Instructional Designer Position

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

Our client in the Education sector is looking to recruit an Instructional designer to take ownership for the development of digital learning resources for all modules being offered by our client. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in ensuring the development of content is relevant to the learning cohort, adheres to sound instructional design principles and is developed within the required timelines and the scope of

the project.


Permanent position

Location: Johannesburg

Working conditions: Hybrid


Minimum Requirements:

The successful applicant will meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of a B.Honours Degree
  • At least 6 years’ experience/instructional design which would include at least 5 years’ work experience in a learning management (online)environment
  • Working knowledge of web design technologies, e.g. HTML
  • A good understanding of online assessments and learner management systems.
  • A sound knowledge of EdTech tools



  • Technical skills including troubleshooting and resolution of issues and a sound knowledge of directories and systems
  • Ability to collaborate with members at all levels of the institution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant technical skills, including troubleshooting and resolution of technology issues.
  • Proficiency in Moodle, Articulate360, H5P and other relevant instructional design programmes and software.
  • A team player
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills



  • Conceptualise and design engaging learning content and activities to support learning and teaching in a digital environment.
  • Design high-quality, student-centred digital learning experiences and resources.
  • Coordinate learning content development where external resources are used.
  • Review and refine developed content for compliance with sound instructional design principles.
  • Ensure that learning activities, products and services are consistent with the institution’s requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to provide digital design solutions which meet their needs.
  • Develop innovative, pedagogically sound blended and online learning resources in collaboration with the Learning, Teaching and Assessment teams.
  • Manage the components of design projects to achieve the project objectives within the agreed timeframes and provide progress reports as required by the project
  • Actively participate in team initiatives and projects and cooperate with team members in a manner that reflects a commitment to team goals and objectives, effective communication, information sharing and problem-solving practices.
  • Develop content in consultation with Programme Coordinators and coordinate with Faculty members to complete the learning design required by each
  • Play a vital role in designing the learning resources within the eLearn Learning Management System (LMS):
    • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
    • State instructional end goals and create content that matches them.
    • Visualise instructional graphics, the user interface and the finished product.
    • Conduct instructional design research and analysis on students and contexts.
    • Apply tested instructional design theories, practice and methods.
    • Create supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc).
    • Maintain project documentation and course folders.
    • Work collaboratively with Faculty and other parties such as the Campus staff, Support Centre staff, students and key stakeholders to provide digital design solutions which meet their
    • Assist with eLearn build where required.
  • Quality Assurance of:
    • Study Materials links on eLearn.
    • How to Guides on eLearn.
  • Create Interactive Study Guides and other study material, i.e. MTSP’s, CASS Activities per module per study week.
  • General Study Skills:
    • Design according to instructional design principles, update and upload material.
    • Design engaging continuous assessment activities.
  • Design and deliver training interactions for users such as
    • How to Guides
    • Step-by-step Guides
    • Technical instructions
    • How to complete an assignment
    • Create and maintain playbooks and other collateral to document and communicate LMS instructional design elements

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