Research Director, Global Schools Forum
Location: London, UK with some international travel; Location flexible
Contract: Fixed Term (1 Year contract), Full time Anticipated
Start Date: January 2021 – February 2021
Salary: £60,000-£65,000, commensurate on experience
Reports to: Executive Director
We are looking for an ambitious and experienced researcher who has deep experience in low-resource school settings serving low income students in the Global South, has significant knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, is keen to work for a rapidly growing social start-up, and has a strong desire to design, lead and deliver research and evaluation services for Global Schools Forum.
This is an exciting time for an experienced education research professional to join the team as we kick off our new Data and Evidence workstream at GSF. This role offers the unique opportunity to lead on the design and implementation of the three components of the workstream: Learning Labs to support innovators, an Annual Census of Schools across the network and GSF’s State of the Sector report.
The Data and Evidence workstream will increase our impact and contribute to global goods towards the same mission of quality education for all children. An integral member of a small entrepreneurial team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a one-of-a-kind global organisation that is focused on transforming education outcomes in developing countries.
Key responsibilities will include:
GSF Data and Evidence Workstream Delivery
Work with partnering research organisations to co- create, co-design, co-develop and co-deliver high quality global public goods that are open source.
Programme Innovation and Research
Lead GSF’s Data and Evidence workstream to generate and disseminate high-quality data and evidence to strengthen the wider education system in partnership with research institutions and experts. Focus GSF’s data and evidence workstream on where the evidence is weakest and where the evidence may be strong, but there is little clarity around drivers.
Connections and Collaboration
Additional responsibilities might include:
Required knowledge and competencies
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis till November 27, 2020 with an anticipated start date in January/February 2021. Prospective applicants should send the following documents to with the subject “Research Director, Global Schools Forum”:
1. Cover letter
3. An example of recent written research that demonstrates your experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in school settings and understanding of international development
Your cover letter should be one page, providing details of why you think you would be a good fit for the position; why your experience, expertise and interests are relevant to the role; why you want to work for Global Schools Forum; and how what you’ve done to date is relevant to what we’re looking for. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please direct any questions or queries to the same email. Note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. GSF seeks to be a diverse and inclusive place to work.
We welcome applications from everyone regardless of race, age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith.