Consultant - NNPHL Virtual Workshop

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Job Description

Country: Washington, DC Department: Humanitarian Response Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

The National NGO Humanitarian Program on Humanitarian Leadership (NNPHL) is a rigorous, innovative blended learning leadership training program designed to train the next generation of humanitarian professionals. The program aims to strengthen the leadership capacity of national and local humanitarians. Funded by the US Agency for International Development, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, the project is being implemented through a consortium that brings together a combination of operational and technical expertise, spearheaded by Concern Worldwide US in collaboration with International Medical Corps and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

The NNPHL partners work together to ensure that quality leadership development opportunities are available for a wide range of humanitarians, with particular emphasis on national level staff working at national NGOs and a limited number of INGOs, gender balance and regional representation. Since 2016, the program has grown in scope and depth by building on lessons learned and successes of the NNPHL program, ultimately creating a rigorous leadership program for mid-level, national staff and reaching more than 3,650 learners throughout the world, including both blended learning participants and online learners. NNPHL’s goal is for participants to have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on leadership responsibilities within a variety of humanitarian organizations, thereby improving the delivery of services to those in need of humanitarian assistance. To learn more please visit: www.concernusa.org/NNPHL.

Traditionally, the NNPHL intensive leadership workshop is part of a five-month blended learning program. However, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, NNPHL is not able to host the workshop in person and hopes to adapt the week-long, in-person workshop into a synchronous, online model. The workshops are five days and take place in locations close to humanitarian response hubs. The methodology of the workshops is highly participatory with a variety of learning techniques utilized including a simulation, group table top work, role play and lecture. In addition to NNPHL’s current learning objectives [the program explores a range of leadership characteristics, but focuses on three leadership characteristics critical for humanitarian professionals: self-awareness, the ability to motivate and influence others, and the capacity to exercise critical judgment], the partners would like to incorporate an additional learning objective: exploring how to manage and lead during a pandemic. The participants for this workshop are 30-35 humanitarians working throughout Asia (e.g., Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, Pakistan, and other countries).

Job Purpose

International Medical Corps is looking for a skilled training professional who can adapt curriculum and support the NNPHL team and faculty with the implementation of virtual training workshops for humanitarians who aspire to build their leadership skills.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Scope of the Assignment

The Consultant will be responsible for:

  • Consulting with NNPHL team and faculty to adapt and design curriculum, including training for the NNPHL team and faculty on developing interactive sessions on Zoom and utilizing relevant apps to enhance remote learning.
  • Based on best practices, evaluate current course learning objectives and suggest modifications for an online format, where needed.
  • Developing a virtual training framework with particular focus on participant engagement.
    • This training should utilize best practice regarding virtual training and include participatory aspects: breakout sessions, pre-work, etc.
    • The exact timing/length of this training is open to discussion but provisionally the design is for 3 to 4 hours a day for five consecutive days.
  • Supporting the instructors in their shift from in-person to online learning sets through a range of trainings (e.g. some instructors may need one-on-one consultation and assistance; group training session with all the instructors; etc.).
  • Supporting the training in September 2020.
  • Collaborating with the NNPHL team to adapt the monitoring framework to assess training experience and learning outcomes.
  • Following completion of workshop series, in consultation with select participants and other relevant stakeholders, develop materials related to COVID-19 including:
  • Write 2 case studies on the COVID-19 response in country through a humanitarian leadership lens.
  • Any additional documentation and thought leadership ideas that arises.

Consultancy completion report.

Deliverables Description

  • Consulting with NNPHL team and faculty to adapt and design curriculum, including training for the NNPHL team and faculty on developing interactive sessions on Zoom and utilizing relevant apps to enhance remote learning (by August 31, 2020)
  • Developing a virtual training framework with particular focus on participant engagement (by August 17, 2020)
  • Supporting the instructors in their shift from in-person to online learning sets through a range of trainings (by September 1, 2020)
  • Co-facilitate virtual NNPHL workshop (September 7-11, 2020)
  • Collaborating with the NNPHL team to adapt the monitoring framework to assess training experience and learning outcomes (by August 30, 2020)
  • Develop materials related to COVID-19 including:
    • Write 2 case studies on the COVID-19 response in country through a humanitarian leadership lens.
    • Any additional documentation and thought leadership ideas that arises. (by October 16, 2020)
  • Complete consultancy report (by October 30, 2020)

Implementation of the Assignment Deliverables
The deliverables will be implemented by the consultant, as per the list, format, and the due dates outlined above.

Code of Conduct

All Consultants are required to adhered to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report to International Medical Corps.

Qualifications:
  • Education with years of experience as subject matter expert preferred

Experience

  • Be a professional with first-hand expertise in facilitating adult learning activities, including virtually.
  • Have experience with the development of training materials, including virtual training development.
  • Have experience working with instructors to design engaging and interactive learning sets.

    Competency

  • Be comfortable with managing and guiding group discussions and interactive activities.
  • Have knowledge of the leadership theories, humanitarian leadership, and humanitarian coordination.
  • Have an excellent understanding of development and humanitarian issues.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion and cultural competency.

Languages

  • English

Equal Opportunity

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal consultancy opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

About the Organization

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

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