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Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Fulltime until 31 August 2020
  • Based in Luand Namtha, Savannakhet or Pakse with frequent and regional travels

The Program

BEQUAL directly supports education priorities of the Government of Laos described in the Education Sector Development Plan prepared by the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy 2013-2018. BEQUAL is designed to be implemented over a total of 10 years, in three distinct phases, Phase 1 will end in August 2020. BEQUAL’s program logic was revised in early 2018 and focuses on three intermediate outcomes – national curriculum, better teaching and support systems. In addition to supporting MoES with the development and implementation of the national primary curriculum (Grades 1-5) in 17 provinces and one municipality, BEQUAL will provide additional support to 32 educationally disadvantaged districts for supporting teachers with the implementation of the new curriculum to improve learning outcomes for children.

The Position - Reserved for Lao Citizens

The Regional Coordinator coordinates, monitors, analyses, reports and follows up on the implementation of program activities in BEQUAL’s target districts. This includes implementing data collection and monitoring systems under the direction of the Regional Program Manager and with guidance from the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager for quality assurance to support BEQUAL activity delivery including small grants, distribution of the new curriculum materials, training and professional development for the new curriculum, and induction for new teachers. This position will play a major role in supporting the coordination and monitoring of inputs of the various implementers at sub-national level: Provincial Education and Sports Services, District Education and Sports Bureaus, Teacher Training Colleges, schools and Village Education Development Committees. The Regional Coordinator will assist the Regional Program Manager to ensure that the program’s commitments to gender equality, disability and inclusion, and child protection are addressed in activity implementation.

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The Person

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor level qualification in Education, or a related field, or demonstrate the equivalent professional experience. Qualification in monitoring and evaluation is desirable. Significant field-based experience in Lao PDR, with provincial and district authorities and communities is essential. Together with your experience facilitating adult education workshops, activity monitoring, data collection, analysis and reporting, managing and administrating small grants, you will have sound experience coordinating project activities with a development project. Capacity to work autonomously with a high level of initiative as well as experience working in a diverse team is essential. You will also be fluent in Lao, including protocol and formal correspondence and have good English language skills. Willingness to undertake frequent field travel to rural and remote districts and schools is essential

For further enquiries please contact us at internationaldevelopment@coffey.com and quote the job reference number.

Applications close 5 pm (Lao time) Tuesday 1 January 2019

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives. 

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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

Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government and co-financed by the European Union.

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