Job Summary

EDITOR, SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT
UNIT: NATIONAL CENTRE (1 POST)
The Editor Science and Mathematics is expected to develop, in collaboration with Faculty, the learning materials and learning/teaching approaches that support the University’s policy on promoting STEM programmes and applying ODeL as the mode of learning delivery.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

~Correct the grammar.
~Simplify the language and explain the technical terms so that the student can understand the concepts clearly.
~Check on the smooth flow and cohesion of ideas.
~Carry out correct punctuation.
~Introduce variation in the learning/teaching methods and stimuli in line with Open and Distance electronic-Learning ODEL.
~Suggest points where activities should be placed in the units.
~Suggest activities for consideration and insertion into the module by the author and the program coordinator.
~Check on the relevance and use of illustrations.
~Identify suitable juxtaposing of related prose and illustrations.
Facilitate the development of electronic modules/study guides that support individual students to learn via online, multimedia and social.
~Carry out the editorial changes on both the flash disk and the hard copy, so that the module should be ready for printing.
~Present the module according to the Zimbabwe Open University house-style (each unit to have introduction, smart objectives, activities, major and minor sub-headings illustrations, summary and references).
~Check on the coherence between the content, skills and the ~attitudes to be developed.
~Submit the flash disk and the hard copy to the Zimbabwe Open University, Materials Development Unit Manager.
~You are required to carry out these duties in a manner considered relevant by the Zimbabwe Open University.
~Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Materials Development Unit.

Qualifications And Experience

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Chemistry or Biology only;
Possession of a PhD in any of the areas stated above is an added advantage;
Two (2) years relevant post qualification work experience;
Knowledge of distance education would be an added advantage;
Computer literacy a must.

How To Apply
Candidates who do not have the stipulated requirements need not apply.
Interested and qualified persons should submit ten (10) sets each consisting of the application letter, certified educational and professional certificates and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone
numbers and names of at least three (3) referees. All envelopes should clearly indicate the post being applied for. Applications should be received not later than 21 March 2020.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Human Resources, Zimbabwe Open University, P O Box MP 1119, Mount Pleasant, Harare
or
Hand delivered to, 3rd Floor, Corner House, Cnr Samora Machel Avenue and Leopold Takawira Street, Harare