Education Officer (Quality Assurance)

Assist the India Design Council with the operation and management of the Design Education Quality Mark, to make significant contributions to the development, monitoring, review, management and implementation of our Higher Education Review Framework and procedures and associated administrative systems.

The DEQM entails monitoring, inspection, evaluation and reporting on the process of teaching and learning, on the development and the implementation of the curriculum, syllabi, pedagogy, resources, the necessary modes of assessment and on the administration, the assurance and auditing of quality and standards in design education institutions.

Education Officer under the direction of superiors shall generally have the powers and responsibilities for the fulfillment of the functions of the DEQM. The qualities being sought for in this post are those of a capable educator, with vision, knowledge, competencies and drive to improve the Indian Design education system within the context of the DEQM.

Education/Training

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree program.

Education

A minimum bachelor's degree. Preferably a suitable Masters qualification. The candidate must show progressively responsible experience of about 3 years.

Experience

  • Previous relevant experience in higher education administration.
  • Experience of servicing committees and managing committee business.
  • Experience of report writing and data analysis.
  • Understanding of current policies in higher education, particularly in relation to quality assurance.
  • Specific experience of quality assurance administration in higher or further education.
  • Experience of training others in Quality Assurance, e.g. running workshops and writing materials and guidelines.

Knowledge / Skills

  • Advanced IT skills, including MS Office applications.
  • Ability to communicate logically, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain positive, effective working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Team working.
  • Ability to analyse issues and offer informed and reliable professional advice.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage a complex and varied workload, prioritise personal work schedules and work with minimum supervision • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to organise and manipulate a wide range and complexity of qualitative and quantitative material and produce reports and briefings to deadlines

Personal Qualities / Disposition

  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential issues.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgement in decision making.
  • A positive approach to staff development.
  • Flexible, positive and creative attitude to change.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of staff and inspire confidence.
  • Ability to demonstrate an intelligent approach to higher level problem solving.
  • Sensitivity towards the current issues and pressures facing students and academic, management and administrative staff in higher education