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Terms of Reference - Consultant: Online Learning and e-Curriculum Design

United States, D.C., Washington
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (Show on map)
May 10, 2024

Terms of Reference - Consultant: Online Learning and e-Curriculum

Company Overview:

About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people's lives.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com

Safeguarding - We define Safeguarding as "the preventative action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm". We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

Project Overview and Role:

Palladium, the Data Informatics and Analytical Solutions (DIAS) Practice aims
to improve health and other development investments and outcomes by
strengthening information and governance systems and local capacity and
ownership to use quality data in real time for positive impact. To do this,
DIAS takes a systems approach that combines its expertise in M&E and
research; effective data use; information and communication technology (ICT);
and data governance to help governments and development partners throughout the
world to design, implement, and evaluate service delivery and performance
monitoring systems at all levels of the health, education, and agriculture

Practice is currently seeking a consultant to support the development of online
learning materials and curricula on an as-needed basis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Palladium is seeking a consultant to support the drafting of online
learning materials and designing online curriculums. The position will be on an
as-needed basis and is fully remote. The consultant(s) will perform the responsibilities
listed below with oversight and direction from the US-based DIAS team. Responsibilities
will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Design curricula, storyboards, and/or other learning tools, using creative, adult-learning and evidence-based approaches
  • Work with subject-matter experts to define learning objectives, identify competencies, select content, and create evaluation measures
  • Develop dynamic, experiential learning session designs for virtual training including blended learning architectures, macro designs/outlines based on client content, micro designs or facilitator and participant guides, and trainer scripts and slides
  • Develop scripts for e-learning, LMS platform-based modules, and instructional videos/animations, and work with an animator in designing the accompanying visual imagery

    Required Qualifications:
  • Extensive experience in designing and facilitating interactive learning experiences and designing curricula based on experiential, adult-centered learning, using blended learning and innovative technologies
  • Experience in instructional design with a focus on blended learning for in-person and virtual learning
  • Knowledge of learning principles including adult learning, learning styles theory, participatory methods, instructional design, appreciative inquiry, whole systems thinking, and related topics
  • Experience in designing and delivering learning activities for U.S. government and/or UN agencies
  • Experience in designing storyboards for e-learning, LMS platforms, videos, and animations, particularly for Articulate Storyline, Rise, and Adobe Connect
  • Experience developing materials for varied audiences preferred, including implementing partners and government staff in lower-resource settings
  • Experience working on global health and development projects preferred
  • Experience developing e-Learning materials in different languages (French or Spanish) preferred
  • Undergraduate or advanced university degree in a relevant field
  • High-level fluency in written and spoken English

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse stakeholders (written and oral)
  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven with strong organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a limited timeframe
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in team settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a fast-moving and multicultural team
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