Deadline: 2 August 2017
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Education Specialist in Washington D.C., United States.
WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Education Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Lead and provide significant contributions to global or regional flagship studies, forge strategic partnerships and alliances to contribute to the WBG corporate knowledge agenda in education.
- Oversee education related work in a designated area of the GEAK work program within the World Bank, across regional departments, relevant Global Practices, and other units as appropriate.
- Support as appropriate core business functions of GEAK, including management of team members/consultants, fiduciary oversight and over all trust fund management in collaboration with the RM staff and Trust Fund administration.
- Oversee and contribute to the development of policy briefs, the design and delivery of learning events, workshops and other forms of knowledge exchange within the WBG and among member countries and other partners.
- Liaise as needed with international partners (including UNESCO, bilateral agencies and foundations), represent the GEAK unit in various for a (internally and externally), and support resource mobilization.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree or Ph.D. in education, education economics, psychology, or other related relevant fields, and a minimum of 8 years of relevant and substantive research, education policy and operational experience, combined with broad knowledge of the role of education in economic development and the World Bank’s strategic directions.
- Recognized deep technical knowledge and experience in at least 1 to 2 of the following core areas: curriculum development and implementation, instruction support and innovative pedagogical approaches (including using new technologies in the classroom), assessments of learning with regards to foundational cognitive and socio-emotional skills, and teacher training and evaluation.
- Relevant strong analytical and quantitative skills, familiarity and experience with rigorous analysis of student assessments and impact evaluation of educational interventions.
- Excellent communication (oral and written) skills to convey complex technical ideas to a non-specialist audience, and lead substantive policy dialogue with clients and stakeholders.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.