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Kenya: ILRI vacancy: Instructional Design Specialist – (Re-advertisement) (closing date: 16 September 2017)

Organization: International Livestock Research Institute
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Sep 2017

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit an Instructional Design Specialist to enhance ILRI’s contribution to the capacity development and learning aspects of several of its projects and CGIAR Research Programs (CRP).

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org

The Position:

The assignment involves working closely with ILRI’s Head of Capacity Development, research leaders and our research-for-development partners to promote “better lives through livestock” through a range of capacity development / instructional design activities, including:

  • Contribute to ILRI’s mission and livestock agenda by creating blended learning courses based on Adult Learning Theory and sound Instructional design principles and practices.
  • Review and refine training materials, prepare lesson plans, and produce online/e-learning modules and m-learning content.
  • Create Outlines, Storyboards, Scripts, Job Aids, Activities, Assessments, and other deliverables for a variety of broad range of learning needs.
  • Define technology requirements and process standards for training activities.
  • Contribute to ongoing research on various aspects of instructional design and their application to ILRI’s mandate.
  • Converting research outputs and tools into training media and a strategy to ensure effective dissemination and uptake among our research team and target beneficiaries


  • Develop blended-learning programs and training materials based on proven adult learning techniques (including ADDIE, Rapid Course Development, and Adult Learning Theory), using appropriate design, content and technologies adapted to the context of actors in developing countries.
  • Help disseminate learning insights gained, as well as tools and methodologies across CRPs and ILRI’s activities.
  • Support the program researchers in conceptualizing and developing capacity development activities.
  • Work with program scientists to develop and apply tools and methods for an ongoing assessment of program capacity development needs, as well as the impact of capacity development interventions on the overall program objectives.
  • Ability and willingness to manage instructional design consultants as needed to expand ability to deliver based on project needs.
  • Any other related task as assigned by the Head of Capacity Development.


  • An Advanced degree in Education, Communication, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields with 5 years relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communication, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related fields with 10 years relevant experience
  • Exposure in the disciplinary area, e.g., instructional design / learning systems / education & training / social science – with experience working in developing countries. Of these, at least three years in one or more of the following areas: (1) online instructional design experience; (2) technical writing experience; (3) working with an LMS
  • Full proficiency in Articulate Storyline, or Adobe Captivate.
  • High level understanding of AICC and SCORM / Tin Can standards, and experience preparing content for LMSs
  • A proven skill-set in the development of learning courses, dissemination of learning products, training and technical assistance materials, needs assessments, and other capacity development products
  • Experience with Adult Learning, Engagement skills, Curriculum Development Competence and e-learning
  • At least a basic familiarity with other relevant software such as HTML5, MS SharePoint, and Java Script Flash/Action Script as well as graphical design tools, such as Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, and/or agricultural systems in developing countries a plus
  • Excellent judgment, strategic thinking and the ability to manage risk and competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Facilitation, presentation, and/or publication experience a plus

Post location: The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position level: The position level is 4C.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

How to apply:

How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and CV explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development through our recruitment portal http://ilri.simplicant.com/ on or before 16 September 2017. The position title and reference number IDS/08/2017 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

To find out more about ILRI visit our websites at http://www.ilri.org

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org/ilricrowd/

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 08 Apr 2016

Position Overview

Heshima Kenya is a nonprofit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya dedicated to identifying, protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee minors, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs. The Girl’s Empowerment Project is comprised of a diverse group of participants from different countries of origin with varying educational, language, and literacy levels. Using the Government of Kenya’s adult education curriculum, combined with a student centered teaching approach, it is expected that the Teacher position will carry out program goals and objectives related to the classroom and GEP participants under the supervision of the GEP Program Manager.

Tasks and Outputs:

  1. Lead in developing post primary education curriculum tailored to suit adult education learners ?
  2. Develop schemes of work and lesson plans in line with the education curriculum objectives and keeping up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum
  3. Facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with learners and by organization of learning resources and the classroom learning environment including creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment.
  4. Develop and foster appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of learners, according to their ability and aptitude.
  5. Assess and record progress and prepare learners for examination. Link leaners knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire learners to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding.
  6. Maintain discipline in class. If and when a learner fails to attend class without notification, take necessary action and report to the GEP Coordinator for immediate follow up
  7. Provide feedback to the GEP Coordinator, the Senior Program Manager, and Country Director on learners progress during meetings
  8. Work closely with volunteers, selected and screened by the GEP Program Manager to facilitate one on one tutoring with GEP participants after having identified areas in need of additional work, and provide materials and support to volunteers as necessary.
  9. Identify and develop working relationships with external adult education programs and testing centers for HK participants who may pursue Kenya Secondary Certification. Coordinate and monitor participants’ progress and attendance in said programs
  10. Complete enrollment and individual assessments for each GEP participant. Maintain standardized and unit testing and evaluation schedule in classroom providing updated scores and evaluations to the GEP Coordinator on monthly basis.
  11. Assist in compiling and writing weekly and monthly notes on each participant enrolled addressing their progress and evaluations of participant’s participation
  12. Effectively meet post-primary targets while maintaining the highest of standards expected.
  13. Communicate immediately to the GEP Coordinator any challenges that affect the quality of teaching in the classroom, or hinder meeting project goals and outcomes in order that solutions are created and implemented in a timely manner.
  14. Strive to develop individual relationships with each participant and ensure that they have access to one on one communication when needed.
  15. Maintain strict confidentiality with regard to each participant served in any and all Heshima Kenya’s Programs
  16. Attend weekly staff meetings when requested and contribute feedback and ideas on how to strengthen programs.
  17. Organize and take part in GEP events, afternoon projects, field trip and any other activities that take place in the GEP.
  18. Support the GEP team with any other support if and when requested.


  1. Applicants must have a minimum of first degree in Education or Higher Diploma in specialized Adult education.

  2. Fluent in English and Swahili.

  3. Experience on teaching and knowledge on adult education curriculum

  4. Basic skills in guidance and counseling of refugee related issues in Kenya

  5. Superb data collection, organizational, time management skills

  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office software and using internet as a resource

  7. Candidate must be flexible and able to work beyond class room times when necessary

  8. Excellent interpersonal skills; can work independently and with teams

  9. Must be highly organized, creative, detail oriented and work effectively under pressure with competing priorities

How to apply:


Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications should send an application letter indicating current & expected salary and a detailed CV with daytime telephone contact to reach the undersigned on or before Friday 8th April 2016.

The Country Director, Heshima Kenya. P.O Box 63192-00619. Nairobi/ Email: hr2015@heshimakenya.org with a cc to info@heshimakenya.org. Clearly state the subject of the email as Level 4 Teacher

Applicants should be ready to begin immediately

Note: HK is any equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.