Job: Project Officer for the Delivery Approaches Research Programme

Grade 6: £29,176–£34,804 p.a.

Are you motivated by the opportunity to work with a dynamic research team who are trying to improve the quality of education for children around the world? Are you up for a challenging role that provides the opportunity to facilitate important research collaboration, and help develop an impactful research agenda? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

The Blavatnik School of Government is working in partnership with the Education Commission on a three-year programme funded by the Department for International Development to build evidence around the impact of delivery approaches in education in developing countries across three country cases.

The Project Officer will be the central point of contact at the Blavatnik School for the Delivery Approaches Research (DAR) programme and manage the day-to-day administrative and financial activities of the project. The role will be based in Oxford and led by the Co-Directors Calum Miller, Clare Leaver and Martin Williams, and line managed by the Research Manager.

It will be key for the successful postholder to work closely with the other members of the DAR programme team, the Education Commission and School research support teams to ensure the smooth running of the work packages and in-country research of the programme. Tasks will include partner engagement, coordination and contract management, the organisation of events and meetings, management and implementation of logistical arrangements, and follow-up activities. Being able to use initiative to identify solutions to problems as well as providing excellent administrative, financial and communications support will be key to the role.

You will have experience in contract and budget management and demonstrable skills in writing financial reports and ensuring financial compliance; excellent team working skills with a flexible can-do approach, self-motivation, resilience and a willingness to adapt to the changing needs and priorities; excellent organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; and the ability to interpret, apply and communicate regulations and procedures.

This post is fixed-term to March 2022 due to external funding. For further details, please consult the full job description.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 13 November 2019.

To apply, please visit the University of Oxford website.