Partnerships Analysis Education Outcomes Fund Consultant

United Nations Children's Fund

dakar, Senegal

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

EOF supports improvements in the quality of education and skills programs, with a special focus on girls and underserved populations, including those in the hardest to reach rural areas. It measures (and pays for) what matters – both core skills like literacy and numeracy, but also critical 21st Century skills such as socio-emotional skills, ICT skills, and other broader fundamentals of a quality education. It helps close the persistent gap between the skills needed by employers and those attained by today's youth.

For all the above, EOF pays primarily on the basis of the results achieved, ensuring that taxpayer-funded domestic resources, aid, and philanthropic funds are only used to pay for what works. This is a game-changing way to finance results in education, focusing attention and realigning systems on the most challenging but most important measure of a program's performance: whether it is improving lives.

Together with our supporters, we believe this is the early stages of a much larger movement, with huge potential to increase learning outcomes for children and youth around the world, though improved aid effectiveness and government spending.

Since our inception in 2018, EOF has:

  • Partnered with governments in Ghana and Sierra Leone to establish the two largest outcomes funds to date in developing countries, mobilising ~$50M for these programs.
  • Established itself as a leading global player in RBF, and the only dedicated center of expertise for RBF in education and skills.
  • Become the first outcomes fund hosted by the United Nations within UNICEF, as a scalable platform to partner with governments around the world.
  • Established a major partnership with the LEGO Foundation, to develop a scale portfolio of RBF programs in early childhood across a diverse range of countries, as well as to amplify the movement and ecosystem of partners around this approach.
  • Had our innovative approach featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, FT, Economist, Brookings, and more.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is required, such as Education, Economics, International Development, Communications, Politics, or a related subject.
  • A master’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in fundraising or partnerships.
  • Partnership-building skills and the ability to cultivate relationships with current and prospective partners.
  • Experience conducting research in a fast-paced, results driven environment.
  • Experience with relationship management work with corporate donors/sponsors, foundations, or philanthropists.
  • Experience or an interest in international development, the global education sector, and international aid.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).