First listed on: 04 July 2024

Research Officer 2


Company description:

The Australian Council for Educational Research is an independent research organisation established in 1930. We work with education systems across Australia and internationally to improve learning across the lifespan.

Job description:


The ACER Centre for School and System Improvement has partnered with the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) in a major curriculum reform project. The project commenced in October 2023 and will conclude in 2026. The project focuses on reforming the MoE curriculum in public and private schools, to ensure every learner learns successfully and is well prepared for learning, life and work.


ACER are recruiting a skilled Research Officer 2 to provide operational support in the Building a World Class Curriculum project.

Duties will include providing project administration and coordination support, as well as undertaking data collection, entry, management and analysis. The role will involve contributing to literature searches and literature reviews.

An important part of the role involves contributing to the development of project resources and outputs, including reports and PowerPoint slideshows. The Research Officer will assist with the drafting, proofreading, editing, referencing, and formatting of reports for submission to the client and/or engagement with key stakeholders.

Liaison with internal and external project stakeholder may also be required. The role will involve undertaking any other project support tasks as required by the project directors or designated leaders within the project.


We are looking for individuals with effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and excellent organisational skills, including the ability to work under pressure.

Computer literacy, including experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and MS Teams, is essential, as is high attention to detail and accuracy.

Proficiency in academic referencing using APA 7 is essential, experience in using Zotero reference management software is desirable.

Ideally, we would welcome individuals with good knowledge of the education sector and some experience in research. Fluency in English is essential. Fluence in Arabic is desirable, but not essential. Familiarity with the UAE culture and education system would be beneficial.

We offer:

The Research Officer 2 position is a fulltime (1.0FTE) fixed term position for 12 months. The successful candidate can may be based in any of ACER's Australian offices.

Salary is within the range $95,152- $105,169 per annum (plus 11.5 % ACER contribution to superannuation).

We reward our people in many ways by offering a flexible/hybrid working environment, by supporting their professional growth and learning opportunities and by offering generous wellbeing initiatives.

How to apply

If you're ready to use your expertise in shaping the future of our education system, apply now to join our team!
For a copy of the full position description and details of how to apply, please visit our career site.

Applications close on Tuesday 16 July 2024 at 5pm (AEDT).

Our commitment to equity, diversity, access and inclusion

ACER is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to actively fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, cultural and faith background, sexual orientation, disability and/or age. ACER welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

ACER encourages applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

ACER is committed to supporting candidates with disability through provision of adjustments during the recruitment and selection process and throughout employment. To request or discuss adjustment requirements, please contact: p&


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