Instructional Designer for Education or Training (m/f/d)

Instructional Designer for Education or Training (m/f/d)

Robert Koch-Institut

Berlin, Germany

Founded in 1891, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is one of the world’s oldest biomedical research institutions. Today, the RKI is Germany’s national public health institute. It employs more than 1,150 people, provides excellent research infrastructure and pursues a modern approach to its scientific work.

As part of our third-party funded project named “Operation of WHO Collaborating Center on Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)”, new outbreak response training tools will be developed in close collaboration with the WHO GOARN in Geneva. The activities will be performed in the Division ZIG 1 “Federal Information Centre for International Health Protection” of the Centre for International Health Protection.
For the tasks listed below we are seeking for the

Instructional Designer for Education or Training (m/f/d)

(Salary dependent on qualifications and experience in accordance with public sector wage scale (TVöD) up to grade EG 14)

Subject to the confirmation of funds, the position is to be filled from 1st January 2019. The contract is limited to two years.

The person will be responsible in particular for the following areas of work:

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and administration of the development and implementation of the GOARN Outbreak Response Leadership Training package, under the guidance of the GOARN Training Coordinator;
  • Coordinate the input on behalf of RKI for the collaborative development of the GOARN Outbreak Response Leadership Training package;
  • Support the organization of content development workshops and/or training workshops;
  • Support the implementation of the distance learning components of GOARN Outbreak Response Leadership Training;
  • Support the translation of the GOARN Outbreak Response Leadership Training package into additional priority languages;
  • Support the translation of contents into German, be the point of contact for the commissioned translation company, supervising correction loops etc., and the adaptation of the package to meet the needs of German GOARN partners.

Since the development of the tools is only possible in close consultation with the competent staff based at WHO headquarters in Geneva, the incumbent will spend several months in Geneva.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • University graduate (state examination, university diploma, Master’s), preferable in Instructional Design, Adult Education or related discipline;
  • Doctorate is desired;
  • 4-5 years professional experience in the design, development and delivery of multi-disciplinary training programmes;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience with Learning Management Platforms and eLearning technologies;
  • Language skills (CEFR level): English, at least C1 (advanced);
  • Preferred additional professional skills;
  • Experience in working in international teams or environments;
  • Experience in the delivery of online and distance learning programmes;
  • Experience in developing and delivering leadership training programmes;
  • Knowledge of the GOARN Training Programme is desirable;
  • Language skills (CEFR level): English, at least C1 (advanced), German, at least B1 (intermediate); additional language skills – particularly fluency in French – is highly desirable.

You structure your own work effectively and you keep always an overview. You are able to analyze easily the elements of processes and problems and to coordinate multiple partners and projects. Your communication skills allow transmitting even complex facts in a clear and concise way to different kinds of audiences. You are able to build, develop and maintain functional partnerships at national and international levels.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Sandra Beermann Telefon: +49 30 18754-3766

The RKI is located in Berlin – Germany’s vibrant, multicultural capital in the heart of Europe. The Institute’s facilities are set in the environment of a clean, green city that is home to first class art, historical and science museums and well-known theatres. Public transit links to other districts and the surrounding countryside are excellent.

The RKI offers flexible work hours and terms of employment that promote in as far as possible employee life-work balance. Education and training are also provided based on employee needs. The RKI also has a comprehensive health maintenance program and assists incoming staff members and their families in settling in their new location.

The RKI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Submit your application via the public service job portal Interamt at by 15th of January 2019. Please note the position identification number: 485732 (StellenID)/Kz. 121/18.

If you have questions about the application procedure, please contact
Doreen Hampson
Telefon: +49 30 18754-3732

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