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Call for Proposal: UNESCO Invites Applications for Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Fellowship: Submit by Sep 29

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By: Gurjit Kaur | 19 Aug 2019 12:48 PM

The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, formerly known as the Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), is an editorially independent, authoritative, and evidence-based annual report that monitors progress in education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have been adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with special focus on SDG 4 on education.

Its mandate was established in the Incheon Declaration of the World Education Forum in May 2015. The Education 2030 Framework for Action defined this mandate for the GEM Report as the mechanism “for monitoring and reporting on SDG 4 and on education in the other SDGs” and for reporting “on the implementation of national and international strategies to help hold all relevant partners to account for their commitments”.

Fellowship Description

The GEM Report Fellowship programme will support proposals for studies in the area of international and
comparative education with a special focus on:

  • utilizing the GEM Report’s data resources, notably those household and school surveys linked to the World Inequality in Education database, to strengthen analyses of global, regional and national education trends on issues of access, equity, inclusion and quality;
  • strengthening the content of the GEM Report with respect to its coverage of important issues at the regional and national level, through evidence-based analyses of educational policy and practice;
  • advancing the SDG 4 monitoring agenda, especially on issues related to the global and thematic indicator framework that have been highlighted in previous reports;
  • supporting the themes of forthcoming GEM reports, i.e. 2021 report on the role of non-state actors in education, and the 2022 report on technology, innovation and the future of education.
  • Academic background:
    An advanced university degree in education, sociology, economics, political science, psychology demography, statistics, psychometrics or other related fields.
  • Professional background:
    Proven experience in policy analysis in an academic/research or a national/international agency setting.
    Proven experience in organising projects in research and/or policy contexts.
    Contacts within the education policy community would be an advantage
    Experience with education systems in low, middle or high-income countries.
  • Tools:
    Sound knowledge of and proven experience in the application of statistical techniques involving large-scale survey data. Experience using statistical analysis software such as Mplus, R, STATA, SPSS or SAS would be an asset.
  • Languages:
    Fluency in one of the two UNESCO official languages (English and French) and the capacity to draft to a high standard in English.

To apply email

Important dates
  • Deadline for proposals: 29 September 2019 (midnight, Paris time)
  • Announcement of decision with successful applicants: 31 October 2019
  • Review meeting: 14 November 2019 (tbc)
  • Expected start to the fellowship: January 2020

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