Research and Program Development Specialist

About the Research and Program Development Department:
The Research and Program Development Department undertakes programmatic and policy- oriented research to support the improvement of pre-tertiary learning outcomes in Jordan.

About the Position:
We are seeking candidates with strong research skills and an academic or professional background in education to work on QRF’s research and program development efforts aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in Jordan.


  • Conduct primary and secondary research and write up findings with minimal supervision
  • Analysis of primary and secondary quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Research and iteratively design programs to improve student learning outcomes in Jordan
  • Write reports and policy briefing notes on internal or external education research and program efforts
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other departments and partner organisations on projects
  • Support the organisation's partners with primary and secondary research needs related to their operations
  • Perform other research and program development related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. education, psychology, sociology, economics or another social science)
  • Passion for improving student learning outcomes in Jordan
  • Experience in Jordan or the region
  • Work experience in relevant field: education, economic development, public policy, research, consulting, etc
  • Arabic and English fluency (written and spoken)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience in Research and Program Development 


  • Academic or professional experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Organised and has a strong ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work under-pressure and meet deadline
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team
  • Detail oriented and meticulous at work
  • Ability to build and sustain professional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in Arabic and English