Chemonics seeks a curriculum development specialist for computer skills for the Supporting Moderate Education in Syria program, referred to as the Injaz program. The Injaz Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) and assists children and youth in northeast Syria with limited or no access to education since the start of ISIS occupation in 2013. Recognizing the negative impact that the fighting has had on the educational infrastructure, Injaz supports technical vocational education and training (TVET). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Injaz TVET program has shifted from an in-person to a blended learning approach that combines online and in-person training and has reduced the number of available vocations from twelve to seven, including computer skills training. The recent version of computer skills was designed with a regional/international market in mind with the intention of equipping graduates with skills to become freelance consultants for regional/international employers rather than local employers in the Syrian market. We recently completed market research to determine if the training provided to graduates is providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge that they need to secure gainful employment in their field of choice. Our research presents findings and recommendations based on interviews with graduates and employers of Injaz TVET graduates. We also conducted additional, informal research to understand better which computer skills local employers need. The curriculum development specialist will review the current Injaz TVET curricula and the project’s market research findings and recommendations and revise the curricula accordingly. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Chemonics seeks four consultants for the following curricula development:
1. Basic computer literacy, upgrading our existing content
2. Web design, upgrading our current content
3. Photoshop and video editing, per formal market research findings
4. Computer maintenance, per informal market research
· Review curriculum of 100 pages and 1.5 hours of videos
· Review 8-page market research report
· Draft new curriculum in one of the four subject areas listed above, incorporating findings from formal and informal market research and incorporating relevant modules from existing curriculum; prepare written recommendations on changes to video content
Qualifications of Consultant:
· University degree in computer science
· Experience with curriculum development and/or instruction on basic computer skills, ideally in a private vocational center or higher education institute
· Relevant professional experience in this field
· Requisite education and vocational training experience
· Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
· Native Arabic speaker
Duration of Assignment: 10.25 days
Location of Assignment: remote, work at home with personal laptop
Supervision of Consultant: Injaz Director of Programs, based in Berlin, Germany
Please send an email with your CV attached and “Curriculum Development Specialist for Computer Skills” in the subject line to email@example.com by March 31, 2021. In your application, please indicate only one of the four curricula for which you are applying. No telephone inquiries please. Chemonics will contact finalists.
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