The Education Global Practice (GP) has a wide range of activities, including project preparation, project implementation and supervision, trust fund implementation, scientific research, technical assistance and a large range of advisory services. Our operational work program includes Higher, Secondary and General Education Improvement projects. In addition, our work contains programmatic studies, including the research study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector and identifying practical approaches to building a resilient education system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Operations: The Specialist will participate in the supervision, development, and appraisal of projects. Special emphasis will be placed on supervision efforts to ensure that ongoing projects and programs achieve their development objectives and that funds are used to support specified objectives. Specifically, the Education Specialist is expected to; (a) support implementation and supervision of ongoing projects including Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) and Higher Education Improvement Project (HEIP); (b) support the formulation process of a new IDA-financed General Education Improvement Project (GEIP); (c) undertake field visits to oversee the progress and create back-to-office reports with recommendations for subsequent steps, (d) liaise internally with Country Management Unit /Global Practice team and externally with UN agencies/civil society organizations/any other partners on implementation matters, (e) engaging and contributing to the policy dialogue with government officials and Education Sector Working Group (ESWG), and (f) perform any other related tasks that may be required.
Analytic and Technical Assistance: You will lead the day-to-day management in and advancement of analytical activities from Phnom Penh, in close contact with and under the guidance and direction of senior colleagues and expert consultants. The main activities are to advance workplans for the high-quality completion of analytical tasks listed in the previous paragraph. In addition, you will facilitate dialogues with government counterparts on education issues, promote efficient communication between Bank staff and local counterparts (including non-governmental organizations, education institutes and other donor agencies), promote and participate in, review and comment on key social sector strategy documents, participate in analytic and advisory services with other colleagues in the country team, and pursue up-to-date statistics and policy references on education/HD issues.
• Education– Doctoral (preferred) or Master’s degree in education, economics, and/or related fields required, preference given to research conducted in Cambodia.
• Experience– Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; focus on Early childhood development, learning poverty, learning assessment, and demonstrated ability to lead policy dialogues and design programs for comprehensive education reforms.
• Conceptual and analytic skills– Experience of production or contribution to education related analytical work and/or studies and demonstrated creative approach that can help clients and team members analyze situations, set priorities, and develop innovative programs.
• Excellent written and oral expression abilities in Khmer and English.
Details (Requisition #13408) are available in the World Bank Careers website:
https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers or via this link:
Closing date is October 27, 2021.