Would you like to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education worldwide?
Hello! We’re excited to see you found your way to this job opening. That must mean you share our ambition to ensure learners around the world enjoy their fundamental human right to quality education, without exception.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
But first things first. Allow us to introduce ourselves, drawing on the great mystery behind our name. Since our establishment in 1982, VVOB’ has evolved from a complex (Dutch) acronym to a stand-alone concept meaning education for development :
Do you still feel like you’re in the right place? Great, because we’re hiring an expat MEAL for TVET to strengthen our team in Ecuador :
VVOB in Ecuador
VVOB Ecuador, together with its strategic partners, the Ministry of Education, the Technical University of Manabí and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, is implementing the third phase of the and also the.
The programmes focus on developing skills in school leaders and teachers at the Technical Secondary Education level in the provinces of Esmeraldas (Zone 1), Manabí (Zone 4) and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas (Zone 4) and Cantón Quito (Zone 9) so that they can ensure quality teaching and learning processes for their students, which will improve their technical and soft skills in order to increase their opportunities for access to decent employment.
In the current of 2021 the new multiyear plan will be formulated for the period 2022-2026.
Purpose of the function :
The Research and Learning Advisor is to be based in Quito, with extensive travel to the field operations in mentioned provinces, for protracted periods of time.
Reporting to the Country Programmes Manager, the Research and Learning Advisor works in close collaboration with the VVOB Education Advisors and Coordinators and supports all investigation, M&E and formulation activities / processes.
The Research and Learning advisor is responsible for the research led by VVOB and its partners as well as of the formulation of activities / processes, and is actively involved in the M&E of VVOB's programmes in Ecuador.
S)he reports directly to the Country Programmes Manager.
Your responsibilities :
The Research and Learning advisor acts like an expert, quality caretaker and role model.
You are actively engaged in expanding VVOB’s funding base (liaising with potential donors, writing proposals).
If you’re our Research & Learning advisor, your workweek at the office will include the following highlights :
To maintain a strong linkage with national research partners, you have an exchange meeting with a national investigation center, the National Direction of Investigation of the Ministry of Education or the National Institute for Education Evaluation.
You give a presentation during an online conference on recent research related to evidence based decision making.
In a team meeting with the programme team, you share some interesting articles on TVET and teacher training, as further inspiration for the team.
Note that the function profile can be revised in the course of the implementation of the programme to ensure achievement of all set targets.
Any other duties can be assigned by the Country Programmes Manager in line with the position holder’s capacities
Who Are You?
This is an expat position, which means the position is open to all staff who are not a citizen of the country where the position is located.
Qualifications, experience & competencies you bring to our team :
Language : Fluent in English and Spanish
Research experience preferably in the education sector.
Experience in the Education sector and knowledge of recent developments in the education sector, preferably in vocational education and / or teacher training will be an added advantage
Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative research / evaluation methodologies and statistical sampling methods is an asset.
Matching competences :
VVOB core competences :
Results and goal oriented
Lifelong learning and improvement
Cooperation within a team and with other stakeholders
Function specific competencies :
Excellent communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong organising skills
Proactivity and work with minimum supervision
What we’re offering :
An attractive expat salary and benefits package including the shipping of personal belongings, an initial settlement allowance, insurances, housing allowance, school fee allowance, annual family home travel ticket and pension savings.
Join us : As soon as possible!
Your office :
VVOB’s office in Quito, Ecuador with extensive travel to the field operations.