Digital Education Specialist

Employment type:
Full time

Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 with the mission to enable access to high-quality education for refugees and underserved communities through digital solutions. Our team of Kironistas is international, agile and thinks out-of-the-box. We are education experts, techies, designers, project managers, communicators, grant writers, researchers, coffee-drinkers, innovators and dreamers, who work together on this mission every day. 

Meet your future colleagues:
KironistasEnrique, UX Designer
As a designer I talk with our students to understand how to improve Kiron Campus for them. I can see how we directly impact their lives.

As our new Digital Education Specialist

… you will be responsible for the selection, creation and curation of digital educational content on our platform Kiron Campus, aligned with the content strategy and the programs developed by our impact partners, as well as the management of content delivering partners. 

In this role, you will…

… be responsible for a variety of things, instead of just focusing on one aspect of learning design. You will influence Kiron’s learning platform (Kiron Campus), create courses and programs based on learner feedback, strategic direction as well as input from evaluators and data analysts. Together with our Senior Education Specialist, you’ll be setting up evaluation, quality management and data collection processes around Kiron’s and partner’s courses and programs. The role fuses educational expertise with agile- and partnerships management. You’ll be working closely with our Collective Impact Campus partners, our Curriculum Coordinators in Jordan & Lebanon, and the Network Engagement Team.



Your daily responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and implementing digital education programs 
  • Creating diverse learning materials for specific projects
  • Selecting and curating from content-partners’ catalogs and Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • Liaising with our impact partners as well as internal and external stakeholders to ensure they deliver their learning programs successfully
  • Validating/reviewing/adapting learning content created by our impact partners to ensure it aligns with Kiron’s content strategy and quality standards



You will work on projects like:

  • The curation of content for learning programs about topics, such as Critical Thinking, Digital Skills or English for professional contexts 
  • Supporting partners use the Kiron platform to create and deliver their learning programs
  • Delivering digital education workshops for partners



About you

To succeed and grow in this position, you likely…

  • Have worked as a digital education specialist (or in a role with relevant transferable skills)
  • You have experience in the field of education, have a learner centered mindset and think in terms of learning objectives 
  • Are familiar with online learning products as well as tech-savvy 
  • Have experience managing relationships with partners or external actors
  • Have worked with or relate to our target group who often live and learn under difficult circumstances
  • Know how to use Google suite
  • Speak English and German at proficient level


… and will be:

  • Passionate about digital education and its potential 
  • Creative in how you design engaging learning content
  • A great communicator  to align with a wide range of stakeholders 
  • A problem-solver with the ability to work on many projects at the same time and coordinate with internal stakeholders for timely deliverables  
  • Flexible to accommodate the needs of partners
  • Interested in getting in contact with a global network of organizations
  • Hands-on, open-minded, adaptable and open for tasks of different nature 
  • Comfortable working remotely


Ideally, you might also have: 

  • Experience with LMS, SCORM, OER
  • Knowledge about adult education theory
  • Previous teaching experience


This profile draws on our experience of people who have been successful in this role in the past. We warmly encourage you to apply if you feel your experience and skills equip you for this job but are not listed here!



This is what you can expect…

After your first month, you will be familiar with Kiron’s Frontend and Backend, with the content on our Campus, and with the structure of the organization and the projects the team is working on.

After three months, you will be able to build and implement learning materials on the platform following Kiron’s process and tools, such as StoryBoards. You will also be able to join partner calls and contribute to projects.

After six months, you will be self-sufficient in workflow, confident using Kiron’s BE and FE to develop a curriculum, and able to onboard & support impact partners delivering their programs via our platform.

After one year, you will be shaping Kiron’s content strategy, priorities, and the strategic orientation of program- and product development. You’ll be able to identify students’ needs, perform quality management, lead course and programme implementation on our Campus, as well as onboard new team members.



What we offer

  • We are a mission-driven organization committed to making a difference for underserved communities 
  • We offer a flexible, agile and entrepreneurial work environment, where purpose, enthusiasm, and your ideas are valued
  • We are a vibrant and international team based in Germany, Jordan and Lebanon 
  • We offer 30 days vacation, flexible and remote work arrangements, benefits and discounts, team-building activities and opportunities for professional development



Are you ready to join our mission? Then please submit your application via this link.


If you are interested in learning more about Kiron or have questions about the position or your application, please contact [email protected]

Kiron Open Higher Education is an inclusive organisation. We explicitly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities and groups to apply, especially those with a migration / refugee background. We can provide financial assistance for interview expenses if required. We are also happy to discuss individual requirements relating to the application process and/or the demands of the role itself with candidates who have disabilities to ensure reasonable adjustments are confirmed in advance. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to speak to someone in confidence about your needs. 

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