|Duty station: Paris||Duration: Annual, renewable up to four years|
The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is the world's foremost publication on basic education. It monitors progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, identifies promising education policies, and analyzes a major theme.
The GMR is seeking to recruit a Senior Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for managing the section of the Report monitoring progress towards the six Education for All goals.
Duties: Under the supervision of the Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, he/she will:
- Contribute to the overall development of the GMR
- Develop innovative ideas and methodologies for the monitoring section of the Report
- Advise the Director on approaches to research
- Undertake relevant statistical and analytic work on a wide range of issues
- Draft chapters of the Report
- Directly manage team members and provide research supervision
- Commission external researchers in agreed areas
- Stay in touch with relevant developments in the economics of education
- Represent the GMR in public events
- Such other tasks as the Director shall determine
Profile: The successful candidate will have substantial experience of research on international education and a proven trackrecord in publications. Over and above areas of special interest s/he will have a broad general understanding of a wide range of public policy issues in education. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated an ability to write for specialist and non specialist audiences. In particular, s/he will have:
- PhD (in exceptional cases a Master's Degree with relevant experience may be considered) in education or related field
- Minimum of 7 years work experience of research on international education
- Ability to work to deadlines with minimal supervision and in a self-motivated manner
- Ability to manage policy analysts, researchers and consultants
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Remuneration: UNESCO salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. It corresponds to an estimated annual salary of approximately 142,086 USD with dependant and 131,873 USD without dependant.
How to apply: To apply please send your application directly to Martina Simeti, Education Sector, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07-SP, France, or by Email email@example.com. Candidates must send application letter and resume, in English, indicating their nationality, date of birth and sex.
Application files will have to reach UNESCO Headquarters before 21 January 2011. Interviews will be held in February 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from developing countries. For more information on the EFA Global Monitoring Report, consult our website: http://www.efareport.unesco.org.