Education Adviser Latest opportunities

State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 03/09/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: Engineering

Education Advisor

The Education Advisor at Mott Msacdonald inputs for Cambridge Education projects in one or more areas of specialisation to long and short-term projects

Education Advisor Details

Provide technical backstopping for aspects of other specialists’ work, as appropriate
Contribute, in your areas of expertise, to external facing conferences and technical meetings or to publicity e.g. blogs, vlogs

Project Management

Support Team Leaders, Project/Programme Managers and Project Coordinators to ensure completion of project deliverables in a range of management areas in accordance with our Business Management System (BMS)
Act as Project Manager for agreed small projects

Business Development

Develop relationships with clients and partners to prepare for upcoming opportunities
Contribute to the development of capability statements, expressions of interest (EOIs) and proposals including

contributing or leading technical writing and participating in proposal development teams as required

Education Advisor Specification

Requirements of the Education Advisor role

Master’s degree in a subject related to Education and International Development or equivalent. Candidates should offer one or more of the following specialisms : early childhood education ; teacher development ; education finance ;

education management and / or planning; gender equality and social inclusion in education ; learning assessment ; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning .

Work experience in one or more African or Asian countries within government or on a donor-funded programme
Willingness to travel frequently, and to fragile/conflict-affected countries; including an ability to work effectively

remotely and a demonstrated aptitude for adapting to other cultures
Experience as a teacher or educator would be an advantage

Excellent writing (for reports and proposal writing) and communication skills in English, ability in additional languages (particularly French) is an advantage
Advanced level in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Teams, Power BI, and Outlook) and other professional programmes and apps

Ability to work to tight deadlines, both in a team and individually
Excellence in building partnerships with clients, consultants and colleagues
Good conceptual and analytical skills

Ability to plan and organise activities efficiently to achieve given objectives
Pro-active approach to problem solving with the ability to react to situations expediently
A personal commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

Education Advisor Job Profile

The Education Adviser will join our team of international education and development professionals to contribute to existing projects and help win and deliver new work, in support of the growth of the International Education Portfolio

(IEP). There will be specific emphasis on technical delivery as well as winning new business and supporting project

management. Typically, our clients turn to Cambridge Education for national education system strengthening and capacity development, to improve access to equitable and effective learning for all.

You will have some experience of work in at least one low income country, and you will bring burgeoning technical

skills in education relevant to the developing world. You should demonstrate the potential to support or deliver

technical work in one or more of the following technical areas:
early childhood education;
teacher development;

education finance;
education management and / or planning;
gender equality and social inclusion in education;

learning assessment;
monitoring, evaluation and learning;
education data management, visualisation and communications.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity in a professional environment.

The position will be part of our Cambridge Education team and will present opportunities for travel, both short and long term, depending on health,

safety and security conditions. This role offers the chance to develop your skills as an education professional as well as getting involved in winning and managing projects.

It is expected you would travel for meetings at our Head Office in Cambridge, UK, at least once yearly and may need to

travel to other locations for other meetings. You will be provided with training including professional development opportunities and mentoring each year.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

We do not discriminate and we take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. We are flexible about where our

people are based around the world and aim to accommodate their preferences for working hours and patterns wherever possible. We are actively building up our workforce in the countries where we deliver services.

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