Learning technologist

The European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease, a commission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations seeks a learning technologist to support a rapidly growing e-learning programme, providing multi-lingual specialized training to veterinarians across Europe and globally.

The learning technologist will assist in the development and delivery of e-learning courses and resources in collaboration with EuFMD’s subject experts. The learning technologist will provide technical and pedagogical support to management of the EuFMD virtual learning environment (Moodle based), liase with academic partners through which the platform and courses are delivered, and advise on future e-learning strategy. Email Eufmd-training@fao.org

Skills and experience


  • Professional qualification in learning technology related field, or substantial relevant experience.
  • At least 2 year’s experience managing and developing a virtual learning environment, preferably Moodle based.
  • Enthusiasm to seek new and innovative solutions to training challenges and promote creativity in the application of learning technologies.

Experience of working with subject experts to:

  • advise on appropriate e-learning solutions;
  • develop online learning courses and resources;
  • provide training to subject experts on use of e-learning technologies.

Experience with e-learning authoring tools particularly:

  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Storyline
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript and media applications
  • Experience of instructional design for delivery of e-learning by smartphone;
  • Experience of project management of e-learning course delivery, able to work on own initiative to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent proficiency in English language, strong written and verbal communication skills.



  • Experience of developing e-learning solutions for international audiences, including those in resource poor settings
  • Experience of design of online courses for translation into multiple languages
  • Experience of the use of webinars as part of online training courses
  • Experience in graphic design and video editing
  • Experience of working in an international environment, or in organisations working on animal health, livestock production or food security
  • Proficiency in other United Nations languages (French, Russian or Arabic in particular)

Interested in gaining international experience with the EuFMD?

We are always looking to update our roster of Short Term Placements (STP) in support of EuFMD activities. Apply now for 2019 - 2020. This program aims to provide professional experience in an international organisation in risk management of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), working in one or more of the EuFMD focus regions (European, Neighbourhood and Global). The work could be in the following regions: Pillar I: European member states: focus on organizing and delivering training on FMD and acting as the main liaison with the training focal points of the 38 member states; Pillar II: assisting European neighbourhood countries to put in place improve FMD prevention and control strategies, using the PCP framework; Pillar III: supporting the Global Strategy for FMD control, focusing on roll-out of online networks and training in support of regional actions in Africa, Mid-East and Asia. The duration of such STP attachments are normally six months (and a maximum of 11 months) and the EuFMD Commission will support living allowances in Rome to a ceiling of €2500 net per month (€2700 with family dependents). Applications should include:  a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating the relevance of the position for their current or future profile. Email: Eufmd@fao.org, subject line STP. Click for the full details.   

Interested in an Internship?

If you would like to work at the EuFMD as an intern, you will need to apply online via the Internship page of FAO. Please do check the requirements listed.The Internship Programme is a learning opportunity aiming to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The programme provides selected students, enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate degree programme or recent graduates with the opportunity to supplement, their academic knowledge with a practical work assignments in a field related to the work of FAO. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of FAO’s mandate and programmes.

Once you have applied through the FAO system, send an email to Eufmd@fao.org with your CV and a motivation letter.

Interested in becoming an FMD Intelligence Focal Point (IFP)?

We are making a call for experts worldwide to join our international team and to contribute to the improvement of a better global understanding of foot-and -mouth disease (FMD) circulation and risk. As a member of the EuFMD Team, the focal points will become part of a greater community working towards the global control of FMD and other animal diseases, contribute to improved FMD management and have access to a selection of e-learning material developed by EuFMD to improve their skills and knowledge. Click for more info. Apply for 2019. Please email EuFMD@fao.org with a cv and motivation letter.


EuFMD Team