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SOFRECO worldwide

SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.

Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Key expert 1: Team leader, Education specialist , worldwide

Advisory Services in the Education Sector

The overall objective of this assignment is to increase the effectiveness of EU cooperation in the field of education.

The purpose of the assignment is to provide advisory services to DEVCO B4 unit, EU delegations and other relevant stakeholders working on education programmes:

Purpose 1: to contribute to the identification, formulation, monitoring and evaluation of EU cooperation projects and programmes in the field of education in EU partner countries through technical support and ad hoc advice (desk work and field missions)

Purpose 2: Contribute to policy design, most notably in relation to: i) the analysis of key challenges and trends in education, and ii) EU position on key education related fora and global initiatives.

Purpose 3: Support capacity building for HQ and EUD staff in the different domains of education system strengthening through several activities, such as the annual thematic seminar, webinars, ad hoc trainings.

Purpose 4: Enhance the communication, visibility, knowledge sharing and accountability framework of the EU support to education in development, through a wide set of complementary activities in-house and externally, such as for instance infopoint sessions, presence on social media, capacity 4 development, factsheets and publications.

Geographical area to be covered: The main focus of the services will be on DEVCO headquarters and on countries that have adopted education as priority sector for EU development cooperation.

Location: The experts will be allowed to work home based. All experts may also have to visit beneficiary countries in the context of support missions or seminars.


Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in Education, Social sciences, Economics, International relations, Public policy or relevant equivalent discipline. A Master degree in education or relevant equivalent discipline will be considered as an asset.

General professional experience

  • At least 12 years of professional experience - of which at least 5 years with developing countries - covering education sector development, education policies and education support programs.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years of specific professional experience including the following areas:

a. Policies, programmes and processes of at least one major bilateral or multilateral development cooperation agency.

b. Advisory services to Ministries of Education in developing partner countries on designing and implementing education sector plans, strategies and programmes.

  • At least 3 years of experience in team supervision and management, particularly in mobilising and appointing the right expertise, providing strategic and technical guidance and ensuring quality control of deliverables.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting high-level decision-making and policy-making processes, preferably in the framework of the EU and/or bilateral/multilateral agencies, will be considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of education sector processes in developing countries such as the functioning of Local Education Groups, Global Partnership for Education, Education Clusters and Education Cannot Wait will be considered as an asset.
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