Programme Officer Ed Tech Hub

Programme/ Department: Growth Poverty and Inequality

Contract Type: Full time

Salary: £28,492-£33,987 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 09:30-17:30 Mon- Fri

Closing Date: 20 October 2019

Interview: Week 28th Oct 2019

Assessment: TBD

Programme Officer Ed Tech Hub

Programme Officer Ed Tech Hub

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £28,492-£33,987 per annum

Location: London

Ref: Edtech 02/19

An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives.

 About us

ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. (

The EdTech Hub is a newly launched consortium-based project funded by the UK government (DFID). With budget envelope of £20m spread across 8 years, the programme aims to establish a platform for research on innovation and application of technologies to close the gap in provision of education worldwide. This will be achieved through research, innovative testing of solutions for education and engagement with the stakeholders.

ODI serves as lead of the EdTech Hub consortium and is responsible for Programme Management and Governance of the Hub, contributing across Research, Innovation and Engagement spheres. The core partners in the consortium include University of Cambridge, Jigsaw, Brink, Open Development for Education, and Results for Development, along with several regional partners. The EdTech Hub is currently partway through its Inception Phase, lasting until December 2019, after which there are plans for the project to continue until at least March 2027.




Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Education to degree level
  • High level of numeracy (with focus on management of complex excel spreadsheets)
  • Familiarity or interest in adaptive/agile management principles


  • Experience of working in a complex consortium with multiple internal and external stakeholders spread geographically
  • Knowledge and experience of coordinating major donor-funded (preferably DFID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) international development programmes, including experience in budget monitoring and reporting
  • Experience of working on set up and implementation of programme management, reporting and tracking systems (budget tracking tools, workplans, results monitoring)
  • Experience of managing delivery to tight deadlines in a team environment, some experience of coordinating work of other colleagues and team members


  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Familiarity with communication and information sharing tools such as Kanban, Slack
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships with remote teams
  • Strong organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Quick self-starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to prioritise, work flexibly and under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Good IT skills to include excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, GoogleDrive, databases
  • Ability to learn to use new software quickly
  • Good proof-reading skills


  • Interest or experience in innovations and technology in education international development         

About you

The ideal candidate will have track record of working in complex consortium to deliver financial and programmatic management of international development programmes. The candidate is interested in and committed to adaptive management and agile programming structures, with this role contributing to delivery of the Hub’s ways of working in this regard. 

Closing date: Sunday 20th October 2019

Interview Date: Week of the 28th October 2019

For more information, please download an application pack from here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 0351 or email 

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