NewGlobe Instructional Design Associate Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

NewGlobe Instructional Design Associate Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


About the Role

  • Instructional Design Associates are based in Boston, Nairobi, Hyderabad, and Lagos. This is a full-time role based in Nairobi, but will likely include remote collaboration with teams overseas.

  • As an Instructional Design Associate, you join a team working to make a difference in the world. In the markets we serve, the number of pupils attending school is soaring, but the quality of most schools, according to international experts, is low.

  • Writers join our Instructional Design department to invest time in producing quality learning materials to improve thousands of children’s daily academic experience.

  • One core tenet of our approach to instruction is providing extensive opportunities for pupil practice. That is, we’re trying to make the pupil experience less “rote.” We create “teacher guides” (daily lesson plans delivered by e-reader), textbooks, and other materials with that goal in mind — all as a means to improve learning gains among pupils.

    What You Will Do

  • Create detailed lesson plans based on national syllabi and other sources for all subjects in several territories under the guidance of a supervisor with instructional expertise

  • Edit lesson materials (lesson plans, textbooks, exams) to ensure they are free of errors and inconsistencies

  • Create assessments for core subjects like maths, English etc.

  • Participate in ongoing pedagogical training in instructional design

  • On occasion design and write passages, questions, and activities for our textbooks

  • Learn and apply aspects of print production in the form of writing art specs and styling manuscripts

  • Jump into new, unusual projects with other Academics or other Instructional Design teams.

    What You Should Have

  • One or more years of experience in education, editing, or writing

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field

  • Experience teaching Kenya’s Competency Based Curriculum (CBC)

  • Fluency in English

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Consistent capacity to meet deadlines, meticulous attention to detail

  • High degree of professionalism in communication and time-management

  • Ability and willingness to write, solve, and explain primary school level maths problems

  • Flexibility, ability to process and respond to new information quickly

  • A team-oriented approach

  • Ability to receive and effectively apply feedback

  • Desire to engage creatively even with tedious or repetitive assignments

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word.

    You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can
    multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.

  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.

  • You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.

  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

  • A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).

  • You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.

  • A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; NewGlobe Instructional Design Associate Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya


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