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Research Manager - CEI Programme
 
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Fixed Term Position to January 31st 2014
 
GEMS Education Solutions is a division of GEMS Education, an established education provider with over 50 years of experience. 

We harness the insights and expertise gained from the largest network of international schools worldwide to improve standards in public education provision globally. 

Our experienced professionals partner with governments to deliver efficient, high quality public education to meet and raise the expectations of families and communities around the world.
 
Our team comprises leading experts in education reform, curriculum development, teaching and learning practices as well as program design and evaluation. 

We focus on the specific needs of school systems in emerging as well as developed economies.

The Background and Role
 
Education innovations in the non-state sector are rapidly emerging in low and middle income countries. 

While a handful of innovations capture global attention, there is very little information on the scale, scope, and impact of the numerous organisations and social enterprises that make up the non-state sector in education. 

To address this information gap, the Results for Development Institute (R4D) will launch the Center for Education Innovations (CEI). CEI aims to increase access to quality education for the poor by identifying, analysing, and connecting non-state education innovations.
 
GEMS Education Solutions will serve as CEI’s in-country representative in East Africa, helping to raise CEI’s profile and cultivate a network of CEI stakeholders (including program implementers, policy makers, researchers, and funders).
 
The Research Manager will lead a research project, designed to identify, analyse, and connect non-state education programs/innovations in East Africa.
 
The Profile of Candidate
 
You will be an experienced Research Manager and will meet the following requirements;
  • Excellent team working and a willingness to show initiative and creativity.
  • A sound understanding of public policy and political systems in Kenya.
  • Experience of qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience of producing good quality written material.
  • A good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and other relevant software that can support research analysis.
  • An interest (and ideally experience of working) in education policy and practice.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of liaising with different groups.
  • Experience of using a range of social media including social networking and blogs.
  • A relentless and tenacious spirit and who are willing to stick with a problem until they find a solution.
The Application Process
 
If you believe you are able to meet our requirements and are attracted to this exciting challenge, please submit a CV with recent photograph, along with your formal letter of application and details of two referees to jamie.wilkes@gemseducation.com 
 
Please quote 'Research Manager 2013' in the title of your email.
 
The deadline for applications is Friday 5th April, 2013

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