Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Internship/Traineeship - E-learning design for climate services - UNOSAT

Title: Intern/Trainee
Unit/Department: UNOSAT
Area of Specialization/Thematic Areas: Instructional design, e-learning, online education
Background: UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is a technology-intensive programme active since 2000 in applied research and innovative applications relating to geospatial information technology and satellite analysis, and mapping. UNOSAT also delivers to its beneficiaries tailor made training courses on the use of geo-information technology for, among other topics, disaster risk reduction.
UNITAR/UNOSAT is supporting the Global Framework on Climate Services in its national capacity development efforts. The Global Framework for Climate Services is finalizing a Guidance on “Developing a Framework for Climate Services at National Level”, and UNITAR has committed to develop an e-tutorial to accompany the publication of the document.
General objectives of the internship/traineeship:
The intern/trainee will support the development of the e-tutorial on the establishment on national frameworks for Climate Services. She/he will also support design and research activities in support of UNITAR/UNOSAT projects depending on time availability. In addition, the intern/trainee will support UNOSAT in its communication and awareness-raising efforts, by developing short e-tutorial and/or interactive packages as required.
Responsibilities/Description of Professional Services:
The intern/trainee will be responsible for:
  • Organizing the content provided and identifying the most appropriate instructional design approach to develop the e-tutorial;
  • Supporting development of the e-tutorial´s storyboard by collaborating effectively with the supervisor and the training development team;
  • Designing and developing the e-tutorial (graphics, photo selection, basic video editing);
  • Supporting the team with other e-learning related tasks as required.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of the internship/traineeship, the incumbent will:
  • Gain practical experience developing e-learning tools as part of a multi-cultural and multi-functional team;
  • Gain practical experience in turning highly technical information/guidance into user-friendly learning materials;
  • Increase knowledge in the areas of disaster risk reduction and climate change;
  • Gain familiarity with the work UN Organizations and partnerships;
  • Apply time and management skills in order to respect tight deadlines.
Professionalism: Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing: Based on the supervision received, identifies priority activities and assignments with minimal supervision; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; uses time efficiently.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; very good inter-personal skills and a demonstrated capacity to deal with colleagues and counterparts from different backgrounds, and proven ability to function in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnical environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of technology development; understand satellite imagery/data commercial distribution and licensing systems; shows willingness to learn new technology applications.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; strong interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation skills in training related activities.
Successful applicants will have an interest in international affairs, in particular climate change, environment, or development issues. Skills and coursework with e-learning authoring tools, in particular Articulate Storyline, are required. Basic video editing skills are also required. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator) is desired. Some familiarity with programming would be an asset. A high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative will be desirable.
Education: Master’s degree in Education, Information and Learning Technologies, E-Learning or related fields. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree and some relevant experience will be considered.
Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English. French and/or Spanish will be considered an advantage.
Duration of contract: As soon as possible for at least 3 months. Longer commitments would be an asset.
Remarks: Please note that this is a non-remunerated positon. General conditions of contracts for the service of internship/traineeship apply.

A letter of motivation as well as the P11 form/Curriculum Vitae are to be sent at with the following subject line: “E-learning Internship / Traineeship opportunity: GFCS”.

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