IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement) is an independent, nonprofit research organization. We conduct international and national large-scale comparative studies of educational achievement and other aspects of education, with the aim to research, understand, and improve education worldwide. At IEA Hamburg over one hundred and fifty employees are involved in managing the different tasks of a study ranging from sampling to data analysis. Our experts also provide a wide array of services related to international and national surveys and assessments.

To support the RandA/Sampling Unit we have an opening for a part-time or full-time (minimum 30 hrs./week)

Unit Coordinator Educational Research and Analysis (f/m/d)

The Research and Analysis Unit (RandA) at IEA Hamburg conducts research, analysis, training, support, and consultancy activities in the field of large-scale assessments in education. RandA aims at improving the science of large-scale assessments, promoting the proper use of data from IEA studies and stimulating high quality research related with IEA data. The Sampling Unit at IEA Hamburg develops and implements sample designs for international and national educational studies. This includes sample selection, computation of sampling weights and preparing data sets for variance estimation. Strict adherence to state-of-the-art methods in sampling provides a foundation for high-quality study outcomes.

  • Support the Unit Heads and the Section Lead Sampling in day-to-day unit coordination of a highly professional and culturally diverse team (approximately 30 staff members from more than 15 nations)
  • Support new strategic initiatives for the unit
  • Support projects/studies administratively for initiation, planning, and controlling
  • Prepare, maintain, and analyze short-term and long-term unit-wide project planning in terms of capacity and budget
  • Maintain, track, and visualize project information in terms of time, budget, and progress
  • Help organizing and administrating IEA’s academic visitor programs (communicating with program partners, organize the selection of candidates, liaise with selected academic visitors)
  • Facilitate initiation, planning, and organization of both external and internal workshops, liaising with international clients and instructors
  • Prepare and document meetings to ensure effective communication and follow-up
  • Coordinate and perform other unit-wide tasks (e.g., administration of data access rights, contact management, archiving, and website maintenance)
  • Initiate, prepare, and coordinate social events
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of student assistants, assign tasks, ensure their completion, and liaise with staff members
  • Help with project-related tasks if time permits

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Social Sciences or related field, or vocational training in Business Administration and several years of experience in the field of controlling
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Several years of professional experience in working in a culturally diverse team
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office products
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), fluency in German advantageous
  • Preferably certification in project management and practical experience with respective tools (e.g., MS Project, OpenProj, SharePoint)

This position provides you with the possibility to gain competences in the interesting and expanding working field of educational research in which continuous improvement and personal development are stimulated. We offer flexible working hours and the freedom to operate autonomously.

  • Professional and international work environment
  • Yearly professional development package
  • Flexible working hours and remote work possibilities
  • Family-friendly employer with commitment to work-life balance, recognized by the Hamburger Familiensiegel
  • 30 vacation days
  • Additional insurance package including optical and dental care