In collaboration with the Fellow, the Project Director co-develops and manages overall design and plans for the Millions Learning project of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) of the Global Economy and Development program (Global), and carries out research and data analysis as needed. Reporting to the Fellow, and working with the Research Analyst, senior advisors and advisory group members, the Project Director will conceptualize and manage projects; conduct research; draft findings, reports, and memos; review and edit papers; and represent the Millions Learning project to external and internal audiences.
Project Management and outreach (60%)
Research Analysis and Support (40%)
Master’s in public policy, education or other related disciplines required. Minimum of six years of professional experience writing and researching, especially aimed at translating research findings in a clear and compelling way to practitioners and general audiences. Project management experience is required and critical to the success of this role, including directing and managing multi-faceted projects with multiple stakeholders and in multicultural work environments. Experience working within a team, and in managing or supervising interns, consultants, or staff members. Must have worked in a fast-paced, policy-oriented environment. Demonstrated experience working in governmental, non-governmental organizations, or policy/political organizations required. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S
Strong interest in global education policy required (or related field of study). Knowledge of scaling in development or other discipline, systems change or related field of study preferred. Exemplary writing, research, and editing skills required. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required. Proficiency in Excel, Stata and/or SPSS. Must be a quick learner on a wide variety of issues. Ability to work independently, excel in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines when necessary. Must possess ability to organize and supervise the work of others. Must have experience with project management, including overseeing budgets and work plans. Experience with monitoring, evaluation and mixed methods data collection and analysis is preferred. Must be a team player who can collaborate well with others on joint writing assignments, research and special projects. Must be able to travel approximately 20-25% of the time. Knowledge of Spanish, Arabic and/or Portuguese language preferred.
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