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Program Coordinator – Global Education (London)

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization with offices in Washington, DC and London, seeks a full-time Program Coordinator to support its global education work. The purpose of the Program Coordinator role is to provide high quality support to the global education team. The successful candidate will have strong administrational and writing skills plus interest in global education. This position would suit a recent graduate wanting to gain experience in a global development think tank, or an experienced administrator.

Salary: £32,000


  • Manage the global education co-directors’ schedules and travel
  • Organize and coordinate workflow for the global education team
  • Track global education news and newly published research
  • Organize internal and external meetings and conferences
  • Assist with fundraising prospects, including background research and preparation of fundraising materials
  • Perform other administrative and basic research tasks as defined by the Program Directors

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, economics, or another related field
  • Knowledge of and interest in global education issues
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, in a fast-paced environment. An ability to see ahead and think strategically is essential
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Study or work experience in a developing country a plus

Applicants should submit a short cover letter, a CV, and a short writing sample. No phone calls please.

CGD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job. Finalist(s) for this position may be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

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