Officer, Policy & Partnerships
Officer, Policy & Partnerships
Who We Are
NewGlobe supports visionary governments to transform public education systems, the cornerstone of a prosperous, equitable, and peaceful society.
With a comprehensive system transformation platform and data-driven educational services, NewGlobe delivers rapid and dramatic improvements in learning outcomes at state and nationwide scale. Through building impactful partnerships and programmes, NewGlobe ensures that all children have access to an education that will develop their full potential and create a foundation for growth and prosperity.
NewGlobe leverages more than a decade of educational experience and proven impact in integrated school management, teacher professional development, instructional design innovation, technological system support, child-centered classroom practice, and parent engagement -- all grounded in learning science -- to ensure each teacher is empowered to engage children in transformational learning, and all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Every day, NewGlobe supports governments to solve what were once seen as intractable problems, and by doing so, ensures this generation will be able to grow up to lead more fulfilled lives, while simultaneously building economic prosperity for themselves, their communities, and the globe.
NewGlobe’s high-touch, intensive professional development programs, along with integrated school management, teacher support, and assessment software, enable schools to succeed. NewGlobe works within state and national curriculum and syllabi, ensuring all children are empowered to learn their own history, and master local content, while being globally competitive in mathematics and languages. The science of behaviour change and the science of learning is at the foundation of all programming.
NewGlobe works with urgency because youth quickly becomes adulthood and relentlessly because improvement requires continuous problem-solving. NewGlobe is honoured to serve and to help rebuild trust in public systems.
NewGlobe’s work is all encompassing and will challenge you to use your full mind, and heart, each day. We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe -- a more equitable globe -- to join us.
Policy & Partnerships
The Policy & Partnerships team (P&P) engages with visionary political and Government leadership to help shape policy, strengthen delivery and impact complex education systems through comprehensive technical support. We work to ensure policies support children’s access, opportunity and advancement, and that there is an enabling environment for governments to work with technical assistance partners to enact large-scale system transformation. We ensure close collaboration, communication, and engagement with our government partners whom we serve in existing programs and the rest of the delivery teams to ensure we deliver on the promise of our program, that the government sees solutions coming to the fore, and is participating in the work and recognizes the impact taking place. In support of the government program, may also engage with other dynamic influencers (NGOs, think tanks, academicians, and bi- and multilateral agencies) to unlock additional support for our government programming and children in underserved communities. It is our responsibility to ensure that the program we deliver is understood by our government partner, to negotiate any changes or updates or new needs in the program as it evolves, and to seek its expansion and renewal, based on a successful track record and measured improved learning and positive impact.
About the Role
As the Officer, Policy & Partnerships, you will help the programme handle a wide range of operational and administrative tasks. You are a highly resourceful team player, who is comfortable working in a complex environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient. You possess a high degree of self-confidence and executive presence, exercise discretion and diplomacy in all stakeholder interactions, have the ability to proactively anticipate and manage challenges, and be a self-starter with strong abilities to manage multiple responsibilities. You will need to remain flexible to changes in schedule and work hours (including flexibility to work unconventional hours, as may occasionally be required). You have strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. You will report to the Manager, P&P, supporting work across the department.
What You Will Do
- Support Policy & Partnerships team – Support with administrative and cross-functional activities including project management and coordination, facilitating service requests with KwaraLEARN teams and vendors, calendar and mailbox management, travel and transport arrangements, time and expense management, meeting coordination, stakeholder liaising, and providing back-up support for other members of the team both internal and externally including legislators, Members of Parliament, Local Government Officials, Ministry officials, etc.
- Stakeholder mapping and engagement – Manage broader strategic stakeholder management with NGO/donor/think tank/academic and other important 'influencers'. Both in the hopes of obtaining material support for our communities and also managing our broader relations/standing with this important community;
- Support strategy drive – Expected strategic activities include conducting research, liaising and working with teams across the Policy and Partnerships team to produce quality deliverables, acting as rapporteur and co-ordinator for high-level /important meetings especially those involving diverse external stakeholders/parties and assisting to build and maintain key relationships that are a priority for KwaraLEARN Program.
- Support the P&P management to establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for government and stakeholder relations; monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; and effect changes required for improvement.
What You Should Have
- Professional working experience in a similar area (minimum 3 years).
- Experience at fast-paced organizations (additional experience in/with public institutions would be an advantage).
- A degree from an accredited College or University.
- Excellent verbal and superior writing and report presentation skills.
- Strong proficiency with Calendars, Document management, Spreadsheets and Analyses.
- Understands the complexities of working with people in multiple locations (both in-person and virtually).
- Can plan and conduct complex and sensitive administrative and operational duties.
- Experience working in or with government agencies is preferred.
- A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
- A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
- A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
- A relentless advocate –The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience,
- A malleable learner –You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
- A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.