The OEC: The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) is an international intergovernmental organisation, founded in January 2020 by countries from across the Global South, to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world”.
The main functions of the Department of Research, Evaluation, and Foresight (REEF) are, accordingly, to:
The Knowledge Development and Democratisation Section of REEF is responsible for fostering a free and open, collective exchange of ideas, research, and knowledge (from academic and non-academic domains) among Member States and Associate Members (and across the Global South in general).
Under the overall authority of the Secretary General, the guidance of the Under-Secretary-General for Research, Evaluation and Foresight (REEF), and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section of Knowledge Development and Democratisation, Multilateral Initiatives Coordinators work collaboratively to develop and implement collective roadmaps and action plans, based on cross-sectoral consultations, to meet the Section’s goals.
The Multilateral Initiatives Coordinator (Knowledge Democratisation) will be responsible for coordinating initiatives to improve access to higher education and transdisciplinary knowledge among Member States and Associate Members. Specifically, the candidate will work in close consultation with the USG-REEF, the Chief of Section and with relevant teams and departments to coordinate the development of the Greater South Information Sharing System (GreSIS) – a new digital platform that will grant institutional access to references and international academic articles and publications and endogenous knowledge databases for the use of higher education institutions and researchers of Member States and Associate Members.
Candidates must be fluent in English. Knowledge of one or more of the other official languages of the OEC (French, Arabic, Spanish) is a distinct advantage.
All applications must be sent to HRE@OEC-OCE.ORG and must include:
This position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The OEC is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from women.
Applications from candidates from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean regions are also highly encouraged.
Open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly encouraged.
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