Back Consultant - Code of Ethics eLearning Development - Portland, OR or Remote

  • Added Date: Monday, 02 April 2018
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 30 April 2018


Mercy Corps strives to build a better world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, free of harassment and bias. To that end, last spring we made it a global priority to strengthen our culture, policies and procedures related to gender diversity and inclusion and sexual misconduct in any form. In addition to continuing working on a full suite of board-approved code-of-conduct policies, we are also reassessing our content and approach to training. We know that policies have to be more than words on paper. It's what we do with them that will determine whether they're effective. Our new measures will receive the appropriate time, attention and dedicated resources.

Purpose / Project Description:

Our teams are revising and strengthening our ethics policies and guidance, related to sexual misconduct, child safeguarding, whistleblowing and fraud. As we develop this full suite of Code of Ethics policies, a team of subject matter experts is writing scripts for a series of Code of Ethics courses. The eLearning Developer will assist the internal Learning Technology Specialist building these eLearning courses to be installed on the Mercy Corps Learning Management System (LMS) and also for offline use in areas with no unreliable internet access.

Consultant Objective:

Based on the script created by a subject matter expert (SME), the elearning development consultant may review the script and make adjustments, if necessary, to optimize the script for development in an elearning course. The elearning development consultant will build each course using Articulate Storyline and provided media assets. The consultant will work off of an existing template and coordinate his/her activities with Mercy Corps internal eLearning Developers.

Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:

  • Build elearning courses utilizing videos, text based slides, interactivities, and quizzes (finished length approximately 5-10 minutes each) on each of the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Code of Ethics and alignment with the Core values and culture of working at Mercy Corps;

  • Sexual misconduct in the workplace (sexual harassment and assault);

  • Preventing sexual exploitation and abuse and Anti-human trafficking;

  • Anti-Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination;

  • Fraud & Corruption; and

  • Ethics Complaint Hotline and Whistleblower Policy

  • Mercy Corps philosophy to Code of Ethics training is to ensure that both prohibited conduct and positive expectations of behavior are presented. Each modules should take the following general approach:

  • Why we care

  • Key term definitions/ prohibited conduct

  • Expectations on conduct

  • How to report (with reference to a fuller Ethics Complaint and Whistleblower module)

  • Each course should have a short, knowledge testing requirement (up to 5 questions or scenarios)

Consultant Deliverables:

The Consultant will provide the following deliverables:

  • Seven e-learning modules in a SCORM format.

Timeframe / Schedule:

May - June 2018

  • eLearning course scripts available for start of development: May 15 2018
  • Delivery of SCORM course: June 20 2018

Consultant Background:

  • 2 to 3 years demonstrated ability to independently build high quality interactive elearning courses using Articulate Storyline. Portfolio required.
  • Video production and editing preferred

The Consultant will report to:

Learning Technology Specialist

The Consultant will work closely with:

Senior Ethics Officer, Director of Global Human Resources, Sr. Learning Advisor and Subject Matter Expert consultant

To apply:

Individuals or institutions interested in applying for this consultancy must submit materials to Mercy Corps by Friday, April 6. They are requested to include in their application the following documents: CV, proposed methodology, information on the proposed consultancy rate.

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