Organisation of Educational Cooperation Multilateral Initiatives Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Organisation of Educational Cooperation Multilateral Initiatives Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) is an international intergovernmental organisation, founded in January 2020 by countries from across the Global South, to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world”.

The main functions of the Department of Research, Evaluation, and Foresight (REEF) are, accordingly, to:

  • Act as the think tank of the OEC, publishing reports and policy papers, and foster the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and best practices.

  • Collect, analyse, monitor, and evaluate data to inform policy and practice.

  • Facilitate transdisciplinary research opportunities and access to knowledge.

    Role Summary:

    The Knowledge Development and Democratisation Section of REEF is responsible for fostering a free and open, collective exchange of ideas, research, and knowledge (from academic and non-academic domains) among Member States and Associate Members (and across the Global South in general).

    Under the overall authority of the Secretary General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for Research, Evaluation and Foresight (REEF), and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section of Knowledge Development and Democratisation, Multilateral Initiatives Coordinators work collaboratively to develop and implement collective roadmaps and action plans, based on cross-sectoral consultations, to meet the Section’s goals.

    The Multilateral Initiatives Coordinator (Knowledge Democratisation) will be responsible for coordinating initiatives to improve access to higher education and transdisciplinary knowledge among Member States and Associate Members.

    Specifically, the candidate will work in close consultation with the USG-REEF, the Chief of Section and with relevant teams and departments to coordinate the development of the Greater South Information Sharing System (GreSIS) - a new digital platform that will grant institutional access to references and international academic articles and publications and endogenous knowledge databases for the use of higher education institutions and researchers of Member States and Associate Members.


  • Work in close partnership with relevant departments to coordinate the development of GreSIS including content development, licensing agreements, official launch, and continuous expansion.

  • Evaluate and report projects and initiatives to highlight lessons learned and opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Facilitate and coordinate governmental and institutional usage
    agreements as required.

  • Organise consultation meetings with technical staff of governments, representatives of regional academic organisations, IGO officials, etc.

  • Coordinate with the Organisation’s different departments and/or sections whenever necessary to develop the activities.

  • Prepare and manage programmatic budgets.

  • Develop exploratory research, prepare executive reports, and disseminate reports of programme activities through appropriate channels.

  • Develop and submit technical and progress reports.

  • Plan and manage the necessary activities to fulfill the objectives and KPIs defined by the OEC Strategy, OEC Programme and other official relevant documents.

  • Perform other duties as requested by the Chief of Section, the USG-REEF or the Secretary General.


  • Cognate experience of managing or coordinating the development of an open access knowledge platform.

  • Experience in multisectoral coordination involving various stakeholder groups (governments, civil society, youth groups) to achieve a defined policy or strategic outcome.

  • A demonstrated understanding of copyrights license agreements.

  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, and cross-cultural communication skills with a proven track record.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong methodical, systemic, and strategic thinking skills.

  • Ability to work effectively within a highly demanding environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Political astuteness and demonstrated ability to work in a diverse and multicultural environment.

  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of the Organisation of Educational Cooperation.


  • At least eight years of coordinating regional or international initiatives or research projects that involve the management of large knowledge platforms.

  • Advanced university degree in Information Management or any of the social science disciplines.

    Language Requirements:

  • Candidates must be fluent in English. Knowledge of one or more of the other official languages of the OEC (French, Arabic, Spanish) is a distinct advantage.

    How to Apply

    All applications must be sent to HRE@OEC-OCE.ORG and must include:

  • Subject line: “REEF MIC-KD”

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of Motivation

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