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Authors for an online training course

3 Apr 2024

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18 Apr 2024

Title

Authors for an online training course

Duration: 6 weeks

Salary: Up to €4000. The author of the entire course will receive the full fee. Partial authors will receive a pro-rated fee depending on the number of course modules produced. Please note that the modules are valued differently depending on the availability of existing information on the topic. See the fee breakdown below.

Purpose of the job

MRG seeks an author (or a team of authors) to design the material for an online course on minority rights in Egypt (ethnic, religious and gender minorities), intersectionality, national advocacy, international advocacy and project design and management in Arabic or English. The online training is a package of several modules that will target 65 participants from civil society organizations. They will later be invited to apply for grants to put their learning into practice.

The post holder will develop the course specifically to support a greater understanding of minority and gender principles, address issues of low capacity on advocacy and strengthen project design and management capabilities. The course will also be developed specifically to address the situation in Egypt. It will target those working on human and minority rights and marginalized communities’ issues as well as those working on cultural issues. The participants will have the chance to increase their ability to utilize tools and practical methods to increase their public engagement with both stakeholders and their beneficiaries. After completing the course, participants can use the learned skills to increase and improve the advocacy that they are undertaking with and on behalf of their communities at the national level as well as internationally.

The post holder will design the course material, and MRG will review it and provide feedback. The course is expected to have a mix of theoretical, interactive, and know-how elements, including videos, graphics, interviews, webinars, and case studies. MRG will lead the administration of the course.

Main duties and responsibilities

As an author, you will play a pivotal role in developing comprehensive and engaging material for an online training course aimed at building theoretical skills on minority rights, gender rights, and intersectionality, as well as technical skills in advocacy, project design, and implementation for civil society organizations (CSOs).

The post holder will be responsible for developing a well-structured and engaging training course that prepares participants for advocacy and public engagement and programme design and implementation. To do so, the post holder will collaborate with MRG on the course design and ensure the content is relevant to the country. Each module should include interactive exercises that participants must complete as they go through the materials, and they are also required to do longer assignments requiring additional research.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop (up to) four modules for the online training course, in collaboration with MRG, focusing on (1) gender rights (LGBTQIA+) and related international advocacy, (2) cultural advocacy, (3) national advocacy and awareness raising, and (4) project design and management. Note: MRG will develop additional modules internally.
  • Integrate interactive elements into the course in addition to more extended assignments.
  • Design engaging activities that allow participants to apply practical methods and tools effectively.
  • Organize the course structure, ensuring it aligns with the course duration and learning objectives. Note: There will be four separate target groups for the course. Each target group will complete three modules pre-selected from the course’s theoretical and technical aspects. For every 2-3-module combination, the duration must span six weeks.
  • Collaborate with the course editor to provide clarification and further materials if needed.
  • Collaborate with the e-tutors responsible for facilitating the course to provide clarifications on specific topics.
  • Develop assessment tools such as quizzes, tests, or short papers to measure trainees’ knowledge after each module.
  • Ensure that the course content and materials promote cultural sensitivity and inclusivity, taking into account the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the trainees.
  • Be receptive to feedback from MRG.
  • Share a commitment to advancing human rights knowledge among trainees and integrate relevant content into the course.
  • Keep proper records and turn them in to MRG.
  • Collaborate with co-authors (if any) to ensure the quality and consistency of the course materials and content, aligning them with the programme’s objectives and goals.

Person specification

  • Excellent experience in human rights and minority rights.
  • Knowledge of the Egyptian context.
  • Expertise in practical and theoretical evidence-based advocacy approaches and methods of engaging with public discourse.
  • Proven experience in designing engaging training curricula and courses
  • Strong understanding of shrinking civic space and advocacy strategies applicable in such circumstances.
  • Familiarity with CSO-related topics is a huge asset.
  • Must be highly computer literate and flexible.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be willing to collaborate with MRG and partners on the course design.

Materials expected to be produced and delivered

  1. Comprehensive training materials that will include: Text for (up to) 4 modules in English that will cover (1) gender rights (LGBTQIA+) and related international advocacy, (2) cultural advocacy, (3) national advocacy and awareness raising, and (4) project design and management.
  2. Assessments to test participants’ knowledge for each module, including quizzes, assignments, etc.
  3. Suggesting interactive materials, including videos and other interactive materials, to accompany the text.

MRG’s roles and responsibilities

  1. MRG will take on the administrative responsibilities for the course, ensuring its smooth operation, coordination, and logistics.
  2. MRG will provide the resources to facilitate the successful development and execution of the online training course.
  3. MRG will contribute to the feedback and evaluation process, actively seeking input from participants and stakeholders to improve the course continuously.
  4. MRG will maintain open lines of communication and collaboration with the designer to ensure the programme’s success.

Fee breakdown per module

  1. Gender rights (LGBTQIA+) and related international advocacy: €1000.
  2. Cultural advocacy: €1500
  3. National advocacy and awareness raising: €1000
  4. Project design and management: €500

Timeline

  • 3 April: Call released.
  • 18 April: Closing date to receive applications.
  • 5 May: Final candidates confirmed, and work begins as soon as possible after that.
  • 15 June: First draft submitted.
  • Two weeks after submitting the first draft: Final draft after integrating feedback.

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