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Independent Contractor – Module Developer for the Bachelor Child and Youth Care Degree – BCYC/DEV/05/2020

Reference: BCYC/DEV/05/2020
Applications accepted until: 30 May 2020
Campus/Business Unit: IIE MSA Ruimsig
Direct Reporting Line: Head of School of Social Sciences
Duration: Once-Off

IIE MSA, formerly known as Monash South Africa, was founded in 2001 by Monash University. Since April 2019 we are part of The Independent Institution of Education (The IIE), a leader in the higher education sphere. The IIE is internationally recognised by the British Accreditation Council. IIE MSA, located on a 100-hectare campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng.

The Opportunity

IIE MSA is seeking outstanding appointees in the field of Child and Youth Care to strengthen the curriculum through their exceptional module development expertise in the School of Social Sciences. The IIE Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC) programme prides itself on excellence in teaching, professional training and research. The Department is recognized for being one of two institutions in South Africa that is offering a degree in Child and Youth Care aligned to the standards of the South African Council for Social Services Professions and the Department of Higher Education. The BCYC degree offers a rich variety of specialized modules and practical field training.

Job specification

In order to further the scope of our degree, we are seeking to appoint developers with the necessary qualifications and experience in Child and Youth Care curriculum development.

The incumbent will be expected to:

  • Develop the curriculum framework (module template & learning units);
  • Develop the required formative and summative assessments;
  • Develop the module outline / guide; and
  • Develop the content on the learning management system (Moodle/Blackboard)

Minimum requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Child and Youth Care, Education or equivalent qualification.


  • Ability to develop curriculum on NQF level 7 in at least one of the following areas:
    1. Treatment of vulnerable children, i.e. childhood victims of abuse, domestic violence, working through the grief cycle, support to child-headed households, youth-at-risk & children from migrant families.
    2. Meeting needs of vulnerable children, i.e. children with disabilities, policies and best practices for inclusive & accessible services & early childhood development.
    3. Quantitative research designs and basic statistical analyses.
    4. Qualitative research designs and mixed methodology approaches to research.
  • Ability to develop material online will be advantageous. Orientation on a virtual learning platform will be provided.


Candidates do not need to be close to campus but would need to have the flexibility to obtain the required literature sources.

Interested persons are invited to submit a covering letter together with their detailed CV responding to the selection criteria with details of three referees, to

Please remember to quote the reference number. Enquiries in relation to this advertisement should be addressed to, Mr. Grant Phakade at (011) 950 4040, email:

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