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Head of Policy

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Last Date: September 5, 2011
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Head of Policy

Based: Johannesburg, South Africa

We are seeking a knowledgeable and dynamic Head of Policy for the Global
Campaign for Education. As an experienced education policy specialist and
advocate for universal education you can help us achieve the crucial
breakthroughs required to achieve Education For All by 2015 and ensure that
all people are given the chance in life that an education brings. Be a part
of it by joining our team.

GCE's Head of Policy will make a vital contribution to GCE's ability to make
a difference in poorer countries. Working with education campaigners across
the world, you will support a rights-based critique of both national
education strategies and those of international institutions. You should
combine up-to-date knowledge and critical analysis of education policies and
national financing issues with a thorough understanding of the role of
evidence-based advocacy in achieving change. Willingness to travel
frequently and sometimes at short notice to diverse destinations is

Minimum educational requirement is a degree at Masters level in either
social science, development studies or education and development. Fluency in
English is essential and competency in one of Arabic, French, Portuguese or
Spanish is a strong advantage.

To apply:
Please download the full job description and person specification.
Applications in English by CV and cover letter (maximum length 2 sides A4),
stating why you meet the requirements of the post should be sent to
jobs@campaignforeducation.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from
spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday 5th September
2011. Please ensure that your full name is included in the title of the
email along with the job title and all attachments sent (e.g. Joanna James
Application - GCE Head of Policy).

First round telephone Interviews will be held in mid September and only
shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Click here to download the full job description


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