Program Analyst

The Luminos Fund

The Luminos Fund

London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Luminos Fund, an international nonprofit bringing education opportunities to the world’s most marginalized children, is looking for a Program Analyst to help maximize the impact of its foundational learning programs across various geographies.

This is a full-time position based in London. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the education sector and demonstrate enthusiasm for addressing the global learning crisis. Candidates should also have a proactive work ethic, outstanding attention to detail, and an eagerness to learn. The Program Analyst will report to the Director of Teaching and Learning and collaborate closely with team members throughout the organization. The role will likely involve some travel to challenging contexts in Africa and the Middle East.

About the Luminos Fund

The Luminos Fund ( provides transformative education programs to thousands of out-of-school children, helping them to catch up to grade level, reintegrate into government schools, and prepare for lifelong learning. Working in partnership with community-based organizations, Luminos is scaling up its accelerated learning program to ensure all children have equal access to joyful, foundational learning, especially those shut out of education by crisis, poverty, or discrimination. To date, Luminos has helped over 277,787 children secure a second chance to learn. A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, Luminos is working in Ethiopia, Ghana, Lebanon, Liberia, and The Gambia.

Luminos is supported by a range of funding partners, including Cartier Philanthropy, Dubai Cares, Legatum, and UBS Optimus Foundation. Luminos has been recognized for its achievements globally, receiving the 2022 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize, the Library of Congress International Literacy Award, the Lipman Family Prize, the WISE Award, and the HundrED Global Innovation Award for the last six years.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Analyst will:

  • Develop teaching and learning materials, including teacher guides and student books for foundational literacy and numeracy programs (full training will be provided).
  • Support the design and implementation of Trainings of Trainers and teacher trainings.
  • Design assessments in close collaboration with the Impact team.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of other core components of structured pedagogy.
  • Oversee specific programs, including managing contracts, writing donor reports, and advising on overall program strategy.
  • Stay current with research evidence on teaching and learning to support colleagues, including the Development and Communications team.
  • Support the Director of Programs, in close coordination with key colleagues, in streamlining and strengthening Luminos’ teaching and learning approaches across country programs.

Please note that the Luminos Fund is a highly dynamic work environment, and the role holder may need to take on additional workstreams not included in the description above. In some instances, they will face challenges in areas where they are not experts and where situations are ambiguous. They will need to scope out known information, propose and appraise response options, and then own and drive the implementation solutions.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics, Global Education, or another relevant discipline.
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit, private, or public sector, preferably with international organizations and in education programming.
  • Experience with project management, including managing tight timelines in low-resource contexts, with multiple competing priorities.
  • Comfort with numbers and ability to analyze quantitative data.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and complexity to produce high-quality work against tight deadlines.
  • Prior experience working in multicultural environments and across time zones.
  • Outstanding writing skills and meticulous attention to detail.

Luminos Core Beliefs and Values

  1. We believe that every child is capable of learning a remarkable amount in a short period of time, if given the chance.
  2. We keep children’s joy and well-being at the heart of everything we do.
  3. We embrace assessment as a key component of effective teaching and learning.
  4. We celebrate and empower local leadership throughout our work with partner communities and governments.
  5. We use research, program data, and skilled classroom observation in the tenacious pursuit of excellence.
  6. We celebrate the unique contexts and cultures of the communities we serve in our curricula and pedagogy.
  7. We act with the highest standards of integrity and care, ensuring mutual accountability among colleagues and partners.
  8. We take the initiative to solve problems where we find them, managing details large and small, with urgency.
  9. We act deliberately to ensure that our organization is inclusive for people of different genders, racial backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, abilities, and other sources of diversity.
  10. We build deep, authentic relationships with our supporters in celebration of the mutually transformative power of giving.

The Luminos Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Compensation for candidates located in UK will be GBP 40,000 - 55,000. The starting base salary will fluctuate for candidates located in areas outside the UK and will be dependent on confirmed job skills and experience.