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Capacity Development Officer (Instructional Designer) - ICD

Company: International Monetary Fund
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Work for the IMF. Work for the World.

The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) has an immediate opening for a Capacity Development Officer to support the online learning program of the Fund. The Fund's online program is aimed at expanding the volume of training to member country officials, while sharing the IMF's knowledge and expertise with a wider audience through free massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other learning products. The online learning program also aims at enhancing the impact of the Fund's capacity development (CD) by introducing more flexible online delivery modalities, that can be combined effectively with other modalities (technical assistance and classroom training).

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Capacity Development Officer, working in ICDIP, collaborates with subject matter experts from across the IMF to design and develop online courses (i.e., Massive Open Online Courses on the edX platform) and other learning products (i.e., microlearning videos, e-learning modules, blended learning). The selected candidate will:

  • Promote innovation in online learning and make online learning better integrated with other CD modalities, including through blended learning.
  • Support the development and delivery of e-learning products and programs that enhance the quality of instruction and student learning.
  • Assist subject matter experts in applying new instructional approaches and technologies.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of online learning assessment and evaluation systems.
  • Develop guidelines, processes, and workflows for the development and delivery of learning products.

    The selected candidate is expected to help spearhead and reinforce modern, learner-centric instructional design approaches, in both external training (i.e., as part of the IMF Institute Training Program) and internal training (i.e., as part of the Internal Economics Training Program). He/she researches, recommends, and implements new instructional design theories, policies, and procedures, particularly in e-learning. He/she will be expected to contribute to the overall work program of ICDIP.


    Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree, or equivalent, in Instructional design, instructional technology, education, communications; or a university degree, or equivalent, supplemented by a minimum of six years of relevant professional experience; or a minimum of two years of relevant experience at grade A8, or equivalent, is required.

    The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies, including minimum of two years of experience with MOOC platforms; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with subject matter experts; knowledge of best practices in online pedagogy; strong project management skills; knowledge of and experience with educational assessment; and interest in designing and leading workshops and other professional development opportunities for instructors.

    The candidate should possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills; show initiative and acute attention to detail; have the ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks effectively; and be able to work under pressure both autonomously and in a team environment. A track record in innovation would be highly desirable.

    This vacancy shall be filled by a 3-year Term appointment in accordance with the Fund's new employment rules that took effect on May 1, 2015.

    A regular staff member who is selected to fill the vacancy will maintain their open-ended status. If the selected candidate is a contractual employee, they will be offered a Term staff appointment. Staff members already on a term appointment will continue their current term but may receive an extension provided that their current term appointment has not already been extended.

    All applicants are expected to include a Statement of Interest as an attachment to the application, which may be used in the screening process for this vacancy.

    ICDIP Institute for Capacity Development Institute Training Program

    Hiring For:
    A09, A10

    The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation.

Keywords: International Monetary Fund, Washington DC , Capacity Development Officer (Instructional Designer) - ICD, Other , Washington, DC

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