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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Background

The Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) implements innovative, locally driven healthcare programmes in the Caribbean, focusing on health systems strengthening, developing the HIV health workforce, and strengthening the response for non-communicable diseases.

C-TECH operated for 17 years as the Caribbean office of the International Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) out of the University of Washington (UW) and became autonomous in 2020. Based in Jamaica, C-TECH’s high-calibre team of professionals has gained unparalleled experience working within health systems across the region, responding to and meeting local needs.

C-TECH’s primary goal is to improve the capacity of health care workers to effectively manage chronic diseases, including the care and treatment of HIV and related illnesses through activities such as needs assessments, curriculum development, training programs, clinical mentoring, organizational capacity strengthening of clinical and training facilities and additional technical assistance.

C-TECH is therefore seeking to hire an individual to support the whole curriculum development process as outlined in C-TECH’s Operational Plan.

Overall Role Description 

The Curriculum Development Specialist will collaborate with C-TECH staff and consultants, subject matter experts, and government and community stakeholders to develop, adapt, review, and/or revise training materials to support specific project objective(s). In addition, the Curriculum Development Specialist will work closely with C-TECH’s Program and Communication Advisor.

Responsibilities 

The Curriculum Development Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Work collaboratively with C-TECH team and local context experts to develop public health training content on various subject matters. Materials to include:
    • Concept outline (working document)
    • Slide sets
    • Facilitator guide/trainer manual
    • Participant handbook
    • Relevant tools and/or job aids (such as pre-/post-test) as needed
    • Note: Materials may be adapted from previously developed materials where applicable/available or developed as original modules in collaboration with subject matter experts
  • Determine best practices for training implementation in-person and/or online (synchronous or asynchronous self-paced e-learning, blended learning, etc.) in conjunction with C-TECH’s project team
  • Coordinate and guide the work of content experts and/or technical working groups throughout the development, review, and piloting process
  • Organize and facilitate meeting(s) with key stakeholders and content experts as needed, including representatives from the Ministry of Health, HIV care and treatment centres, and/or community organizations (with prior discussion and approval of the C-TECH team)
  • Revise and finalize materials based on feedback from local stakeholders (such as the Ministry of Health, community representatives, C-TECH project staff, etc.)
  • Develop or guide the development of a facilitator orientation/training-of-trainers workshop for the curriculum, as needed
  • Observe pilot sessions of training, as needed (with prior discussion and approval of the C-TECH team)
  • Convening, preparing, attending, and reporting on all working sessions and meetings related to the curriculum development component.
  • Incorporate principles of adult learning into all training materials
  • Project management: identify key tasks and timelines, track progress towards deliverables, communicate with key stakeholders, etc.

Educational Background

  • Postgraduate degree in a field related to curriculum design and development or education and education management.

Previous Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leading a curriculum development process at a national level.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing institutional capacities and providing technical assistance in the field of curricula design, development, preparation and implementation.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS and/or STI public health programs/projects
  • Experience developing e-learning products for self-paced online learning (such as recorded lectures, interactive online exercises, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in, knowledge of, and agility with new learning technologies in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Experience in practicing, implementing, and developing curriculum-specific methodology.
  • Proven experience in the competency-based approach is a strong asset.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of instructional design and adult learning.
  • Ability to work effectively and confidently with clinicians, technical experts, and government officials.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize complex data/information and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
  • Skill at communicating technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and compellingly.
  • Skill at communicating with colleagues from various cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize complex data and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Skill in working and solving problems independently.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, and competency in Excel.

Interested persons are invited to submit an application via email to: hr@ctech-caribbean.org
Applications submission deadline is Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted