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Learning Designer

at Educate!
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 18, 2020
Category Education
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Learning Designer
at Educate!
Position Overview
Educate! currently achieves impact on youth life outcomes through direct delivery of our model in schools (what we call “School Solutions”) and through the integration of our model into national education systems (“Education System Solutions”).

In 2019, Educate!’s team began building a faster, more affordable, and more accessible alternative path to vocational school, which will empower out-of-school youth with the skills they need to get jobs, create their own businesses, and earn an income. With the introduction of this new solution, which builds on what we’ve learned in our ten years’ experience implementing a proven solution for youth directly in secondary schools, we are now aiming to tackle the systematic problem of youth unemployment from every angle, both through traditional education pathways and outside the system. Our new solution is seeking to answer a crucial question: What could act as an alternative path to vocational school for out-of-school youth, preparing them for the economic realities they will face?

To answer this question, in early 2019 Educate! assembled a new social enterprise unit within our organization, called Learning Point to explore and innovate the pathway to sustainably impact out of school youth (OoSY) livelihoods at scale.

Learning Point is looking for a Learning Designer who will be a creative thinker with strong analytical, conceptual thinking, superb training and instructional design and writing skills. With a drive for constant learning and improvement, and passion for user-centred design, to take on the role of a Learning Designer, reporting to the Design Manager. He/She will be part of a team to conceptualize and design curriculum for an innovative out-of-school-youth program meant for the Informal sector group. He/She will collaborate closely with other members of the design team, customer engagement and programs teams to put Educate!’s culture of impact-oriented program design based on learning and experimentation into action.He/She will comfortably work and thrive in a matrix structured reporting environment.

Experience Requirements

3-5 years of experience in designing and implementation of blended learning

Job Responsibilities

Are collaborative to understand that being constantly aligned is core to the role
Have Passion for youth development and solving problems with and for the youth
Have demonstrable experience designing the right solutions to solve the right problems for the right target market; starting with the customer and work backwards and working vigorously to earn and keep customer trust.
Have demonstrable experience in conceptualizing, planning, coordinating and producing engaging learning activities and compelling content.

Education Requirements

Extensive knowledge of instructional design theories and implementation with the ability to complete full training circle (assess needs, plan, develop, monitor and evaluate)
Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools
Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods and techniques
Experience working with out-of-school youth and/ youth from economically marginalized communities would be an added advantage
Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
Strong communication skills