Consultant on the development of an E-Learning Course on Impact-Based Forecasting for Small Island Developing States, focus on the Caribbean Region
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 3 días

Responsibilities

The individual contractor will report to UNDRR ROAC’s Programme Management Officer (Risk Knowledge), and liaise with CREWS Implementing partners, regional executive partners and other global and regional stakeholders.

  • Prepare Terms of Reference for the creation of a Steering Scientific Committee that will support, contribute, validate and revise the MOOC material;
  • and identify potential global and regional members of this committee.

  • Prepare a concept note for the development of the MOOC on IBF, including calendar of activities.
  • Review and revise existing material on Impact-Based Forecasting worldwide and prepare a draft structure of the MOOC.
  • Prepare, organize and report on the Steering Scientific Committee meetings.
  • Develop the outline of the full online course (skeleton contents of each course module)and a brochure which explains the rational, structure and programme of the course.
  • Develop the necessary material of the MOOC with a minimum of 30 hours duration (5 hours per week / 6 modules). This involves preparing the course material in PowerPoint (or similar software), recording the presentations in high-quality, compile course material (consisting of lecture notes, text of lecture(s), practical exercises, supporting materials, reading list, and any additional other supporting materials, such as videos, podcasts, etc.
  • It is desirable that course material focuses on SIDS and Caribbean context.

  • Liaise with UNDRR and the University of West Indies in order to integrate the course materials in its online learning platform.
  • Develop a 90-minute introductory webinar to introduce and promote the MOOC during the last week of October 2022.
  • Contact potential MOOC participants and ensure a wide participation, notably of Caribbean learners.
  • The individual contractor should be available for the managing of the course online and to engage actively with the participants, through the integrated forum, as well as via short webinars to facilitate live interaction with the participants.
  • The MOOC should be launched during the first week of November 2022 for a period of six weeks..

  • Develop a final report stating the outcomes of the MOOC (including background information, structure of the MOOC, # of participants, major discussions, evaluation by participants, future developments, etc.).
  • Qualifications / special skills

    Skills :

  • Good understanding of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is desirable.
  • Familiarity with MHEWS and IBF is desirable.
  • Academic Qualifications : Master's degree in natural or social sciences, information knowledge management, disaster risk management, early warning systems, or related field is required.

    A Bachelor’s Degree plus two (2) years of relevant experience in the above fields may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience :

  • 2 years of experience in the development and management of E-Learning tools is required.
  • Experience in using the online training platforms and the creation of training material for E-learning is required.
  • Experience in creating training videos and / or produce training videos to be used for online learning is desirable.
  • Language :

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
  • Additional Information

  • FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. UNDRR values diversity among its staff. We welcome applications from qualified women, men, and people with disabilities.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING).

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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