Location of position is: Slough with 25% travel international travel required
Salary in the range: £30,127 – £39,308
NFER has 70 years track record providing evidence to improve education policy and practice and our Centre for International Education is growing. We are now looking for a researcher or research manager who will have a key role in realising ambitious growth plans, developing new areas of expertise for NFER, and taking our existing services into new international markets – particularly to support education in some of the least developed countries.
About the role
You will contribute towards NFER’s vision to support the development of education systems around the world by undertaking and publishing leading edge research on key topics in education and international development, focusing in particular on East Africa and South Asia.
Your responsibilities will be:
- Contributing to research and evaluation projects in the field of education, related to key topics such as marginalization, teaching and learning, education systems and governance, assessment, and edtech
- Engaging in the full research cycle including designing research, designing sampling strategies, developing data collection tools, overseeing data collection, designing and carrying out analysis, and disseminating results
- Creating new opportunities by contributing to research proposal writing
- Developing expertise in global education issues and engaging with external stakeholders.
You may be required to manage projects and project teams depending on your skills and experience.
We are looking for someone who possesses experience and/ or training in rigorous quantitative or qualitative research methods, a solid understanding of education and international development, and a desire to act as a bridge between research and policy.
The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as education and international development, comparative and international education, development studies, or a related social science. They will also possess superior argumentation skills, with the ability to develop robust academic arguments, and to communicate those arguments persuasively to a diverse set of audiences using evidence.
Above all, we are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference in education systems in developing countries, and is keen to contribute their skills, energy and creativity as part of talented, growing team.
A registered charity with an income of £18 million and 210 staff. We undertake around 200 research projects every year, spanning all sectors of education and children’s services.
We offer a pleasant office environment within beautiful green surroundings, close to Windsor and Slough town centres; connections by road, rail and air are excellent – we are within easy reach of the M4 and M40, London Paddington is 15 minutes by rail and with free parking. We believe in a work life balance working 35 hour week; with 30 days paid leave per year, over and above Bank holidays plus additional discretionary days, good support for staff development and generous pension arrangements.
How to Apply
Applications should be made using the Foundation’s standard application form and returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed applications should be submitted by 22 August at 9am.
Applications from non EU nationals are also welcome as organisation can offer a Tier 2 sponsorship.
Interview dates: August 29, 30, 31 2018.