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Director of Impact Evaluation

Queen Rania Foundation, London


Thank you for your interest in Queen Rania Foundation and the role of Director of Impact Evaluation.

Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) seeks to create or localize impactful, innovative and sustainable interventions that have global relevance; and drive an impact-focused and evidence-driven approach to learning is used, to develop resilient, student centred and tech-enabled educational models.

Her Majesty Queen Rania’s vision is quality education for all, from kindergarten onwards, taught by dynamic and well-trained teachers; who excite students and instill in them not only a love of learning today, but life-long curiosity. The efforts of QRF thus far, have enabled a generation of forward-thinking young Jordanians, well-versed in local and global issues, able to harness technology’s tools and compete with their peers wherever they are in the world. QRF wants this for every child in Jordan and for Jordan to strengthen the foundations of inclusivity and prosperity for all.

Already, QRF is more than a hub for new learning ideas; it’s an incubator of new education programs. One of the most transformative is Edraak. Launched in May 2014, this pan-Arab initiative makes available Arabic online learning courses. It’s the first non-profit platform of its kind in the Arab world, and the feedback from young people is that they want more.

We are in the midst of a critical time for Jordan and the Middle East. Amid large turmoil and crises of unprecedented scale, it is imperative to prepare for a rebuilding stage in the region’s development. In that light, it is critical that entities focused on education and development clearly recognize and understand “what works”.

The Director of Impact Evaluation at the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF) will lead the Foundation’s efforts in “solving for impact” within the education space; working to identify the interventions and solutions with the best return on investment.

In this role you will lead the QRF’s Impact Evaluation team in Jordan, from London. The role necessitates a strong focus on Jordanian capacity building and knowledge transfer as the majority of the team will be in Amman. You will work to recruit, develop and lead a team of in-house evaluation experts and practitioners, to help fulfil our mission of ‘solving for impact’ in the Jordanian and Arab education space.

We hope you will bring your expertise to bear in different approaches to evaluation, major aspects of data collection, leadership in evaluation assignments and familiarity in qualitative methods. Education programme expertise would be preferable, but we are open to a range of scenarios from a major aid agency or NGO.

For more information about this opportunity please review the details on this site and have an informal conversation with our colleagues leading the search for this campaign, Andrew Timlin and Sarah Engerer at Hays Executive on 020 72598743.

With best wishes,
Nafez Dakkak