Instructional Designer

Posted by
Last Mile Health
Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi
Published 17 days ago

This role was posted on July 7, 2021. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis and prioritize those received within the two weeks of posting. 

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all teachers and learners. Do you have experience leading the development and design of live, online, and blended learning programs? If so, you may be the perfect fit for our Instructional Designer role. 

Reporting directly to the Director of Education, the Instructional Designer provides leadership and project management in the design, development, and production of live, digital, and blended upskiling activities. The Instructional Designer will also work with country teams (Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda) to design, review, and advise on instructional learning activities and leverage technology to promote innovative pedagogy/andragogy that meets the needs of the learners and country specific goals.

This position is open to candidates located in Liberia, Malawi, Uganda, or on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Candidates must have the ability to work in one of the countries listed above. 

What You'll Do

  • Develop, design, and review content pieces, curricula, and assessments  
  • Facilitate implementation of online and blended learning programs
  • Work with country teams, the monitoring and evaluation team, and subject matter experts to design, develop, review, produce, and quality control upskilling activities based on country defined goals 
  • Facilitate the development of coursework through implementation of outcomes-based instructional delivery and assessment strategies
  • Design superior user-friendly, learner-focused, outcomes-based  live, digital, and blended learning activities
  • Conduct needs assessments, analyzes data and makes recommendations regarding instructional best practices and learning technologies using adaptive management processes

What You'll Bring

  • A Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Education, or related field or 3-5 years of related experience with bachelor’s degree, is required
  • 1-3 years of experience developing public health curricula, with a preference for curricula developed for health systems leaders and related to community health
  • Experience in instructional design in the continuing education environment
  • Experience working in learning management systems and related eLearning design software
  • Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and function well in fast moving work environment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple work streams seamlessly 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and build community with a wide range of stakeholders, including a variety of  learners, partner organizations, government representatives, and academic institutions

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have experience working in the continuing education environment, preferably related to work in Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Uganda
  • You have experience working with Moodle and Articulate Storyline/Captivate
  • You have an eye for detail and experience with copyediting

Benefits Information

As LMH strives to increase transparency into our compensation principles we are highlighting below more details around our compensation policy and benefits associated with this position. In line with our compensation principles, this position will pay at the 50th to 60th percentile of the market to which you are employed. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process. 

Compensation range: $63,000 - $80,000 dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role

Compensation range (Liberia, Uganda, Malawi): $20,000 - $40,000 dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role

You can read about our competitive benefits offerings here.

Principles guiding our compensation policy:

  • Data Driven: We benchmark salaries against large datasets containing compensation data from organizations with whom we compete for talent. We benchmark salaries for specific roles and specific candidate experience.
  • Competitive: Candidates should be paid the most competitive salaries possible for their position given budgetary constraints. We aim to pay above market, typically between the 50th-60th percentile of the market.
  • Transparent: Compensation policies should be transparent and easily understood. We want all candidates to understand how we set salaries and to know we aim to pay competitively.
  • Equitable: Compensation should be implemented consistently across candidates of different identities, teams, and geographies, while keeping into account the different talent markets and economies we operate in.
  • Responsible: LMH needs to operate in a sustainable way and practice good stewardship of our resources.

About Last Mile Health 

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Malawi, Boston and New York. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This role was posted on July 7, 2021. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis and prioritize those received within the two weeks of posting. 

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all teachers and learners. Do you have…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


Lilongwe, Malawi

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