Job Overview
Instructional Designer at Plan International
Job Description
Location: Globally flexible, Flexible
Company: Plan International
The Organisation
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries.
The Opportunity
Through Programme Y.O.D.A (Your Organisation’s Data and Analytics), Plan is changing its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution and is taking a virtual approach to Y.O.D.A training.
As a Y.O.D.A Instructional Designer/e-learning developer, you will create engaging, visually appealing self-paced learning materials which capture and retain learner interest where the subject matter focuses on processes and systems. You will use your expertise to propose new activity types and better ways of working.
In this role you will develop system simulations and other interactive online activities using Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline (TBC). Whilst some online simulations are templated, others will require you to liaise with subject matter experts and apply instructional design skills to create engaging activities which meet agreed learning objectives.
About You
The successful candidate will be an experienced instructional designer, skilled at working with subject matter experts (SMEs) and crafting source content into clear, concise, engaging storyboards, meeting agreed learning objectives. They will also be required to develop videos and interactive online activities in Totara, our learning management system (LMS), which is integrated with H5P. The designer/developer will be able to create visually engaging learning content meeting Plan International branding guidelines.
System simulations for Y.O.D.A Training will be developed using Captivate. While we are interested in skilled Articulate/Captivate developers, our primary need is for excellent instructional design skills, supplemented by the ability to build modules from storyboard, using agreed tools, to be published in Totara.
You will have experience in working with subject matter experts to create relevant and engaging learning and instructional design skills (i.e. the ability todesign and storyboard engaging learning, using a variety of media, to meet agreed learning objectives)
You will also have strong attention to detail and the ability to work quickly, with high levels of accuracy, as well as the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. They will need to have robust communications skills in both written and spoken English, and the ability to apply diversity and inclusion principles within the training.
Please follow this link for a full role profile; Y.O.D.A. Instructional Designer-eLearning Developer-Oct 22.docx
Further information about Programme Y.O.D.A. can be found at:
Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.
Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.
Type of Role: 12 month fixed term contract
Reports to: Learning and Development Manager (Y.O.D.A.)
Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.
As an indication if this role was based in the UK the salary would be circa £40,000 per annum.
Closing Date: Sunday 20th November
*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.


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