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Education Specialist - health, adults, international; NFP

September 19 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Health, Medical, Education, Library, Education, Training, Healthcare, Human service, Medical, HR, Training, Education, Library, Health, Medical, Project management, Business analysis
Montreal, QC

PROJECT-based, freelance (fall 2021 – winter 2022) ; extension expected 

/ SPÉCIALISTE en ÉDUCATION Consultant (automne 2021 – hiver 2022) ; prolongation possible                                (santé, adultes, international; OSBL)

ENGLISH (reading, writing, speaking) : essential to daily WFH international work


The WFH is seeking a talented, and technically-knowledgeable self-starter to act as EDUCATION SPECIALIST - contractual (initial project, fall 2021 – winter 2022; extension likely) with demonstrable experience in needs assessment, curriculum design, and education development & evaluation for health-oriented educational curricula and materials (print, online).

The incumbent will be responsible for developing, evaluating and implementing a topic-based health education & training framework and curriculum. The curriculum may then be applied to other education development priority topic areas for the organization.

The successful candidate is a team player, capable of working collaboratively & effectively with a multi-sector WFH team assigned to the project.

Type of position:      part / full-time contractual (as per availability)

Reporting to:           Director, Research & Education

Location:                 Remote; occasional Montreal HQ (downtown)

Start date:             AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH - is an international not-for-profit organization that provides global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders. Established in 1963, the WFH works with member organizations in 147 countries as well as through a network of international volunteers and healthcare providers, to achieve our vision of "Treatment For All" around the world.



  • Evaluate, in consultation with WFH staff, existing WFH health training and educational programs offered across the organization  to identify overlap, gaps, and areas for improvement
  • In consultation with WFH user departments and sectors, develop a training and education framework and curriculum on pre-defined priority topic area/s.
  • Based on this framework, the incumbent will be responsible for the instructional design, development, and production of training materials, to meet the objectives of the training program and audience needs:  primarily text-based training resources -booklets, slides ; may include digital based training (ex., videos) for both virtual and in-person setting.  
  • Overall evaluation and/or development of material for educational needs assessments, training program, training guides, assessment instruments.
  • Design an evaluation & monitoring program to track and assess the impact of training on WFH audiences.
  • Work with a team of WFH staff and/or volunteers to develop specific training content; lead and/or participate in debriefings during trainings and ensure effective evaluation of training objectives.
  • Prepare and conduct baseline studies and needs assessments.
  • Contribute to the implementation of WFH's knowledge sharing strategy.



  • University degree (preferably graduate degree) in education, curriculum development, public health, life / health sciences, instructional design & technology, and/or related field


  •  Six to nine (6-9) years minimum of relevant work experience in the development of educational & training materials for international development and/or healthcare community
  • Minimum five (5) years proven track record in writing, editing, and coordinating production of curricula and/or educational resources in the medical or healthcare field - essential; knowledge of hemophilia and/or bleeding disorders an asset;


  • Superior writing and editing skills, with ability to communicate complex medical concepts in language suitable to specific target audience (patient, healthcare professional, advocate, policy maker, others)
  • Experience in print and online publishing; also designing online training courses
  • Demonstrable effective project and time management skills; able to balance and prioritize multiple tasks & work on several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, produce deliverables as assigned
  • Critical thinker, resourceful; adept at taking initiative and following through; able to solve problems; effective in a fast-paced, changing environment; motivated and self-driven
  • Excellent organizational skills; attentive to detail
  • Collaborative with others; ability to work well with multiple staff teams, international volunteers, and external stakeholders
  • High computer proficiency, with superior knowledge of Microsoft Word for text design, Survey Monkey for data collection and analysis; Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with eLearning platforms & multimedia software; LMS experience – asset
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Moodle - asset
  • Ability to communicate orally in English, read and understand fully documents produced in same (essential to daily WFH international work); working knowledge of French, Spanish, and/or other international language(s) - preferred
  • Entitled to live and work in Quebec, Canada (all currently home based)
  • Availability & flexibility to undertake occasional international travel if needed (post Covid-19 restrictions)

Compensation will be commensurate with background and experience.


Please send IMMEDIATELY an ENGLISH resume & COVER LETTER (essential)  to:

 E: ***********.**********@***.***            

Fédération mondiale de l'hémophilie /The World Federation of Hemophilia – Montréal QC  H3G 1T7 


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