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Systems Administrator (E-Learning)

November 24, 2017    [Closed]

The E-learning Systems Administrator shall be responsible for designing, deploying and providing learning management systems and platforms for the university and aid university faculty and students in utilizing modern learning and teaching technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Among others, the E-learning Systems Administrator will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Work with the university’s software engineering team to identify, analyse and specify learning and teaching systems requirements
  2. Design, deploy and provide learning management systems for the university academic programmes and courses
  3. Aid university faculty in digitizing and deploying teaching content
  4. Train staff and students in utilizing the latest e-learning technologies, online learning resources and tools
  5. Create multimedia learning material for academic programme modules and courses
  6. Identify and monitor key indicators that demonstrate effective use of e-learning technologies

Qualifications, Attributes and Experience

Interested candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Education Technology, or any IT related field from a recognised university
  • At least three (3) years post-qualification experience in administering e-learning systems or similar work
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Linux-based web, FTP, DNS administration
  • Working knowledge of learning management systems such as Moodle, Blackboard or Canvas
  • Knowledge of e-learning standards, such as SCORM
  • Practical knowledge of massive open online courses (MOOCs) platforms
  • Excellent communication, organization, analytical and problem solving skills
  • A highly motivated and resourceful individual, able to continuously learn, work with others in a team and accommodate dissenting views
  • Knowledge of server virtualization technologies and e-learning multimedia authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate will be added advantages



Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and attributes should submit their applications, together with detailed curricula vitae not later than 24th November, 2017. The curriculum vitae must include the following: the candidate’s names in full; date of birth; academic qualifications; work experience; and names and e-mail addresses of three traceable referees. Applications must be submitted to:

University Registrar

Malawi University of Science and Technology

P O Box 5196


Applications can also be sent electronically to vacancy@must.ac.mw