Position Description

Instructional Designer/Remote Learning Consultant
Location Open
Department Data For Health
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Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work.

Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment is to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.

Terms of Reference

Title:Instructional Designer/Remote Learning Consultant
Contract Type: Full-Time Consultancy Contract
Duration: Six Months Start Date: July 1, 2020
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Vital Strategies Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization. Our programs strengthen public health systems and address the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in 73 countries, supporting data-driven decision making in government, advancing evidence-based public health policies and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Vital Strategies’ priorities are driven by the greatest potential to improve and save lives. They include non-communicable disease prevention, cardiovascular health promotion, tobacco control, road safety, obesity prevention, epidemic prevention, overdose prevention, environmental health, vital statistics systems building and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment research. Our programs are primarily concentrated in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America, Asiaand the Pacific; the Overdose Prevention Program is our first initiative in the U.S. Please visit our website at www.vitalstrategies.org to find out more about our work. Vital Strategies offers highly competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Vital welcomes and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. As such, our commitment isto promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment.

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Program (CRVS)

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative aims to enhance public health data collection and use in low- and middle-income countries. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that a billion more people live in countries where data are used to steer public policy and program decisions. Under the Initiative, Vital Strategies, in partnership with other global public health organizations, is implementing a multi-year program to improve civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) in numerous countries and municipalities in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific. The Program involves interventions designed to improve the registration of births and deaths; improve the availability and quality of cause of death information for both facility- and home-based events; and improve the timeliness of available vital statistics information and reports.

The Consultancy

Overview: The CRVS Team is seeking an experienced Instructional Designer/Remote Learning Consultant that will utilize instructional design processes and adult learning theories to develop remote webinars, workshops, and an e-learning course for virtual training.

Location and Duration: This is 6‐month, full‐time, remote consultancy engagement with an anticipated start date of early July and possibility of renewal depending on program need and funding availability.

Deliverables

• Directly own, design, develop and manage up to three high-priority learning projects (e.g. development of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning courses; webinars; participatory workshops, etc.) in partnership with designated Technical Advisors as Subject Matter Experts

• Build capacity of the CRVS Technical staff to evaluate different remote learning modalities (e.g. e-learning course; webinar; community of practice; etc.) and the suitability of each to intended audiences and learning objectives

• Assist and advise CRVS Technical staff to develop TORs and identify firms and other remote learning consultants to assist in implementation of recommended remote learning activities

Core Responsibilities:

• Review and comment on learning materials

• Lead planning of, develop interactive and participatory exercises and activities for, and provide remote facilitation of annual global CRVS team meeting using Zoom Meetings or Zoom Webinar platform

Consultant background must:

• Have demonstrated experience and success with developing and facilitating remote learning courses, webinars, and remote workshops for global health audiences (donors, governments in low-resource settings, and international NGOs)

• Can transform technical content into informative, engaging and memorable learning experiences via different modalities including synchronous and asynchronous e-Learning, videos, and job aids

• Have experience with a range of e‐learning technologies and remote facilitation tools

• Can use digital project management tools (e.g. Smartsheet) • Skilled at training and coaching colleagues, as well as people and teams in low‐resource settings

• Are exceptional at and enjoy facilitating institutional change • Possess strong oral and written communication skills

• Can build trust and collaborate with people across cultures and sectors

• Feel energized about overcoming complex and ambiguous circumstances; can effectively adapt and improvise under pressure

• Can skillfully use Microsoft Office Suite to generate briefs and training materials

• Have a certification or university degree in Instructional Design and/or eLearning Preferred characteristics that would make your application stand out:

• Sufficient fluency in French or Spanish to host a webinar

• Have CPLP, CPT or other training certification • Are knowledgeable about and have experience with facilitating participatory methods e.g., design sprints, human‐centered design

Preferred characteristics that would make your application stand out:

• Sufficient fluency in French or Spanish to host a webinar

• Have CPLP, CPT or other training certification

• Are knowledgeable about and have experience with facilitating participatory methods e.g., design sprints, human‐centered design

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter and samples of your design work you would like to include through the Vital Strategies Career Center.

Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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