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17-360: Consultant: Instructional Technology Specialist
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Domestic and International Affairs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The Simulation-Based Capacity Strengthening project aims to enhance the knowledge and coordination skills among humanitarian actors including government personnel for efficient cooperation in international humanitarian operations through the international humanitarian coordination system and with other relevant US agencies. To do so, International Medical Corps has designed and implemented a training simulation exercise program in which key staff play roles taken from the international humanitarian coordination system to coordinate an emergency response.

JOB SUMMARY
Working closely with project staff, this position will be responsible for evaluating how technology can be integrated into the simulation training, and overseeing the initiative to implement the usage of learning technology.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Instructional Technology Specialist will be responsible for the following aspects of the project:

 

  • Based on review of simulation curriculum materials and consultation with project team members, conduct an evaluation of how technology could be integrated throughout the simulation exercise
  • Provide a detailed overview of available educational technology options, including examples of their use, pros and cons, costing, etc.
  • Provide recommendations of which educational technologies would be best suited to the simulation exercise and describe how they would be used (e.g., communications technology such as email, text, etc. using phones; use of other communication devices)
  • Based on the options selected by the project team, formulate an implementation plan outlining which technology should be procured, how it will be used, and any written materials needed surrounding usage of the technology
  • Put into place a process allowing for real-time communications, including the required technology systems, as well as recommendations for human resources, such as a communications coordinator
  • Work with the project team and IMC IT officers to troubleshoot usage of the technology prior to, during, and after the simulation exercises

 

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. 

Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in a relevant field of study
  • The Instructional Technology Specialist will be a professional with first-hand expertise in designing adult learning activities that integrate technology, particularly simulation exercises.
  • S/he will have extensive knowledge of the field of technology in interactive activities to train and provide feedback.