Video & Blended Learning Curriculum Designer

at Aga Khan Foundation
Published March 27, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Education  
Job Type Full Time  



About Aga Khan Foundation East Africa

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas ( Globally, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal, and other resource-poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF operates a multi-sectoral portfolio that includes programming in Education, Economic Inclusion, Civil Society, Health and Early Childhood Development.


About Yetu Initiative


In Kenya, Yetu Initiative works with civil society organizations (CSOs) and local development organizations (LDOs) rooted in the communities they serve to advance the principles of self-reliance and locally sustained development. Yetu builds the capacity of these county-level organizations to engage and catalyze the citizen, government, and private sector for county-led development. CSOs and LDOs leverage community assets, capacity, and trust for community philanthropy. Yetu (“Ours” in Kiswahili), is a Global Development Alliance activity, funded by USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation.


Yetu Bootcamp is an integrated capacity-building model within the community philanthropy program that enables Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to quickly and effectively gain skills to engage in local philanthropy. Through a learning-by-doing method, CSOs participate in workshops, coaching, mentoring, and peer learning over a specified period where they practice and improve their skills in local resource mobilization.


Key skills that the CSOs learn during the bootcamp include making effective presentations, communication, and marketing, media engagement, digital fundraising, events fundraising, engaging with the private sector, getting funding from high-net-worth individuals among others. The CSOs also benefit from intensive, focused peer learning that motivates and makes them understand that the challenges they face in their journey to sustainability are not isolated and can be solved. During the bootcamp period, CSOs launch their engagement and fundraising campaigns and begin mobilizing funds using various fundraising strategies they have learned.


Consultancy Summary

For over five years, the Aga Khan Foundation has invested in the production and dissemination of blended and video-based learning content for civil society leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, government, parents, researchers, and AKF partners and staff. To date, AKF in partnership with subject matter experts, donors, and partners has produced over 90 courses and more than 70 instructional videos through a unique low-cost video production model that enables learners to access engaging and fun content completely free of charge.


Specifically, Yetu Community Philanthropy Program has 8 video courses. These are Campaign Planning and Management, Community Engagement, Corporate Fundraising, Individual Fundraising, Proposal Development, Resource Mobilization, Communications, and Intermediate Finance. The program has been delivered through physical and virtual bootcamp. The courses and instructional videos have been used to facilitate the bootcamps and made available through The AKF Learning Hub, and in some instances, project-specific learning management systems.


To support the scale up of the community philanthropy approach towards civil society sustainability, AKF is recruiting a consultant to develop blended and video-based learning curriculum in English. The Consultant will work remotely to complete the duties and responsibilities outlined below while reporting to the Regional Technical Advisor Civil Society.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate with AKF’s Yetu Initiative and Global Practice teams to identify and source content from subject matter experts (SMEs) to support curriculum design and development from the conception to pre-production phases

Conduct research and collect and curate relevant learning resources

Regularly report to the Regional Technical Advisor Civil Society on the status of the curriculum

Collaborate with other curriculum development stakeholders to produce the video-based portion of the course including graphic designers, animators, and videographers

Craft measurable learning objectives

Outline curriculum, including content for asynchronous and synchronous sessions

Write scripts for the asynchronous video portion of the curriculum

Design annotations (storyboards) and shot lists for the asynchronous video portion of the curriculum

Design and curate learner engagement strategies for the asynchronous video portion of the curriculum (offline assignments, reference materials, quizzes)

Create supplementary learning resources including but not limited to learner workbooks, case studies, and slide decks

Create facilitators guide for engaging synchronous sessions, including those designed for in-person and remote facilitation

Required Skills And Experiences

Excellent writing skills and English proficiency

Ability to write in a range of different styles: academic, business, conversational, and technical

Experience designing and developing adult learning curriculum including writing learning objectives, facilitator guides, and scripts applying adult learning principles

Experience translating theoretical concepts into easily understood language using real-life and contextual examples, case studies, and culturally appropriate analogies and metaphors

Previous experience in community and local philanthropy, fundraising and civil society strengthening

Precision, accuracy, attention to detail, and patience

Proficiency in using MS Word and Excel

Preference for degree in Education, Instructional Design or relevant field


How to apply


Please submit a resume, cover letter indicating your daily rate, the names and contact details of three professional references, and a writing sample by email.**


Please note that applicants must include “Application for Video and Blended Learning Curriculum Designer**” in the email subject line.**

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