Curriculum / UAE

Curriculum and Instruction Country Lead, United Arab Emirates

You will be part of Generation – Generation is the world’s largest, fastest scaling global employment program, providing young and mid-career adults with the opportunity to launch successful careers and change their life trajectories. Our goal is to deliver for our learners and employers simultaneously: supporting the personal and financial well-being of our graduates, while helping businesses make entry-level hires who are higher productivity, higher quality, retain longer, and are faster to promotion than peers. Founded by McKinsey & Company, Generation is its own legal non-profit entity active in 10 countries to date – USA, Kenya, Spain, Mexico, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore, France, Italy, and Pakistan – and will launch in UAE in 2018.

Generation programs are structured as intensive bootcamps ranging from 3–12 weeks. The programs offer students integrated technical, behavioral, mindset, and employment skills training, mentorship support and community services as well as job-placement support when they graduate.

Generation’s programmatic approach includes operating 3–12 week “bootcamp” trainings for young adults to prepare them for employment in a specific profession. The Generation curriculum team designs curricula for the “bootcamps” across our countries and professions. Trainings are based on the technical and behavioral skills and mindsets specific to a given profession determined by our team’s analysis. Technical and behavioral skills and mindsets are taught and practiced in an integrated way throughout the bootcamp training.

We are seeking a Curriculum & Instruction Lead to manage curriculum design and implementation for a large partnership across several countries in the Middle East region. You will work closely with our Global Curriculum & Instruction team to bring the methodology to life in this new partnership and geography. This role is suited for an experienced educational project manager who is excited to be at the cutting-edge of workforce development and to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing, global environment.

The role is based in Dubai, with travel in the region (to include the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Arabic fluency strongly preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

To be successful you'll need:

Mindsets & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably a master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years instructional design experience, including multi- week programs, based on needs analysis and active, practice-based learning experiences
  • Minimum of 3 years of project management and team leadership experience
  • Mastery of adult learning principles and experience designing instructional materials for adult learners (>18 years of age)
  • Exceptional project management skills, managing many stakeholders and workflows on a tight timeline
  • Success building and managing collaborative relationships
  • Experience teaching and/or designing instructional materials for populations from different cultures, young adults aged 18-29 years old, and students facing barriers to employment
  • Experience designing blended learning experiences
  • Arabic fluency


  • Excited by the idea of working in a fast-moving global environment
  • Proactive collaborator, willing to propose solutions and ideas to challenges based on expertise, debate their merits, and make final recommendations for curriculum design
  • Self-reflective and open to receiving and giving frequent feedback
  • A self-starter who can thrive in a remote work environment
  • Excitement for substantial travel

What you'll do:


Curriculum development (60%)

  • Engage key stakeholders within the partner organization to understand training priorities, timelines, implementation constraints, and resources to draw on (e.g., partner organization staff, existing materials)
  • Lead the development of curriculum materials using the Generation methodology for a variety of professions, geographic contexts, and learner types. Conduct or provide support to junior team member for the following activities: design performance goals, conceptualize program architecture, sequence modules and learning sessions
  • Ensure curriculum projects are executed on time, with the engagement of key internal and external stakeholders. Conduct and/or provide support to a junior team member in the following activities: assemble a team of internal or contract designers and subject matter experts, develop a project timeline, and solicit / respond to feedback from key stakeholders
  • Review performance of training programs and ensure necessary revisions to curriculum are made

Instructional quality (30%)

  • Building on Generation’s global tools, establish instructional quality measures and reporting mechanisms
  • Ensure instructors are identified, prepared, and supported in delivering Generation programs across multiple geographies (may include designing onboarding and train-the-trainer experiences)
  • Directly manage dedicated country-level team members in delivering onboarding, training, and coaching to instructors

Partnership support (10%)

  • Join business and partnership development conversations at all stages, in order to represent the Generation curriculum & instruction methodology
  • Support the onboarding and training of new project team members (e.g., instructor coaches) to ensure they can represent Generation’s curriculum methodology and implement programs with fidelity

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.