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Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
MicroMentor is a growing initiative within Mercy Corps and functions much like a technology start-up. Through a proprietary online mentoring platform, MicroMentor provides a technology solution that connects small business owners and entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer business mentors on a global scale. We strive to overcome geographical limitations and deliver business resources at scale to under-resourced communities around the globe, in one-to-many mentoring forums and meaningful one-on-one relationships. Entrepreneurs matched with a mentor have shown significant results in terms of improved job creation, business survival, and revenue growth. Since inception, MicroMentor’s community has grown to more than 270,000 entrepreneurs and 85,000 mentors across 180 countries. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, MicroMentor has a growing community of more than 26,000 entrepreneurs, and 8,400 mentors.
With MicroMentor’s community expansion and engagement success, MicroMentor has developed a Virtual Training System and has created content (in text written format only) for its first training course called the Mentor Masterclass. This training course consists of three modules (approximately a 1 hour training) targeted towards mentors on the platform, and currently is available in English. This year, MicroMentor aims to launch the Virtual Training System for users in the MENA region by contextualizing, translating and redesigning an improved and engaging eLearning experience for its signature Mentor Masterclass course through its Learning Management System on MicroMentor’s online platform.
Purpose / Project Description:
The purpose of this project is to contextualize, translate and design an engaging eLearning experience for MicroMentor’s Mentor Masterclass training course to be launched for users in the MENA region by the end of this consultancy. The eLearning experience developed during this consultancy will reflect best practices for eLearning in virtual training systems to drive faster adoption, greater utilization, and deeper proficiency of the implemented systems and processes by business mentor to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI, and the achievement of entrepreneurs’ desired business outcomes.
The Consultant will:
The Consultant will:
Timeframe / Schedule:
MicroMentor aims to have the Mentor Masterclass translated and launched for users by May 2023.
Applicants will be shortlisted, and will be requested to share a proposal for how they will conduct the project, including time estimate and their daily rate.
A final timeline will be developed in consultation with Mercy Corps at the beginning of the consultancy to establish clear deadlines for submission of deliverables.
The Consultant will report to:
Senior Program Officer - MicroMentor
The Consultant will work closely with:
Programs & Innovations Manager - MicroMentor
Required Experience & Skills:
We expect the candidates will provide samples of their previous work such as: course samples, reviews, testimonials, sample curricula, or case studies, and a list of references.
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