The Center for Universal Education of the Global Economy and Development Program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings), is accepting applications for a Fellow position with expertise in the field of educational assessment.
In coordination with the senior fellows of the Center for Universal Education (CUE), the Fellow will conduct original research and writing to contribute to the Optimizing Assessment for All project within the Center’s Learning & Skills portfolio. This project focuses on development of assessment capabilities specifically in the context of 21st century skills in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.
The Fellow has a strong educational and developmental psychology practical background and expertise in the field of educational assessment. He/she will provide expert input to the project through activity design, preparation of capacity-building briefs, writing reports on assessment for multiple audiences, and liaising with and presenting to stakeholders at global and country levels. The Fellow is able to advise on the state of the art approaches to test and scale development, and can lead working groups through the process of tool design, development, piloting and publication.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in psychology, educational psychology, or assessment. A minimum of four years of research experience is required, along with a proven record of peer-reviewed publications relevant to assessment, and teaching in the area of educational psychology, assessment of differential psychology.
Experience in assessment of 21st century skills is strongly preferred, as is experience in working in governmental, NGOs, or international/multilateral organizations in international development. Experience working in low- to middle-income countries is preferred.
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