GLF Learning Instructional Designer – Job Opportunity at CIFOR-ICRAF

Full Time


Reference Number: 202346
Job Status: In-Progress
Job Category: Consultancy
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya


The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) are leading the way towards a more equitable world where trees in diverse landscapes contribute to environmental enhancement and well-being. As non-profit scientific institutions, CIFOR and ICRAF tackle pressing challenges like energy insecurity, climate change, and biodiversity crises. With over 65 years of combined experience, they’ve amassed profound knowledge about forests, trees in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry), and ecosystem restoration. Through multidisciplinary approaches, these institutions strive to improve lives, protect ecosystems, and engage stakeholders to create positive impact. As members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for food security, poverty reduction, and resource improvement, CIFOR and ICRAF play pivotal roles in shaping a sustainable future.

Position: GLF Learning Instructional Designer


The GLF Landscape Academy serves as the ultimate hub for learning about landscapes, dedicated to expediting the adoption of sustainable, inclusive, and integrated landscape strategies. The academy offers an array of 30+ courses on landscape-related subjects, including a comprehensive certificate program comprised of five Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The recently developed Digital Campus serves as a specialized learning management system, designed for offline, online, and blended courses. It empowers social learning, community engagement, collaborative course design, and content management in the realm of landscape topics. The primary objective of the GLF Learning Instructional Designer is to collaboratively spearhead the instructional design and delivery of learning courses and products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Instructional Course Design:
    • Conduct thorough assessments of learning needs and competencies
    • Facilitate collaborative processes with project partners to outline and develop course content
    • Manage peer review processes and content creation on the digital campus’ learning management system
    • Conduct online course sessions when necessary
    • Regularly update and enhance course content on the digital campus
  2. Learning Product Design:
    • Collaborate with project partners to design and develop learning products
    • Oversee peer review processes, design, communications, and website upload of learning products
  3. Landscape Academy Enhancement:
    • Work closely with the GLF learning team to advance the Landscape Academy’s offerings
    • Provide insights on optimizing online and blended course hosting on the Digital Campus


  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in instructional design or an undergraduate degree in instructional design, pedagogy, or a related field
  • Profound comprehension of pedagogical principles for sustainable development and adult education
  • Experience in online learning design and proficiency with learning management systems
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in French or Spanish is advantageous
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS and data management systems

Education, Knowledge, and Experience

  • 3+ years of instructional design experience or an undergraduate degree in instructional design, pedagogy, or related fields
  • Strong grasp of pedagogical principles for sustainable development and adult education
  • Expertise in online learning design and utilization of learning management systems
  • Proficiency in English; additional proficiency in French or Spanish is beneficial
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS and data management systems

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a consultancy position.
  • Consultancy period: 3 months
  • Work location: Remote

Application Process

The application deadline is August 30, 2023. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please submit your application in English.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

Applying for the GLF Learning Instructional Designer role is a remarkable opportunity to contribute to sustainable development and education. To stand out, consider the following tips:

  1. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize your experience in instructional design, adult education, and online learning design.
  2. Showcase Collaborative Skills: Demonstrating your ability to collaborate with project partners and enhance course content is crucial.
  3. Address Sustainability: Highlight your understanding of sustainable development principles, aligning with the institution’s mission.
  4. Language Proficiency: If you’re proficient in French or Spanish, emphasize this valuable skill.
  5. Tech Savviness: Showcase your familiarity with WordPress CMS and data management systems.
  6. Customize Your Application: Tailor your application to emphasize your fit for the role, drawing attention to specific requirements.
  7. Deadline Adherence: Ensure you submit your application by the deadline, August 30, 2023.

Your application is an opportunity to showcase your expertise and passion for fostering positive change through education. Best of luck with your application!

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