Curriculum Design and Training Specialist
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Curriculum Design and Training Specialist
USAID Tayar Nepal Improved Disaster Risk Management Project
Scope of Work
DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. Since 1970, DAI has worked in 150 developing and transition countries, providing comprehensive development solutions in areas including crisis mitigation, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and host-country governments. More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website ( www.dai.com ).
USAID/Nepal’s Tayar Nepal – Improved Disaster Risk Management Project will strengthen the capacity of Nepal’s national and municipal institutions responsible for disaster preparedness and response. In a country prone to a myriad of natural disasters, at the national level Tayar Nepal will build the capacity of disaster risk management (DRM) institutions, including the newly created National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). Locally, Tayar will support eight urban municipalities to develop risk-sensitive land use plans and then support the prioritization and implementation of a set of technical assistance packages improve disaster resilience. In the event of a disaster over the life of the five-year project, USAID/Nepal may engage the program’s rapid emergency response mechanism. Tayar will work closely with the Government of Nepal and Nepali emergency responders to mobilize technical assistance, commodity support, small-scale infrastructure, and information management support. Tayar will apply lessons learned from disaster response efforts to improve national-level DRM systems and municipal-level risk-reduction activities.
Summary of Primary Duties
The Curriculum Design and Training Specialist’s principal responsibility is to design DRM related curriculum, coordinate, conduct and/or support the component leads in carrying out all capacity building activities, including:
- Conduct capacity need assessment and develop capacity building/training plan for Tayar Nepal;
- Design/adapt core course modules in disaster preparedness, GESI, RSLUPs, among others, required of all stakeholders of Tayar Nepal;
- Organize and conduct national-level disaster simulation exercises in coordination with component leads;
- Document lesson learned from simulation exercise in coordination with Communication and outreach specialist
- Monitor training effectiveness and document the changes
- Support development of long-term NDRRMA Research and Training Academy
- Lead Tayar efforts to offer training workshops, formal certificate programs, study tours, and mentorship opportunities to ensure NDRRMA and DRM organizations have required skillsets.
- Collaborate with Nepali universities and research institutions
- University degree in relevant field required. Masters preferred.
- 12 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years of curriculum and training design
Location and Reporting
The Curriculum Design and Training Specialist will be based in Kathmandu with frequent travel to the eight selected municipalities across Nepal and will report to the Crosscutting Team Director.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to TayarRecruitment@dai.com by November 23, 2019 . Please mention the position in the subject line of the email.