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Education finance and budgeting Expert

Job Profile

Cambridge Education is currently preparing to tender for the management of DFID’s new education sector technical assistance programme in Lebanon “Support to Reaching All Children through Education II” (SR2) and for this prospect, we are now looking for an experienced Education finance and budgeting expert.
The objective of the Government’s RACE II strategy is to scale up access to quality education for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese children. RACE II’s focus is on improving equitable access through both formal and non-formal routes, enhanced quality of teaching resources and teacher training, and strengthened systems of governance and managerial capacities.

DFID’s SR2 will support the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) with on-demand access to high-quality technical assistance to support its drive to improve public sector service delivery and strengthen capacity within the formal education system.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

We are now looking for an experienced Education finance and budgeting expert with extensive working experience in the technical areas below, preferably in the Middle East :

  • Education finance and budgeting :
  • Financial analysis of the education system
  • Public sector financial management,
  • Budget analysis and monitoring
  • Public investment planning and budgeting
  • Simulating models for prospective analysis in the education sector
  • Capacity building

This full-time position will be embedded in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Beirut and one of the main activities will be to build capacity within the Ministry.

Candidate Specification

Required skills and qualifications:
  • A Master’s-level degree in education, economics, or a relevant field, from an accredited university is essential
  • Significant experience in implementing education programmes in complex education systems – experience in the Middle East and at international level would be an asset.
  • Must have extensive experience in education financing and budgeting, PFM, budget analysis and operating at very senior levels;
  • Experience working in a technical capacity in the areas listed above in a project management or leadership role. Experience of navigating complex political structures as part of technical support provided.
  • Experience in training and capacity building of high-level officials;
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic, English or French (possession of at least two of these languages would be an asset).
  • High level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, experience working on a team and across different levels within the government bodies in Lebanon;
  • Experience working with systems that support refugee children in the education system of middle or high income countries or underprivileged children would be an asset.
We would be interested in hearing from you if you would like to be considered for full time work on these exciting prospects. Please give an indication of your expected daily fee rate.
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