Curriculum Development Officer

Organization Name: Spark MicroGrants
Location: Gulu, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA
Role Code: G12-Int

Role Overview

The Curriculum Development Officer will collaborate with the Spark Team to build materials and tools critical for Spark’s program of training partners to deliver the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) model. The Officer’s responsibilities will involve documenting processes and practices that are critical for Spark’s success. This will involve supporting colleagues to build case studies and relevant tools and materials, including a range of audio/visual tools and apps. These tools, materials, and curricula will be crucial to improving Spark’s program and scalability.

Based in Gulu, the Curriculum Development Officer will help build context specific tools using the results of learning projects. In this regard, the Officer will facilitate discussions to gather inputs, feedback and recommendations from the team, partners and communities. This will allow Spark to improve the effectiveness of its work.


  • Track and document iterations on the training curriculum
  • Facilitate discussions to strengthen the Spark training curriculum
  • Document processes and practices that are critical for success for implementing partners
  • Support team members to document best practices and challenges through case studies, to improve the scalability and replicability of Spark’s work and effectiveness through partners
  • Develop audio and visual training tools
  • Produce country specific materials and updates for in-country partners on program progress

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree, ideally in the social sciences or public health discipline
  • Experience in writing training materials and/or curricula*
  • Audio/video production skills*
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, including verbal, written, and facilitation*
  • Project management skills, including managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst distributed teams*
  • Working proficiency in French
  • Design skills, e.g. proficiency in Adobe Create Suite tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign
  • Prior experience in grassroots projects or community-driven development
  • Strong accountability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (as direct line manager will be in a different location)

About the Organization

Spark equips local governments, civil society organizations and NGOs with a tested approach and accompanying tools for activating villages to drive their own planning and development. Spark’s novel Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) enables remote villages to design and launch their own communal projects, from schools to farms. To date, over 200 communities across six countries have completed this process. At the heart of Spark’s approach are weekly meetings, in which women and men, young and old, sit together and plan for their community’s future. Each village democratically elects a leadership committee, defines communal goals, plans a project and establishes a village savings group. As a part of the process, villages receive a seed fund of up to 8,000 USD to make project ideas a reality. Through this approach, Spark enables institutions to put resources and power directly into the hands of those they serve.

Role Function: Knowledge Management, Program Design / Program Planning, Teaching / Training / Curriculum Development
Issue Area: Agriculture, Economic Development, Food Security / Nutrition

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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Note: these vary depending on placement country and citizenship.

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