Instructional Design Specialist

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd January, 2021

Job Description

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Team Lead for Member States Training, the Instructional Design Specialist will act as first-level support in the Safeguards Training Section for support and development of Safeguards online/remote learning. The Instructional Design Specialist presents and makes recommendations regarding course design, innovative instructional technologies, and instructional delivery options. The incumbent, in consultation with Training Officers in the Section, also develops instructional materials and aids for stand-alone, instructor-led classroom or online use, including materials, products and tools for a technology-based redesign of existing courses.


The Instructional Design Specialist is: 1) a technical specialist in instructional design, 2) a trainer employing the Systematic Approach to Training to identify training needs of the Department of Safeguards and States implementing safeguards, and develop and implement courses, curricula, and learning paths to meet those needs, and 3) a specialist on web-based instructional approaches, tools, and design software.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Provide technical advice to training officers on curricula and instructional methods, and keep apprised of Departmental policies to help ensure they are reflected in training materials and courses.
  • Develop instructional methods for SSAC training courses, including e-learning, online and in-person courses.
  • Create technology-based learning materials to be hosted on the Agency Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Assess training needs of States through reviews of States’ requests for training, discussions with relevant Divisions and evaluation questionnaires.
  • Develop instructional materials and modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate participant needs.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of training and educational courses, outreach and other activities.
  • Provide training on the functions and use of innovative instructional technologies and equipment or tools for the delivery of online or e-learning courses.
  • Keep apprised of innovations in instructional design and provide training to staff involved in e-Learning activities on the functions and use of innovative instructional technologies, equipment, and tools for the delivery of online or e-learning courses and activities. This includes training on graphic design, formatting, content packaging, compilation and uploading of e-learning content in line with established Agency standards, as well as learning strategies, common educational policies and courseware standards.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor's Degree - University degree in Social Science, Education or related field.
  • Certification in adult education, instructional design, or related field is an asset.
  • Minimum of five years of combined experience in learning and development, the design of training courses and curricula, and e-learning development and implementation.
  • Experience with instructional design methodology.
  • Experience working in a technical organization is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


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