensed by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) as an Applications Services Provider (ASP) mandated to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to corporate, residential and individual consumers.

OIS seeks energetic and creative individuals with an interest in e-learning and instructional design to support the e-Learning department. OIS offers a dynamic, creative, and progressive work environment.


Required skill sets:

  • Bachelor’s degree Education, Instructional Design, Communications, IT or related field. A solid understanding of Web technologies is preferred.
  • Have good knowledge of Instructional Design and Storyboarding. This includes ability to:
  1. Research, analyze, design, develop and customize instructional materials.
  2. Work with different types of input material to create instructional content.
  3. Apply various Instructional strategies, models and theories to content.
  4. Design & use templates in developing instructional materials.
  5. Transform raw content into appealing visual/graphical format.
  6. Have knowledge of industry standards, such as AICC, SCORM.
  • Multi-faceted production experience in a distance education, or training environment, including proven experience in designing and developing courses using HTML5/ HTML, Flash, Articulate, Adobe eLearning Suite and/or any other platform.
  • Familiarity with multiple Learning Management Systems (LMS), particularly Moodle & eFront.
  • Demonstrated experience working with subject matter experts and adult learners to develop content.
  • Be able to work with Account Managers and/or Marketing team to analyze project requirement with the clients and suggest solutions.
  • Be proficient with MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrate effective spoken and written English and excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Provide instructional design feedback on online modules which are being developed by vendors or volunteers in order to create compelling online learning experiences (this entails using adult learning techniques).
  • Monitor courses currently available through OIS’s online platform to collect feedback and refine material and approaches if necessary.
  • Applicants with advanced knowledge of HTML5/HTML/CSS/PHP will have an added advantage.
  • Ability to write, edit and proofread own work.
  • Keep current with instructional technology through self-motivated and self-directed professional development.
The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently within a team-based, fast-paced atmosphere with high standards for quality, accuracy, and innovation.
This candidate should also possess strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously with great efficiency and attention to detail.

To apply, send a detailed CV and cover letter with the words “Instructional Designer” on the email subject line to [email protected]

DO NOT send us your certificates at this stage – applications with certificates will be ignored.
Your application must reach us not later than 4pm on Friday 7th March 2014.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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