United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR Geneva

Roster

Organizational Unit: Strategic Implementation of Agenda 2030 Unit (SIA 2030)

Expertise

OVERVIEW :

The Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Unit is part of UNITAR’s Division for Satellite Analysis and Applied Research. The Unit is supporting the holistic and evidence-based implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs through training, learning, advisory services and multi-stakeholder engagement. In the context of this initiative, UNITAR is designing and delivering training and stakeholder workshops, offering tailored methodological support and developing and delivering e-learning to support the mainstreaming and implementation of the 2030 Agenda in UN Member States.

UNITAR is partnering with several UN Agencies and other organizations to design and develop e-learning related to mainstreaming and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at the country level.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE CONTRACT:

Under the supervision of Senior Specialist, Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Unit, the consultant will support the instructional design and technical development of e-learning courses and microlearning.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DESCRIPTION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

  • Develop an outline with learning objectives and the structure for e-learning courses according to the Quality Assurance Framework of UNITAR;
  • Develop a learning design architecture and a storyboard for the interactive e-learning course modules;
  • Implement interactive lessons using authoring tools and graphic design programmes, incl. voice-over;
  • Prepare formative and summative assessments for e-learning courses;
  • Develop and implement microlearning (e.g. videos, podcasts, micro- and nano-courses) using authoring tools and respective programmes per microlearning;
  • Integrate comments and additional content proposed by UNITAR and the Institute’s partners.

MEASURABLE OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES/SCHEDULE OF DELIVERABLES:

  • Number of e-learning courses with a defined study time developed and implemented in a professional manner
  • Number of microlearning products developed

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR EVALUATION OF RESULTS:

  • Well-structured content aligned with learning objectives and in compliance with the Quality Assurance Framework of UNITAR.
  • Effectiveness of learning design and products in enabling leaners to achieve learning objectives.
  • Visual attractiveness of learning products.
  • Creative approach in developing storyboards and lessons.
  • Good time management and timeliness of deliverables.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Instructional Design/Adult Learning/Education Technology;
  • Strong experience with developing learning design architecture and writing story boards, and knowledge of design and authoring tools, programmes and software (e.g. Articulate Storyline, Rise, Adobe Suite, PowerPoint). And/Or strong experience with design and authoring tools, programmes and software such as Articulate Storyline, Rise, Adobe Suite, as well as video and animation software such as Adobe Captivate, GoAnimate, etc.
  • Experience with Moodle and LMS platforms.
  • Experience in working on learning addressing public policies in social, economic or environmental areas or in governance is an advantage.

Education level

At least Bachelor degree

Language skill

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.
Tags: advisory services, architect, graphic design, instructional design, sdgs, time management