Consultancy – Wider Impacts Online Course Development

September 13, 2021
Washington, D.C.
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Experience (minimum)
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Education (minimum)
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Travel Required?
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Base Salary
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About InterAction: 

InterAction is the largest U.S. based coalition of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with 180+ members working around the world in low- and middle-income countries, fragile and post-conflict states, and emerging/growth economies. Member organizations are large and small, secular and faith-based, with a focus on people living in the world’s most poor and vulnerable places. The U.S. public, foundations, and governments support the work of our member NGOs that collectively invest and manage more than $15.4 billion a year. InterAction revenues come from dues, government grants, private foundation and corporate grants, and a fee-for-service program portfolio. Using its collective voice and convening power, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change – that advance human dignity, human potential, and self-determination.

To learn more about InterAction's mission, DEI approach, values and more visit the link below:

Who We Are - InterAction

Background: Humanitarian shelter and settlements (S&S) assistance strives to meet one of the most essential and often lifesaving needs of the conflict and disaster affected communities. Even the most basic S&S assistance can contribute to a sense of normalcy, improve physical and legal protection, support psychological and socio-economic conditions as well as provide access to essential services such as health, WASH, education, livelihood, legal rights and more.  However, the interlinks between and overarching contributions of S&S assistance and other sectoral efforts are often overlooked. Wider Impacts of Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements training will assist InterAction Members and humanitarian community to understand, collaborate and advocate for better programming and policy. 

The Wider Impacts of Shelter and Settlements Assistance1 (InterAction, 2020) has done a systematic review of published reports and research findings and has identified significant contributions of S&S assistance as well as gaps in knowledge and understanding among humanitarian actors. This publication has been well received among many humanitarian and development actors, including donors, government institutions and academia. The Roadmap for Research2 (InterAction, 2021) further reinforced the links between multiple humanitarian outcomes. 

This call for consultancy will develop an online learning module/s based on curriculum developed by InterAction. It will be based on the previous trainings developed by InterAction.   It is expected that the course will consist of three main modules: an executive summary, short modules of S&S impacts by sectors, and conclusions and take away. The course will be approximately 60 minutes in length and consist of 60 slides. 

Specific Tasks: 

  • Work with Curriculum Development Consultant and provide appropriate guidance for developing the course content
  • Provide sample templatesfor developing curriculum/slides and graphics 
  • Review the provided curriculum and provide course contents (PowerPoint slides, references, and session audio files)
  • Provide appropriate guidance and format for graphics, audio,and video to be incorporated 
  • Once the curriculum is developed, ensure it is accurately capturedwithin the course 
  • In consultation with InterAction, identify voice narrator and incorporate narrationaccurately. 
  • Reference appropriate text, documents,and links (from the transcript and reference materials provided) to match each learning  
  • Incorporate brief voiceover script for each module from S&S experts as appropriate and in consultation with the curriculum development consultant
  • The course should be available on all appropriate platforms such as laptops and mobile phones(various PC browsers, iOS and Android). 
  • Appropriate links and interoperability between the course and MS Office platforms (open text documents, open email in outlook)
  • Output must meet LMS training certification needs (to be defined).


Technical requirements: 

  • The output file preferences may include SWF and/or iPad Player files. Meet all communication standard supported by the LMS (to be confirmed)
  • Options to make course meet SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, Tin Can API, or AICC.
  • The metadata that will be reported to the LMS for this courseshould meet standards and will be provided, including tracking options. 
  • Consultant entity will assist the InterAction team by providing the relevant documentation and training technical requirements.



  • Previous track record of developing trainings for Non-profit and humanitarian organizations
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in online course development
  • Ability to incorporate branding requirements as set by InterAction
  • Flexibility to work across time zonesand adopt to changing requirements  
  • Available for review meetings with peer-review teams (3 meetings) 
  • Ability to meet strict project timeframes and ability to work alongside of other consultants in this project


Period of Performance: 

  • Initial discussion and design of formats will occurbetween Oct 2021 Nov 2021. The consultant will provide appropriate  
  • The substantial work will occur between Jan 2021 and March 2022, during which time the online course will be developed (based on curriculumslides provided) 
  • Initial review will occur during April 2022followed by voice narration 
  • Final review and completion by June 2022


Application Process:  

Interested organizations should send the following documents to indicating Wider Impacts Online Course Development in the subject line by October 15, 2021. Only finalists will be contacted. 

  • Company profile withcontact details, background (highlighting specific experience in online course development) and qualifications (see above) as it pertains to the objectives of the work, relevant credentials, and any relevant partnering agreements. 
  • Suggested outline and overview describing the proposed methodology and creative concepts.
  • Links to prior online course publishedor work samples. 
  • Detailed cost proposal with appropriate breakdown

Questions/Comments: Please send your initial inquiries related to the consultancy via email to with a copy to by 15 October 2021.

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