SENIOR TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPER (CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIALIST 4)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 196520
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SENIOR TRAINING PROGRAM DEVELOPER The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) and the Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. As reflected in the I-TECH Diversity Statement, our definition of diversity is broad, recognizing that there are multiple definitions of diversity. We strive to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
I-TECH is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners. I-TECH supports development of skilled work forces and overall health systems strengthening with a focus on sustainability and transition to local ownership. I-TECH is committed to being anti-racist and promotes health and equity in health for all people worldwide.
The Senior Training Program Developer will support the Countering Especially Dangerous Pathogen Threats in Ukraine project. The position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Instructor Cadre training program by managing a collaborative process with I-TECH and project stakeholders to ensure successful development of curriculum and training resources that integrate evidence-based theory and adult learning pedagogy. S/he will assure comprehensive, consistent, and accurate information is contained in training and support materials, that trainings are targeted to appropriate personnel within the health workforce, and that ownership and leadership of capacity building efforts is sustained within designated Ukraine institutions. S/he will provide technical assistance to the project team, implementing partners, and technical working groups and in the development of capacity building tools, and will assure training and participants are captured appropriately and accurately.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Instructional Design, Capacity Development, and Technical Assistance
Collaborate with Team members, the funder, and representatives of partner organizations to design and deliver appropriate training and technical programs based on funder requests and assessed needs.
Lead training and technical development conversations with Team members, funder, and partners.
Provide technical assistance on training design and methodologies from concept to implementation, based on instructional design principles.
Develop and adapt curriculum and training material, or advise on the curriculum development process.
Consult and coordinate with technical content experts and working groups throughout the development, review and piloting process.
Develop capacity in instructional design and interactive training methods for I-TECH team members and partners
Provide consultation to ensure adherence to adopted training program standards.
Provide technical leadership and vision on sound and innovative capacity building and program transition strategies.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Lead in the development of monitoring and evaluation plans and tools for Instructor Cadre training program.
Develop, implement, and analyze needs assessments and training evaluations.
Reporting & Knowledge Sharing
Participate in preparation of progress reports to funders.
Support Project Manager/other project stakeholders (internal and external) on reports and presentations effectively conveying best practices and novel methodologies.
Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of program results through reports, articles, conference posters, web postings, and presentations.
Lends support to other training program project team members in training development and implementation
Master’s degree in public health, health administration, communications, education, or related field
Minimum three years of experience leading training programs and curriculum development processes, to include roles in complex, multi-faceted initiatives. Five or more years of working in low or under resourced settings.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
Advanced knowledge of program management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation.
Expert level knowledge of the principles and practices of instructional design and adult learning.
Experience working effectively with clinicians, technical experts, and government officials.
Experienced at working collaboratively guided by priorities set in-country.
Skill at communicating with colleagues from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner.
Skill in flexible and independent problem-solving.
Exceptional writing skills.
Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize complex data and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
Exceptional skill with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, and competency in Excel
Ability to work and engage with people of diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals in a manner that respects cultural differences and contributes to effective partnerships.
Nine or more years of experience leading training programs and clinical development.
Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking Russian or Ukrainian as a desired qualification.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS This position is based at the I-TECH offices at UW in Seattle. The Sr. Training Program Developer job requires up to 20% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Sr. Training Program Developer job requires participation several times a week in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites. I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment. Due to this, the total amount of this position’s FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs.
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