Job career at Oxford University Press Kiswahili Publisher in Kenya 2013

Exciting Career Opportunity: Publisher – Kiswahili
Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford.
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. CUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya.

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Publisher – Kiswahili.

Summary of the Position
This is a senior position responsible for conceptualizing, planning and management of a strong, market oriented Kiswahili list that achieves market approval and sales to meet the strategic objectives of OUPEA.
The Kiswahili Publisher will provide leadership to a team of highly skilled Editors in growing the Kiswahili list in all levels of education from ECDE to tertiary levels.
Key Responsibilities
The Kiswahili Publisher will provide leadership in developing comprehensive, high quality Kiswahili
educational teaching and learning materials to appropriate markets.
While leading the team in planning and execution of the Kiswahili publishing programme, the Kiswahili Publisher will monitor educational and market trends and steer activities to expand adoptions of all new titles and revise existing ones to suit current trends.
The Kiswahili Publisher will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector and authors; providing guidance during the writing and development of publications that offer innovative solutions to learners and teachers and which will grow a profitable business for OUPEA.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The position requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education with a major in Kiswahili combined with at least four years relevant publishing experience.
The ideal candidate should have at least three years of management experience, budget monitoring and control, and project planning and management.
Teaching or lecturing experience, with a proven track record of consistent high performance, will be an added advantage.
In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the education systems and markets in East Africa.
If you are a results-oriented team leader with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality Kiswahili publishing solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast paced organization, forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to
HR and Administration Manager, 
Oxford University Press EA Ltd, 
The Oxford Place, Elgon Road Upper Hill, 
P.O Box 72532-00200 
Nairobi
 
or email to: recruit.ke@oup.com
 
Applications should be received on or before 25th October 2013



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