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Title: Curriculum Writing Consultant

Reports to: Program Coordinator (Learning for Humanity)

Location: remote/home office

Type: Temporary Consultant

Insight:

Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1997 with a mission to save the lives of vulnerable children and mothers. We work in areas with high infant mortality. We work with committed in-country partners and empower them to strengthen maternal and child health (MCH) in the communities we serve. MFH builds the capacity of in-country health partners (usually congregations of Catholic sisters) to initiate or scale up evidence-based interventions that prevent child deaths and improve child health.

Learning for Humanity (L4H) is an online learning platform, created by Medicines for Humanity, for Catholic sisters. Our commitment is to support the efforts of the Sisters to save the lives of children and their mothers in the most vulnerable communities on the planet. In many places, the sisters are the communities’ only source of essential health services. They are champions of maternal and child health care, and their dedication and commitment to providing life-saving services does not waver.

To effectively reduce infant and maternal mortality, sisters need access to further develop critical skills, update their knowledge and data, and continue their education. Medicines for Humanity (MFH) created Learning for Humanity as a social enterprise to meet the training need of sisters in remote communities around the world. The L4H program focuses on training through participatory learning; develop skills, competent and knowledgeable capacities; practical application of skills and mentoring for various subjects. The content is interactive and synergistic, with live sessions, webinars, videos, animations and activities. The courses, which we call Paths, encourage collaboration and teamwork with other learners through discussion forums, chat rooms and capstone projects.

Work’s extent:

This scope of work is to be completed between May and September 2022. It is expected to require 15 hours of work per week. The objectives of the SOW include:

  • Research and develop two original programs for MFH’s online virtual learning platform for Catholic Sisters – Learning for Humanity:
  • The Project Management Learning Path curriculum consists of approximately eight courses. Journey content and activities should align with L4H’s style, format and approach. The path will be a compilation of publicly available content with appropriate citations and newly written content from the consultant’s research and data collection.
  • The monitoring and evaluation learning program consists of approximately four courses. Journey content and activities should align with L4H’s style, format and approach. The path will be a compilation of learning materials for humanity, publicly available content with appropriate citations, and newly written content from the consultant’s collection of research and data.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in writing curricula / developing training materials for learners with limited abilities and knowledge.
  • Ability to research potential sources of training material, synthesize and reformat to fit L4H program style. Know how to write appropriate citations.
  • Experience in developing/designing virtual interactive activities for learners.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • High-speed Internet access is required, as well as the use of Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting and other virtual meeting software.
  • Can work independently and virtually.
  • Available to meet the need despite time zone differences.
  • Requires an organized, detail-oriented and reliable individual.
  • The scope of work must be delivered within an agreed time frame.

How to register

Contact:

Interested candidates should send the following information to Govinda Bilges at [email protected] by June 9, 2022, to be considered for this position:

  • Curriculum vitae or CV
  • Writing sample, preferably a training program or report written and edited solely by you.
  • Two references, including a former employer with names, emails and phone numbers.

Potential candidates who are determined to meet the qualifications will be contacted.