JSS Curriculum Adviser

Tarawa, Kiribati
Consultant (Long Term)
  • Opportunity to contribute to the education sector in Kiribati (Pacific)
  • Short term, periodic inputs, up to 140 days to December 2018 with possibility of extension until November 2019
  • Inputs based in Tarawa, Kiribati

The Program

On behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Coffey is managing the delivery of support and technical assistance to the Kiribati Ministry of Education (MoE) as part of the Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP) Phase III. We support the MoE in implementing a comprehensive reform program focused on children in Kiribati having access to inclusive, quality basic education. This includes a large infrastructure component that includes new or upgraded classrooms, school facilities, fencing, water and sanitation facilities and rainwater collection.

The Position

The JSS Curriculum Adviser will assist the MoE to review and redevelop the curriculum format and content through the junior secondary school years. The Adviser will assist the MoE to change and update its curriculum into one more aligned with the Government of Kiribati strategy for improved self-development, employability and labour mobility of JSS graduates. The Adviser will work closely with colleagues in the MoE in the planning and development of materials and teacher guides; training and mentoring teachers and educational managers; and supporting the monitoring and reporting of the JSS reform process.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in education or training and will have a deep understanding of secondary curriculum and assessment; combined with experience delivering high level advice to Ministry managers and school leaders on secondary education and its linkages to further study or employment.  A deep understanding of gender dynamics and positive gender relationship formation during adolescent years is essential. Previous experience working in the Pacific is desirable, as well as excellent relationship management skills and knowledge of aid effectiveness principles.

This position is classified as Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further detail.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit www.coffey.com/careers, click on ‘career opportunities’ and search for the job reference number

Applications close 6.00pm (Kiribati time) 11th December 2017

For further enquiries please contact: internationaldevelopment@coffey.com

This program is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
11th December 2017