The Sr. Instructional Designer works with the Team Leader, and a multidisciplinary production team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and subject matter experts to design, develop, review, and test eLearning products that will be delivered via the web site or Jhpiego's LMS. The Sr. Instructional Designer also works with other GLO, HQ and field program and technical leaders to integrate state of the art ID methodologies and strategies into global and country programs, provides technical assistance, and maintains the quality of integrity of instructional design deliverables by acting as a resource and advisor to country teams and global activities.
Specific ID technical areas targeted include, but are not limited to:
Developing high quality learning materials, including traditional, digital/eLearning and blended learning solutions
Developing and refining team-related processes systems, processes, and tools
Ensuring excellent communication with GPO, TLO, GECO, NPD and Innovations
Supporting ID capacity development in the sub-unit and across the organization
Coordinate the development of instructional materials that are functional, informative, and consistent with sound instructional design principles and practices.
Develop instructional materials that are functional, performance-focused, and reflect sound instructional design principles and practices.
Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of programs, courses, and training products.
Plan, develop and lead staff workshops and other activities in areas of instructional design and the use of specific instructional technology tools.
Research and evaluate new and emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and approaches and policies for potential application to instructional opportunities.
Provide ID-related technical and programmatic inputs to new proposals and participate in final review of technical and programmatic portions of proposals as needed
Provide technical assistance to country program offices on development and implementation of ID projects
Develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with colleagues, counterparts, and donors worldwide
Promote and support team's knowledge management and sharing efforts, including uploading documents onto Jhpiego knowledge management sites (e.g., team sites, MyJhpiego) and external sites and partners (e.g., CDIE, RH Gateway, World Bank's Development Gateway, etc.)
Advanced degree in instructional design or instructional/educational technology
7 years' progressively responsible instructional design experience, particularly in eLearning or use of technology supported course design and development, staff training, or program/course assessment/evaluation, preferably in public health
Self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented team player who is capable of participating in collaborative instructional development processes and activities, is able to work independently, and has strong intellectual and analytical skills
Extensive knowledge of and experience applying current and emerging instructional technologies
Proven ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures and software programs
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Experience with training and staff development
Ability to interpret client needs
Commitment to customer service
Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
Effective negotiation and diplomacy skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries
Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
10 years of progressively responsible instructional design experience, particularly in eLearning or use of technology supported course design and development, staff training, or program/course assessment/evaluation, preferably in public health
Experience with eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate Storylineand/or Camtasia a huge plus
Strong sense of visual design and creativity
eLearning storyboarding experience
Ability to write audio scripts
Experience creating job and reference aids
Fluency in a second language (French or Portuguese)
Experience working with international and U.S. donor agencies and private sector foundations
Work samples/portfolio including writing sample will be required prior to or at time of interview.
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