International Education Specialist
American Institutes for Research
Location: Washington DC, USA
Last Date: June 30, 2008

International Education Specialist
American Institutes for Research

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR’s International Development Program seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through education and social development. We have worked in collaboration with local partners in more than 80 countries over the past three decades. In partnership with others, we seek to: ensure children’s equitable access to all levels of education; improve the quality and relevance of education; and empower individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change. We are currently seeking a Senior International Education Specialist with expertise in the design and implementation of large-scale education projects. This position will be based in the AIR Washington, D.C. (Georgetown) office and will require some travel to project sites.

This individual will manage and provide technical support to existing education projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East. S/he will also be heavily involved in business development activities including identifying opportunities, designing education projects, writing proposals, and securing grants and contracts.

The successful candidate should have broad but appropriate training and experience in pedagogy, teacher training, instructional materials, and policy both domestically and in developing countries. At least five years of relevant experience, with an advanced degree, is required. Candidates with more experience and a bachelor’s degree may be considered. Some combination of the following skills is essential:

- Experience in teacher professional development, curriculum design, content standards, teaching, instructional materials, evaluation, and other related areas;
- Three to five years of hands-on experience working in developing countries;
- USAID-related or other international development experience;
- An advanced degree in education;
- Excellent training, writing, oral, and interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in foreign languages (e.g., Arabic, French, or Spanish).

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to and reference job number 5536. EOE.


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