BackgroundThe Global Partnership for Education (GPE) works with 67+ developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, the most vulnerable and those living in fragile and conflict-affected countries. GPE mobilizes financing for education and supports developing countries to build effective education systems founded on evidence-based planning and policies.
GPE is a global fund and a partnership whose members include developing country governments, more than 20 donor nations, multilateral development and humanitarian agencies, as well as organizations from the private sector, philanthropy, civil society and the teaching profession. The GPE Secretariat of over 100 full-time staff is hosted by the World Bank with headquarters in Washington DC. A constituency-based Board of Directors sets policies and strategies and approves performance-based funding grants to improve learning outcomes and equity through building stronger education systems.
GPE works through inclusive partnership, focusing on building effective and efficient education systems that can deliver equitable, quality education and learning for all. It helps member countries to develop and implement sound gender-responsive education sector plans, mobilizes international financing and promotes efficient use of international and national resources to support developing countries' education goals and sector strategies.
The CTO Office coordinates the work of the new Country Support and Education Policy team (new name to be determined) which launched on July 1, 2020. Under the leadership of the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), the Country Support and Education Policy Learning team will provide developing country partner governments and other partners with information & knowledge, advice and support related to GPE country level engagement and grants, including sector diagnostics and planning, implementation and monitoring, key policy challenges, sector coordination and inclusive dialogue. It will also contribute to shaping global education policy dialogue informed by GPE country needs, lessons and practices through Partnership assets for technically sound and evidence-informed solutions to address education challenges at the country level.
Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Planning Officer position is based in Washington D.C. and will report directly to the CTO Office Team lead. Working closely with Country Support and Education Policy Learning team leads and members, the Planning Officer will provide direct support for the annual work program through team coordination, communication and planning. This is a new position intended to bring a central focus to operations planning and coordination activities for the Country Support Team, Partnership Support team, and Education Policy and Learning teams, which have recently merged into a single team. This role will help ensure the team as a whole is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible and will support the team leadership group to make strategic decisions about resources and priorities. The successful candidate will support effective flow of information between the CTO and Country Support, Partnership Support and Education Policy Learning teams, with other GPE Secretariat teams (including Executive Office, External Relations, Grant Operations and Governance), and with external partners with which the CTO is engaging.
Work planning, budgeting and monitoring
Team Coordination and Change management
Support to CTO
The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year at the discretion of GPE, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years.
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
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E T Consultant (Planning Officer) at World Bank
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