Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Satellite Centre Coordinator

  • Full time
  • 10 months ago
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Luanar) started offering some of its programmes through the open and distance learning (ODL)  mode. This is a response to increased demand for higher education in Malawi which aligns with one of the University’s strategic objective s of widening access to its programmes. In line with this, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of ODL Centre Coordinator for Lilongwe Centre

Job tittle: Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Satellite Centre Coordinator

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Managing program calendars and operations of the centre in liaison with the university’s ODL coordinator and the SHEAMA ODL Coordinator
  • Tracking students in strengthening higher education access in Malawi activity (SHEAMA) supporting system
  • Ensuring security, safety, and good order of the odl centre facilities
  • Compiling and submitting reports on all centre related activities
  • Providing counseling, success coaching and mentorship to ODL students
  • Providing ICT support to students at the centre
  • Linking with industry partners through regional education and employment advisory boards (REEABS) and district education and Advisory Boards (DEEABS)
  • Collecting students enrollment data
  • Collecting scholarship related data
  • Participating in other SHEAMA -related and complementary university related activities


  • The candidate shall posses, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 year’s experiencein education.
  • Experience in open and distance education is an added advantage

Some details about the position

The centre coordinator shall be placed at the ODL satellite centre to be set up at Ulongwe CDSS Satellite centre in Balaka, with support from the united states agency for international Development (USAID) coordinated by Arizona state university (ASU). However, several weeks of orientation shall take place at one of LUANAR’s existing ODL Satellite Centres or at LUANAR’S ODL directorate before deployment

The ODL satellite centre shall report to the ODL coordinator of the LUANAR and the SHEAMA program

Applications accompanied  by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, undergraduate and postgraduate academic transcripts, copies of academic and other relevant certificates and names of and contacts of three traceable referees (both academic and professional) should be addressed to :

University Registrar

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

P.O. Box 219,Lilongwe

Or/and sent by email to [email protected]

To reach him not later than 31st July 2020


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