Education Consultant for the RG-E1672 Using new technologies to improve resource allocation and learning

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Education Consultant for the RG-E1672 Using new technologies to improve resource allocation and learning

 

Background of this search:

The objective of the consultancy is to provide support in the design, implementation, and evaluation of teacher, student, and school resource allocation systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The team’s mission:

The Social Sector (SCL) is a multidisciplinary team convinced that investing in people is the way to improve lives and overcome the development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jointly with the countries in the region, the Social Sector formulates public policy solutions to reduce poverty and improve the delivery of education, work, social protection, and health services.

The objective is to advance a more productive region, with equal opportunities for men and women, and greater inclusion of the most vulnerable groups.

The IDB Group helps Latin American and Caribbean countries promote skills development and lifelong learning as a strategy to ensure that citizens can contribute productively to society, improve their well-being, and be good citizens. To this end, it works with the countries of the region in five lines of action:

  • Ensure that people have equitable access to relevant, high-quality learning opportunities throughout their lives.
  • Strengthen quality and relevance assurance mechanisms.
  • Consolidate and develop better financing and co-financing mechanisms to improve the efficiency, Effectiveness, and coverage of skills development opportunities.
  • Take advantage of the use of technology to increase equity and access to skills development opportunities and improve the efficiency of skills development systems; and
  • Actively promote the generation and use of evidence to inform decisions about skills development.

What you’ll do:

  • Work on the research, policy, and operation agenda of the Division, specifically on studies related to student and teacher allocation systems and school resource allocation.
  • Contribuite to the research efforts related to teacher, student, and school resource allocation systems.
  • The design, implementation, and evaluation of teacher, student, and school resource allocation systems, including back-end and front-end technologies.
  • The design, implementation, and evaluation of AI and behavioral science strategies to improve allocation outcomes.
  • Support goverments in the policy design of teacher, student, and school resource allocation systems.

What you’ll need:

Core and Technical Competencies:

  • Strong research background and strong analytical abilities. The candidate should have the ability to understand and use theoretical and econometric tools of economic analysis.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and strategic thinking oriented to solve emerging problems for high-level decision-making.
  • Experience manipulating datasets (using STATA, R or other equivalent software), and experience in evaluation techniques and methodologies.
  • Expertise in drafting policy reports, policy memos, and strategic presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural team
  • Skills for planning, structuring, and conducting meetings with authorities.

Opportunity Summary: 

  • Type of contract: Consultant Full-time (CNS)
  • Length of contract: 12 months.
  • Location: IDB Headquarters in Washington D.C.,
  • Responsible person:  Gregory Elacqua, Principal Education Economist (SCL/EDU)
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.  

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative, and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests. 

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace diversity based on gender, age, education, national origin, ethnic origin, race, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We encourage women, Afro-descendants, and persons of indigenous origins to apply. 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.”

About us: At the IDB, we are committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we have been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives. 

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

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