Senior Public Sector Finance Expert

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Employment: Full Time

Education Development Trust is preparing to submit a proposal for an exciting 3-year Technical Assistance programme in Jordan focussed on improving inclusive and gender sensitive education and combating learning loss at system level caused by COVID-19 school closures in Jordan.

We are seeking an exceptional Senior Finance Systems Expert who will be based within Jordan’s Ministry of Education to build financial capacity within the donor coordination unit and ensure a smooth financial process is in place to support the delivery and success of the programme. You will provide strategic financial guidance on monitoring and reporting finances, budget planning and forecasting and will lead on auditing and fiduciary risk. Your expertise in public sector financial management and support to the MoE will also assist in delivering a more effective use of domestic finances and existing donor funding.

The aim of the programme is to provide access to quality education for marginalised children, especially girls, and support learning recovery for the 1.6 million host community and refugee children impacted by almost two years of continuous school closures.


You will have:
• Excellent financial management and financial reporting skills
• Demonstrable experience in public sector financial management at a senior level
• Relevant expertise in working with Government Financial Systems together with a sound knowledge of the Jordanian finance/governance system
• A Master’s qualification in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar relevant subject
• Fluent written and spoken Arabic/English proficiency


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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