Senior Consultant

Education Development Trust

Jordan

Work From Remote Location

Posted
Ref: SP111-07

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

We are currently recruiting for a senior consultant based in Jordan, to join EDT’s Research * Consultancy (R&C) team.

Senior Consultants are the engine of strategic growth. They pursue, design, manage and deliver strategic opportunities in our core areas of expertise that help us achieve our charitable mission to transform lives by improving education around the world. They are pro-active in identifying and pursuing new business, they are highly skilled in problem solving and solution design and are adaptable to different contexts, clients and changing circumstances. They are outstanding communicators with excellent writing skills, able to engage and build rapport with clients, partners and other stakeholders in person and remotely. They live and breathe our core methods and contribute to continuously developing and improving them as we learn from our programmes and the wider evidence base.

This post requires fluent Arabic (speaking and writing) skills. Our work in Jordan and the Middle East is growing rapidly and both posts will contribute to strategic growth in the region as well as contribute to the delivery of key projects in the region as well as in EDT’s other markets (Africa and the UK).

As an (international development) Senior Consultant, with a focus on delivery, you will provide high quality research and consultancy services to donors, governments and charities internationally, as part of an ambitious and dynamic team which sits at the heart of Education Development Trust. You will also play a significant role in shaping the direction and growth of the consultancy business, with opportunities to lead product development, policy and thought leadership initiatives.

Requirements

As an (international development) Senior Consultant, with a focus on delivery, you will provide high quality research and consultancy services to donors, governments and charities internationally, as part of an ambitious and dynamic team which sits at the heart of Education Development Trust. You will also play a significant role in shaping the direction and growth of the consultancy business, with opportunities to lead product development, policy and thought leadership initiatives.

We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in:

• Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
• Evidence for Policy and Practice
• Teacher professional development
• School leadership development
• Curriculum design, especially English or Mathematics
• School improvement and raising school standards at scale, especially in numeracy and literacy

Your background might be in an improvement role in the school sector internationally, you might be leading a medium-large scale donor programme overseas, you might be in a research role in the education sector, or you might be in a business consultancy role with strong transferable skills.

You will have excellent consultancy skills, be as comfortable in a project design role applying research insights, as working in complex delivery teams internationally. Excellent writing skills are essential (Arabic and English). You will thrive in a rapidly growing team, taking charge of your professional development and applying your skills to new business opportunities internationally.

Location of role: Ideally located in Jordan (with significant opportunity for remote working). We will accept applications from any country where EDT has an office as long as the criteria for the role are met fully.

Closing date: Monday 9th January 2023, midday UK time

Interviews: Virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams will take place from Jan 16th 2023

Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the Company

Education Development Trust provides outstanding, sustainable education solutions. In partnership with schools and governments as well as public and private partners, we transform the lives of millions of learners worldwide.

We deliver education services and consultancy on a global scale as well as manage a portfolio of free schools, academies and independent schools.

As a not-for-profit and a registered charity, any surpluses generated from our work are invested into our publicly available programme of educational research. Our research ensures our practice is evidence-based and supports our commitment to excellence in education.

We regularly recruit for a variety of exciting roles, both nationally and internationally, across four main disciplines: school inspection and improvement, school management and ownership, reforming national level education and support for languages teaching.

Our people are experts in education; we combine specialist expertise with a passion for education and a commitment to excellence.

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