Fellow, Center for Universal Education (Job ID: 2020-2365)

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/10/2020 10:33 AM)
Global Economy and Development
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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


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The Global Economy and Development program aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. Center for Universal Education (CUE), founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. The Center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society, and private enterprise. 


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?


The Global Economy and Development Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Fellow position within its Center for Universal Education (CUE).


The Fellow will report directly to the Vice President and Director of the program and be a member of the Millions Learning team within CUE. In collaboration with the Senior Fellow of the team, this Fellow will lead the execution of a research project aimed at improving the effectiveness of efforts to scale the impact of education initiatives in developing country contexts. Millions Learning is an initiative that investigates how to scale education initiatives in low- and middle-income countries, and regularly shares insights and lessons with policymakers, practitioners, and funders.


The Fellow will oversee data collection and undertake analysis, develop and manage new partnerships, engage with policymakers and other partners, and represent the project and its work in other external venues. The Fellow will also be expected to produce regular knowledge products on timely policy issues related to scaling education initiatives to address the scale of the global learning crisis, which may include policy-relevant papers, blogs, policy briefs, reports and journal articles. The Fellow shall competently lead issue-focused meetings, high-level conferences, and other events, and interact with other Brookings scholars, current and potential funders, the wider policy community, and the media.


Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:


Education/Experience Requirements:


Candidates are required to have a PhD in a relevant field such as education, public policy, international development, or a related social science field with a minimum of six years of relevant research or policy-related experience, ideally in a fast-paced work environment, to be considered for this role. The successful candidate will be a scholar with deep experience in international education research and policy. He/she must have a proven record of publishing in professional or academic journals, edited volumes, and/or policy-oriented publications and a track record of forging successful partnerships/collaborations within and across institutions, including governments, to communicate complex ideas and achieve impact. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


Candidates should have a particular interest in researching how to effectively scale education initiatives in low- and middle-income countries in ways that optimize quality, equity, efficiency, and sustainability of impacts. Candidates should have expertise in primary and secondary research, policy guidance and advising, building partnerships with external organizations and government policymakers, and working collaboratively across disciplines and with multiple stakeholders. Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is preferred.  Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S 


Additional Information:


What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.







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