Team Leader (Education Systems Strengthening)

Apply by 6 April 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 7 March 2018

Job Description

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is preparing to tender for a new Education Systems Strengthening Programme to support the implementation of the Government of Myanmar’s National Education Strategic Plan (NESP).

Myanmar is seeking to move its basic education system away from rote learning towards inculcating skills relevant for the 21st century, and has embarked on ambitious reforms to student curriculum and teacher training. This new Education Programme will support this transformation over the next few years with a focus on reforming assessment systems and pedagogy in basic education.


We are seeking a Technical Team Leader for this complex Education Systems Strengthening Programme who will be based in either Yangon or Nay Pyi Daw. The Team Leader will provide technical leadership to this programme, working closely with the OPM Programme Director based in Yangon (who will retain final accountability for results). The role will include:

  • Leadership of overall reform strategy
  • Leading liaison with government and development partners on technical matters
  • Leading the team of specialists working on the programme

Person specification:

  • 15 years+ experience in complex education reform projects in low and middle-income countries
  • Five years+ experience as a team leader of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams providing technical assistance to governments
  • Experience in educational assessment, examination or pedagogy
  • Experience in South East Asia, with experience in Myanmar desirable
  • Experience managing complex relationships with governments, development partners and other partner organisations
  • Experience working on aid funded development projects, desirably with DFID

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About the Organization

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) enables strategic decision-makers to reduce social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries through a unique combination of high-quality analysis and more than 35 years’ practical experience in over 120 countries worldwide.

Supported by a multinational team of more than 400 specialists on four continents, our success is based on a unique combination of high-quality analysis and 30 years’ practical experience of facilitating positive change in over 120 countries worldwide. OPM’s expertise, which is underpinned by a strong commitment to capacity building, ranges from social and economic policy to public finance and management, political economy analysis and statistics.

Clients range from bilateral and multilateral organisations such as DFID, UNICEF and the World Bank through to governments, NGOs and private-sector organisations.

With offices in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, we can provide our clients with rapid, local support and context-specific solutions.

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