Instructional Designer

We are recruiting an experienced Instructional Designer, with a background in business and agri-processing topics.


Join our team as we work together to improve the business skills of entrepreneurs who grow and process food in Africa. We can clearly say that this role is made for someone who loves learning random info, is interested in business, is creative, practical and is curious about Africa. Each year we train and coach business owners on behalf of our international clients who include GiZ, IFC World Bank, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Netherlands and many more. This is a truly international career as our current projects take us to Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Malawi, Nigeria, Madagascar and the list is growing.

Why are we recruiting?
Learning programs are more than ever a keystone in development. And because we believe in the power of practical training, we’re building a dynamic, learning practice area that makes a real difference to business owners who’re putting everything on the line. Our flavour of training is slick, simple, engaging and very practical. And because it’s all in the rest of Africa, the focus is on in-person training.

This 10-month contract could morph into a permanent position, depending on the success of the experience to us both and whether we can translate our mutual skills into a growing pool of clients and training programs.

Essential Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in education, instructional design, educational technology or similar
• Seven years proven working experience in instructional design especially on business and Agri-processing topics.
• Working knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
• Creating a smooth, learning journey is your jam (of course this includes learning design and simple assessments)
• Know your way around at least one Learning Management System – Moodle is preferred by a key client.
• Ability to write clear, engaging copy, simple instructional text, and snappy video scripts.
• Teaching or classroom facilitation experience is an added advantage.

Essential Skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, especially of simple, engaging text
• Critical thinking skills – especially research skills
• Love starting, Love finishing even more
• Attention to detail & quality
• Can work independently & handle yourself in the world of work
• Confidence working with digital technologies
• Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Canva and design skills a must
• Can mentor and coach clients and our team

This is a dynamic, learning rich environment that needs someone with good learning agility and who likes working at pace.

If this role is for you, please APPLY NOW
The post commences 20 March and selected candidates will be asked to complete a short assignment, interview, and psychometric testing.