The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has an immediate opening for an Instructional Designer to support its Online Learning program. The IMF provides training to member country officials on topics spanning macroeconomic Analysis, monetary and fiscal policy, macro-financial linkages, balance of payments issues, financial markets and institutions, as well as statistical and legal frameworks in these areas. The IMF’s online initiative is aimed at expanding the volume of training to member country officials while sharing knowledge with a wider audience through free massive open online courses (MOOCs).
This is a one-year contractual appointment with the International Monetary Fund. Contractual appointments are renewable for up to four years of cumulative service, pending continuous business need and incumbent's performance.
The Instructional Designer, working in the Institute for Capacity Development, works with instructors across IMF departments to Design and develop online courses, including massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform; supports the development and delivery of programs designed to enhance the quality of instruction and student learning; provides instructor development workshops; assists instructors in applying new instructional technologies; assists with the design, development, and implementation of assessment and evaluation systems; and contributes to the analysis of qualitative and quantitative course data.
QualificationsMaster’s degree in Instructional Design, instructional technology, education, or related field or bachelor’s degree with at least four years of relevant professional level experience is required, including a minimum of two years' experience with course design and educational technology.
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with instructors; 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. Experience with MOOC platforms a strong plus.
The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.