Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Background: In 2009, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), US Department of State funded the development of the Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders (UTC) basic level training series. This series, with eight courses, was further expanded in 2014 to the advanced level with 14 courses. Collectively, the courses cover the broad spectrum of addiction treatment and recovery and are intended to enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of addiction professionals, as well as promote evidence-based practice substance use disorders treatment. Each course is designed to ensure that practitioners in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment field develop a balanced perspective of the principles relating to SUD treatment, recovery management and continuing care.
In support to the UTC, specialized curricula are being developed including 4 courses for Guiding Recovery of Women (GROW), 3 courses of Developing Community based Support and Recovery Oriented Support System.The overall goal of the curriculum development training series is to build international drug demand reduction capacity through training and education and equip prevention and addiction professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies to efficiently deliver drug demand reduction services to individuals with substance use disorders, their families and communities. In addition, these series also present evidence-based prevention and treatment practices that are responsive to the ever-changing needs of the targeted beneficiaries.
The overall developmental objective of curriculum development is to support the professionalization of the global drug demand reduction workforce with emphasis on improving the quality, relevance and standards of the training series. Specifically, it aims to ensure that the courses developed are competency-based, up-to-date and relevant, adhering to quality assurance in accordance to international standards.
Applications are invited from qualified and experienced International and local personnel for the above post based in Colombo, which meets the required criteria: This is an International hire position contingent upon donor funding.
Purpose: The Project Manager has the primary responsibility of ensuring that the deliverables of the projects will be achieved in the period of performance as stated in the proposals. The Project Manager for Curriculum Development is responsible for the effective and efficient management of projects pertaining to curriculum development and, will report directly to the DAP Director.
Job Duties/Main Responsibilities
The Project Manager will take the lead for overall strategy development, management and monitoring of the curriculum development projects, and work closely with the curriculum writers for the accomplishment of the following tasks:
Manage the curriculum development process:
Supervise, guide and coordinate the work of the graphic designers. Review the work- in- progress to resolve concerns and issues related to design, layout and formatting of the manuals.
Oversee the coordination of activities related to project expenditures and utilization of funds, project and/or budget revisions, preparation and dissemination of work plans, and other related project documentation in compliance with applicable CP financial, administrative and operational rules and regulations.
Prepare reports in compliance with applicable CP operational rules and regulations.
Lead and/or supervise field missions and represent the Colombo Plan and DAP in various fora upon the DAP Director’s approval.
Perform other duties as required by the DAP Director.
Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements