Program Officer, Education Support Program (Fixed-Term). London. Posting Date: 06/07/2019. Deadline: 07/10/2019
The Open Society Education Support Program is seeking a fixed-term Program Officer for 18 months to manage a portfolio of grants related to education advocacy and grassroots organizations in Europe and other regions as determined by strategy. This position is open for recruitment in London or Berlin.
The Education Support Program (ESP) is a global program that operates in Africa, Eurasia, Europe, the Middle East North Africa, and Southeast Asia. ESP works collaboratively and co-funds Programs with twenty national and regional foundations. Additionally, ESP cooperates with a network of over 200 organizations in the Open Society Foundations' education universe, utilizing a plethora of competencies to further its' mission in education; policy research and knowledge production, advocacy, demonstration piloting, network-building, capacity building and resource mobilization. ESP staff are based in a range of locations; Berlin, Cluj, New York, and London. The priorities of the Education Support Program (ESP) are shaped by a mission to further education justice. This provides a largely 'political' lens through which to address issues of inequality and discrimination within the education sector while attending to inherent systemic, professional and resource challenges.
The position reports to the Team Leader of the Education Support Program responsible for Migration, Grassroots Engagement, and Social Accountability in Education. This is a full-time position. The successful candidate is responsible for contributing to, communicating, executing, and helping to revise the Education Support Program's strategy related to education in emergencies and social accountability of international assistance in education. This position leads work related to develop programming and strategic recommendations for the Education Support Program related to embedding open society values in education systems, including social accountability and participatory policy development. The majority of this position will be dedicated to continuing a grant portfolio aiming to strengthen the voice and legitimacy of engaged parents, pupils, and teachers in Central Europe. It also includes management of grants to support education social movements in other geographies.
The incumbent has a high level of responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective and constructive working relationships both internally and externally and may also be responsible for managing projects of some complexity. Typical responsibilities include:
Competitive rates of pay apply.
We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.