Vacancy: EOL Programme Coordinator
Education Out Loud (EOL) is the world’s largest fund in support of civil society advocacy and accountability. Funded by Global Partnership for Education (GPE, www.globalpartnership.org) EOL offers three funding streams (operational components)
- strengthen national civil society engagement in education planning, policy dialogue and monitoring.
- strengthen civil society roles in promoting the transparency and accountability of national education sector policy and implementation and
- create a stronger global and transnational enabling environment for national civil society advocacy and transparency efforts.
Further details on EOL can be found at www.educationoutloud.org.
The role as EOL grant agent covers the 2019-24 period. A Global Management Unit (GMU) is based at Oxfam IBIS offices in Copenhagen, Denmark with four Regional Management Units (RMU located with Oxfam offices in Ghana, Mexico, Nepal and Uganda respectively. Altogether EOL comprises of 22 positions with five full time colleagues and a student assistance based in Denmark. In addition, GMU is also the base for an internal auditor working on EOL and across the entire Oxfam IBIS portfolio.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a candidate with experience and professional qualifications from one or more of the following fields: civil society, education policy, campaigning and advocacy, and grant management. EOL is an extensive and ambitious programme with a wide outreach to a diverse range of stakeholders, and our new colleague should consider it a meaningful challenge to be responsive to individual applicants and grantees while at the same time maintaining consistent and systematic approaches to ensure fair and transparent assessments and decision-making processes.
Regular travel outside of Denmark will be required. The post requires that an EU work permit is in place.
Under the general leadership of the Global Program Manager, the candidate will be responsible for coordinating programme implementation in close collaboration with the other members of the
GMU and RMU colleagues. This also includes supporting strategic planning processes and sharing of key information and lessons across EOL units.
Key responsibilities include
- supporting RMUs in consistently handling grantee support
- prepare and support assessments of proposals submitted for EOL support
- set-up and strengthen systems for managing a portfolio of 75+ grantees in 70+ different countries, including managing select parts of the EOL portfolio
- Preparing and overseeing grantee reporting and learning efforts in selected areas to support individual and joint grantee learning as well as documenting learning outcomes at portfolio level
- Analyse education advocacy agendas based on civil society initiatives and experience and provide support to RMUs and selected grantees in this field
In line with the evolving nature of the EOL programme responsibilities are likely to change over the course of the contract.
Skills, experience and knowledge
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following essential skills, and it would be advantageous to demonstrate some or all of the desirable skills.
- Degree or significant experience in a relevant field (international development, education policy, etc.)
- Experience in projects / grants management supporting programmes of comparable complexity, preferably in the development sector
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Proven ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues
- Very strong interpersonal skills, excellent stakeholder management
- Experience of working with civil society
- Demonstrated ability, tact, and sensitivity in working across institutional boundaries, business units, and teams in an effective and productive way
- Strong English skills, written and spoken
- experience working with adaptive management approaches
- other languages advantageous (in particular Spanish / French)
Location is Copenhagen, Denmark. Our package is based on the Danish Public sector salary system and dependent on experience. The contract duration corresponds to the project period which currently ends by December 2024. This is a full-time role equivalent to 37 hrs / week.
The candidate will work closely with other GMU team members and will be reporting to the Global Programme Manager.
Further information available from the Global Programme Manager Lars Udsholt firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Applications should be submitted in Oxfam IBIS's online recruitment system which can be accessed here.
In the recruitment system, please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.
Application deadline: March 31th, 2021 at 23.59. Expected interview date: April 12-13th 2021.
Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.
Start date: As soon as possible, and June 1st 2021 at the latest.
Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunity we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.
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