Learning Specialist

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Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 31 August 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 1 August 2018

Job Description

RTI International has an interesting opportunity for Learning Specialist in the ENVISION Program. ENVISION is a USAID cooperative agreement through which RTI supports and expands neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination in specified countries.

About the position

The ENVISION project develops, disseminates, and provides training and technical assistance on the tools and resources necessary for effective NTD program implementation. ENVISION also supports the implementation of several training courses to strengthen the capacity of national NTD programs. The Learning Specialist will provide support to the project capacity building activities, including:

  • Design, develop, pilot and deliver learning programs for targeted audience; delivery methods include instructor led training, e-learning, webinars and individual interventions;
  • Develop curriculum, facilitator and trainee guides, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and training resources based on instructional design principles;
  • Evaluate and document impact and results of learning programs; gather qualitative and quantitative data and feedback from participants; debrief stakeholders and project management;
  • Coordinate technical Webinars including planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Develop job aids from technical content in collaboration with subject-matter experts;
  • Coordinate other capacity strengthening and training deliverables, assists with developing resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals;
  • Support Community of Practice activities led by ENVISION;
  • Maintain NTD Toolbox and update content, and web analytics and report use metrics;
  • Serve as focal point for WHO and its regional offices for capacity strengthening collaboration and advice;
  • Lead design and implementation of the strategy to disseminate and promote the NTD tools and resources globally.
  • Track capacity strengthening activity timelines, deliverables and calendars in accordance with annual workplan;
  • Prepare assigned sections of client reports/deliverables (e.g., monthly progress reports, work plans, semi-annual reports) and other reports and publications;

This position can be based in the DC office or RTP, NC.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors plus 6 years’ similar/related experience; or master’s plus 3 years’ similar/related experience. Preferred education in the areas of Adult learning, e-learning, Knowledge management, training.
  • Expertise in the use of MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience developing and designing Curriculums.
  • Experience with data analytics.
  • Experience using M&E to measure impact for learning.
  • Ability to use GoToWebinar and/or other tools to host large-scale online events.
  • Experience with Moodle and/or other open source learning platform(s).
  • Knowledge of Articulate for eLearning development and course writing, or similar software.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, training and content development.
  • Ability to understand technical topics, synthesize information, and diagram out.
  • Team player;
  • Great communicator: Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, resourceful, proactive, good analytical, and creative skills.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

About the Organization

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

About ENVISION

ENVISION is a USAID cooperative agreement through which RTI supports and expands neglected tropical disease (NTD) control and elimination in specified countries and furthers the development of evidence-based policies and standards globally.

One-sixth of the worldwide population–more than 1 billion people—suffers from one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). These diseases devastate the world’s most vulnerable populations, striking the almost exclusively poor and powerless people in rural areas and urban slums in low-income countries.

Many NTDs cause severe disfigurement and disability, including blindness. NTDs come hand-in-hand with poverty because they thrive where access to clean water and sanitation is limited. These diseases, in turn, contribute to poverty because they can impair intellectual development in children, reduce school enrollment, and stymie economic productivity.

Seven of the most common NTDs are:

  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Trachoma
  • Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Three soil-transmitted helminth infections—hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm.

To learn more about ENVISION’s work, visit: www.ntdenvision.org

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