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International Organisation hiring Education Finance Expert

Oxford, United Kingdom, 13 July 2017

Education Finance

Education is usually one of the largest sectors in any government’s budget, often supported further by external finance. Yet globally there is a huge financing gap to be closed if education systems are to deliver high quality learning opportunities for all children and youth, particularly those at greatest risk of exclusion. Gaps are particularly large for some of the poorest, most fragile and conflict-affected countries, and regions within countries. We help governments and their development partners to establish new financing partnerships, design effective aid-modalities and other financing mechanisms, strengthen public financial management systems, and ensure that resources are spent effectively and equitably to meet education sector goals. For more information on the Education team, please see our website http://www.opml.co.uk/policy-expertise/education

The position

International Organisation is looking to expand our team in the area of Education Finance. Join our team and you will undertake a diverse range of interesting and high impact technical work in low- and middle-income countries. As well as technical skills, this work requires flexibility, patience and sensitivity. Typically you will work across several different projects, with different teams, often at the same time, focused on helping governments improve the equity and efficiency of education spending. There is room to pursue new projects aligned with your interests. 

Here are some of the things you might expect to do:

  • Carry out technical and analytical tasks as part of a project team.

  • Lead projects to maximise impact, including managing inputs from a team of consultants, liaising with clients and managing budgets.

  • Develop proposals to clients for new projects, drawing on published terms of reference or seeking potential partnerships.

  • Support the Education Finance team in development and delivery of the strategy for growing this technical area’s work

  • Liaise with other portfolios at International Organisation (e.g. Public Financial Management, Health Finance, WASH Finance) to identify joint projects and areas for collaboration and learning.

  • Define and help clients to answer key policy questions in Education Finance, through publishing, presenting and discussing.

  • Contribute to the wider community at International Organisation such as through lunchtime seminars, supporting internal improvement initiatives

Consultants are expected to manage their own time and workload, show initiative and leadership in seeking and developing new work, within a supportive team. The role will be focused on Education Finance but with opportunities to work on other technical areas in education in order to expand understanding of issues and methodologies in the education sector.

Deadline: 23/07/2017

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