Learning and Engagement Analysis Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

London, United Kingdom

At the Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), we aim to improve the education and employment outcomes of children and youth by supporting governments to utilize a range of outcomes-based finance (OBF) instruments at scale, including outcomes funds. We support improvements in the quality of education and skills programs, with a special focus on underserved populations. With these OBF programs, governments and other funders measure (and pay for) what matters – both core skills like literacy and numeracy, but also 21st Century skills, as well as other critical enablers of an equitable, quality education.

Paying primarily on the basis of the results achieved ensures that taxpayer-funded domestic resources and international aid, and philanthropic funds are only used to pay for what works. We believe this is a game-changing way to finance education that enables the emergence of powerful partnerships for public purpose. Our approach is at the cutting edge of development finance with significant potential to achieve better outcomes for children and youth around the world. Together with our partners, we believe this is the early stages of a much larger movement.

Background on EOF’s early childhood care and education (ECCE) Portfolio and our Global engagements.

EOF developed a joint vision with the LEGO Foundation for how outcomes-based finance (OBF) can support ECCE outcomes. As part of this joint vision, we have launched an ambitious initiative that will undertake a portfolio of OBF programs in ECCE to showcase the potential (and limitations) of OBF in different settings while leveraging our program portfolio to contribute towards an increasingly vibrant ecosystem for OBF in ECCE.

At EOF, the Learning and Engagement team coordinates the efforts for EOF’s active engagement in the global ecosystem for OBF in ECCE, and aims to contribute to this ecosystem’s vibrancy through activities in knowledge creation and use, capacity strengthening, and community building. The consultant will support EOF’s Learning and Engagement team with various aspects of this work.

The Consultant (Learning and Engagement Analysis) will provide research and administrative services to EOF's Learning & Engagement team with the various aspects of the team’s work in knowledge creation and use, community building, stakeholder engagement and capacity strengthening towards the successful execution of the team’s action plan.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 
  • A bachelor's degree in Education, Development Studies, International Affairs, Economics, Public Policy, Social Policy or other field relevant to global education is required.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject is preferred but not required. 
  • A minimum of TWO years of relevant professional experience in working in consulting, international development, education, innovation, academia or a related field is required. Experience working in the global education sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in social purpose organisations is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to technical and non-technical knowledge products is preferred.
  • Experience working in low- and/or middle-income countries is preferred.
  • Experience with online meeting, webinar and social media platforms is preferred.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Desired Skills:
  • Strong research skills: You can conduct desk research efficiently to deliver succinct and easy-to-use synthesized review reports.
  • Strong presentation skills: You can prepare and deliver clear and persuasive presentations on complex topics. You can use visual tools effectively for communicating complex ideas and analysis.
  • You can manage a high workload in a fast-paced environment, with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality. You can manage concurrent timelines and independently prioritize tasks.