Marketer – eLearning, Instructional Designer – eLearning at Octopus ICT Solutions Ltd

On Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Marketer – eLearning Solutions

Octopus ICT Solutions and 3i, Institute of ICT Integration have partnered to provide innovative and cutting edge eLearning solutions to clients in Kenya and in the East African region.

We offer eLearning consultancy services and solutions to several corporate and government institutions in the country.

We have an exciting opportunity for a marketer, an outgoing and entrepreneurial individual, to help manage and shape our emerging eLearning solutions.

This position is hands-on and NOT an administrative management position. As a marketer, you will be responsible for many duties as we roll out new solutions and continue to grow our eLearning portfolio.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Product Champion: Serving as a spokesperson for the product offering; contributing to the overall vision and direction of the solutions; providing product demonstrations and presentations to various customers and prospects.
  • Sales Target: Setting clear achievable sales targets, objectives and developing practical plans to achieve those targets.
  • Generating Leads: Generating leads and acquiring and retaining customers.
  • Building Relationships: Meeting with new and existing customers and partners; identifying new opportunities and pursuing partnerships.
  • Market Research: Gathering feedback and ideas from the user community; investigating competitive products and determining their strengths, weaknesses, and tactics.
  • Business Development: Working with management to further define and differentiate the product, based upon research and user feedback; Helping management to develop product positioning; Working to develop a marketing strategy.
  • Marketing: Helping develop and implement product launch strategy; Working with management to develop an online presence; Identifying and organizing trade shows and conference opportunities.
  • Technology Collaboration: Working with design, production and management teams to develop new product features based on customer feedback and market research.
Requirements for this position include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and/or Communications.
  • Experience with eLearning solutions is an added advantage.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills.
  • Strong IT and reporting skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously with broad direction.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet changing deadlines.
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision.
  • Experience with online marketing tools – social media, SEO is a plus.
  • Previous market research experience.

If you are interested in this dynamic and challenging opportunity, please respond with your CV, COVER LETTER and 3 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES to [email protected] on or before 25th September 2013.

NB: Kindly do not send us academic certificates at this stage.

Respond with “Marketer eLearning” as the subject of your email. 
Applications with certificates will be ignored.

eLearning Instructional Designer
OIS seeks energetic, 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.

Type of Employment: Full time.  

There will be a 1 month probation period for successful applicants.
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. Use templates in developing instructional materials.
  5. Visualize.
  6. Have knowledge of industry standards, such as AICC, SCORM.
  • Multi-faceted production experience in a distance education, or training environment, including experience in designing and developing courses using HTML, Flash, Articulate and Adobe eLearning Suite.
  • 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.

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.

For consideration, please forward a detailed CV and cover letter with the words “Instructional Designer eLearning” on the email subject line to [email protected]

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