Are you a passionate advocate for education? Do you want to make a
difference in the lives of children in the world’s poorest countries? The
Global Partnership for Education Secretariat (GPE) would like to hear from you.
Who we are
GPE is a shared commitment to ending
the world’s learning crisis. It is the only global partnership and fund
dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get a quality
education, so they can unlock their potential and contribute to building a
better world. With nearly 20 years’ experience helping partner countries to get
more girls and boys in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society,
donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and
philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support
solutions so that no child is left behind.
What we do
GPE convenes partners and mobilizes
funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong
and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more girls
and boys, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability,
or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most
vulnerable girls and boys in school, improve teaching and learning, and build
resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new
challenges. GPE’s approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind
country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and
learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up
proven solutions for the world’s poorest and hardest-to-reach girls and boys.
GPE recently approved a new strategy
and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a “system transformation”
approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential
for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with
developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation
enabling factors: Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic
financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and
monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination.
Raise Your Hand
GPE is currently calling on world
leaders to “Raise Your Hand” and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE
transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1
billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that
175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more children in school.
In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the
developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two
million girls from early marriage.
With over 100 staff, the GPE
secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C
and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate will be based in
GPE has committed to becoming an
evidence-based learning partnership as part of its 2021-2025 strategy. To support this effort, GPE has developed a
monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) framework, that outlines how data
and evidence will be generated and used across the partnership through both
efforts at the country level and a specific Secretariat five-year work plan on:
a results framework; a monitoring and data system; an annual results report; a
portfolio of reviews and evaluations; a program of knowledge management and
learning; and the management of a strategic partnership that provides advisory
and capacity development support to countries for evaluations. For details, see: https://www.globalpartnership.org/content/gpe-2025-monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-framework-december-2020
see the evaluation policy: GPE
evaluation policy. May 2021 | Documents | Global Partnership for Education
Results and Performance (R&P) team within
the GPE Secretariat leads on the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)
framework and helps the partnership learn from evidence generated through
MEL. R&P is directly responsible for the following work program:
• Produce annual results reports, reviews, and analyses of GPE data.
• Generate results framework country-level data, including profiles which are published on the external website.
• Develop guidelines and templates for grant and compact monitoring and results reporting.
• Manage a portfolio of corporate evaluations.
• Stimulate learning from the monitoring and evaluation evidence generated at global and country levels, among the Partnership and within the Secretariat.
• Manage strategic relationships with technical partners related to data and evidence.
GPE is seeking to hire an Education Economist
to support the team’s work program and to lead on specific items in the work
• Analyze education data available from public sources (e.g., UIS, World Bank surveys, UNICEF, and so forth).
• Assist with reviewing evaluation designs and evaluation outputs (e.g., data collection instruments, data collection protocols, draft reports, etc.).
• Organize GPE materials for use in evaluations.
• Review GPE documents (e.g., grant, financial, education sector analyses) to analyze relevant information for synthetic reviews (qualitative and quantitative).
• Assist with writing analytical reports.
• Contribute to developing, piloting, and socializing GPE’s grant monitoring mechanisms.
• Contribute to designing and organizing learning activities from the monitoring and evaluation program.
• Assist with other team tasks, as needed.