Organisation of Educational Cooperation Senior Research and Policy Specialist (Education Research and Policy) Jobs in Ethiopia

Organisation of Educational Cooperation Senior Research and Policy Specialist (Education Research and Policy) Jobs in Ethiopia

Role Summary:

The Transdisciplinary Research Section of REEF is responsible for producing high quality transdisciplinary research and resources, including epistemological frameworks, System Diagnostic and Monitoring and Evaluation tools, as well as evidence-led recommendations to support Member States in defining, revitalising, diagnosing, monitoring and evaluating their knowledge and education systems in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE).

Under the overall authority of the Secretary General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for REEF, and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section of Transdisciplinary Research, the Senior Research and Policy Specialist is responsible for developing transdisciplinary knowledge across domains, providing policy advice and technical assistance to Member States and Associate Members.

Senior Research & Policy Specialists from a variety of disciplines will work together under the supervision of the Chief of Section to address the Section’s goals. The Senior Research & Policy Specialist (Educational Research and Policy) will be responsible for evaluating educational policies and outcomes in line with the UDBIE.


  • Conduct research, provide policy advice and technical assistance on transdisciplinary education and practice.

  • Conduct research and evaluation of educational opportunities, outcomes and issues as it relates to development and/or social factors (such as gender, socio-economic status, etc.).

  • Contribute to the development of a contextually relevant balanced and inclusive education system diagnostic, monitoring and evaluation tool.

  • Support REEF activities on the establishment of transdisciplinary regional research centres and institutes.

  • Support the selection and collection of appropriate academic references and endogenous knowledge for hosting in an OEC digital database for use by higher education institutions and researchers of Member States and Associate Members.

  • Identify new challenges and emerging issues in transdisciplinary research and practice on which to provide timely, relevant commentary and guidance for stakeholders.

  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the establishment of performance indicators and measurement techniques.

  • Manage the collection, analysis, reporting and visualization of data and information collected through monitoring and evaluation activities.

  • Lead the design and implementation of evaluations, including the selection of evaluation methods, data collection, and analysis.

  • Write policy notes and research/evaluation briefs for various audience groups.

  • Contribute to the overall strategy and vision of the Transdisciplinary Research Section of REEF.

  • Effectively project manage their activities, including public events and publications.

  • Conduct primary and secondary research, as well as write high-quality knowledge

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


  • A demonstrated expertise on the educational policies, access, assessment systems, outcomes and issues of the Global South.

  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary debates, issues and constraints in transdisciplinary scholarship and practice.

  • Knowledge and experience in systematically synthesising and interpreting evidence from quantitative and qualitative data, demonstrated through high-quality publications.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research that can shape scholarship, policy and practice and engages various audiences.

  • Demonstrated experience with editorial work or peer review for a reputable international journal.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to systematise information and prepare executive reports.

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

  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of the OEC.

  • Ability to withstand and work effectively within a highly demanding environment.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work effectively across different topics and themes.


  • A doctoral degree in a relevant Social Science discipline.

  • A minimum of five years of research experience beyond the doctoral degree.

  • This experience may be in a university, think tank, government department, museum or laboratory, a non-governmental organisation or in the private sector. Candidates with lesser years of experience but who have published research papers within the past three years in appropriate refereed journals are welcome to apply. Publications may include book chapters, reviews, proceedings, and policy papers.

  • We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who combine their research expertise with experience or training in Monitoring and Evaluation and/or in designing and implementing education policy reform.

    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-SRPS-ERP"

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of Motivation

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