E-learning Courses Content Developer

International Disability Alliance

Position

IDA is seeking an E-learning Courses Content Developper.

  • Position Start Date: September 1, 2022
  • Location: Flexible
  • Gross Monthly Salary: Subject to location and experience
  • Contract duration: One year with possibility for extension
  • Employment: Full time
  • Report to: Director of the Capacity Building Unit
  • Staff under supervision: none

Context

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) – as any other organisation worldwide – was obliged to plan and implement its activities differently. This directly impacted all IDA’s work, including in-person training.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities led IDA members, their members and IDA partners to request IDA to explore opportunities for exchanging, interacting and sharing knowledge over the internet in the form of webinars and even distance facilitation of gatherings in countries where the lockdown norms had been lifted.

While these webinars and online events were useful for communication, they fell short of ensuring full and effective participation as it was difficult for people from different regions to participate due to lack of reliable internet connection, different time zones and language barriers.

In light of the above, in the month of July 2020, IDA launched a call for applications for the purchase of a dedicated Learning Management System which adhered to various requirements including compliance with the WCAG 2.1, WAI standards for the Web and standards AAA and operability with Windows, Mac OS and Linux, usability on mobile phone devices and computers, ability to use in situations of erratic or limited internet coverage, and availability in the languages used by our members.

IDA, through the Capacity Building Unit, will be coordinating the hosting of a variety of courses on the platform related to important aspects of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Agenda 2030. To this end, IDA is seeking an E-learning Courses Content Developer.

Mission

The E-learning Courses Content Developer’s main mission is to produce and publish content related to persons with disabilities, leading instructional designer tasks, including writing, editing, proofreading, and formulating on-line content strategies. The E-learning Courses Content Developer should be comfortable finding creative ways of building powerful, useful and relevant online courses, for people with disabilities, but also for key stakeholders, partners, and people without disabilities but interested in developing the agenda of persons with disabilities.

The E-learning Courses Content Developer will take the following responsibilities:

  • Elaboration of materials – Develop online content on the CRPD, SDGs, and all other issues related to all groups of persons with disabilities, as well as to partners from INGOs, private sectors, UN agencies, among others,
  • Directly work with service providers supporting them to understand which the requested materials are to be produced,
  • Instructors onboarding – Support the Online Platform Manager to onboard and support to create best in-class training materials. The onboarding and guidance of instructors will be done both through direct interactions and training materials,
  • Course material maintenance,
  • Monitor and support students onboarding and progress.

Skill & Qualifications

Required

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and 2+ years of experience in instructional design of online courses, or significant professional experiences of 4 years instead,
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one Learning Management System – both from an administration and end-user perspective,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Other UN languages is an asset,
  • Knowledge of human rights reporting process before the UN system, and of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
  • Experience working in a non-profit organisation,
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and design online training materials and learning content,
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and animate a remote community of instructors and learners,
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp technical concepts and quickly adopt new technologies,
  • Awareness of accessibility requirements across the diversity of persons with disabilities about accessing online materials,
  • Excellent written and/or oral communication skills in English,
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to multi-task,
  • Flexibility and capacity to work with limited supervision,
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team in decentralised locations.
  • Understanding and awareness of IDA safeguarding policies. The candidate should understand the importance of the Safeguarding policy and IDA’s Code of Conduct (available here: https://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/reporting-fraud-abuse). IDA will not tolerate any form of abuse, violence, fraud, corruption, or any breach of the IDA policies.

How to apply

How to apply:

Please ensure you respect the following:

  • Please complete the form in type only, removing the job description part.
  • Only completed application form will be accepted.
  • We kindly ask candidates not to attach a separate CV or motivation letter to the application.
  • Please remember to take the time zone into consideration when submitting your application. Any applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Application process:

  • After receiving your application, a confirmation of receipt will be sent to you via email. Should you not receive a confirmation, please contact the IDA Secretariat by email.
  • Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be informed about the next steps of selection process.
  • Please note that a selection process may last several months. No information will be released during this period.