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Work type: Contract
Location: Fiji
Categories: International development

  • Opportunity to apply your expertise in organisational design and knowledge of school staffing models to support the restructure of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) in Fiji
  • 12 month contract (long term adviser)
  • Based in Suva, Fiji

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its Education, Health and Scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its Scholarship and Education programs in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the Civil Society Sector in Fiji and delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, as well as Governance sector support when requested by the Fijian Government.

The Civil Service Reform Management Unit (CSRMU) manages and implements a range of reforms across the civil service in Fiji.

The company managing the Facility on behalf of the Australian Government, Coffey, is recruiting the position of Implementation of School Staffing Review Specialist on behalf of the CSRMU. The Adviser will report to the Director CSRMU and the Permanent Secretary for MEHA. 

The Position

The Implementation of School Staffing Review Specialist will build on the results and recommendations from a recent World Bank report and will work closely with senior management within the MEHA to confirm the staffing framework for schools in Fiji, which includes management, teaching and administrative support positions. The Specialist will work with the MEHA HR team to develop job descriptions and undertake job evaluation for all school staffing positions and will work with the Finance Department to identify funding implications. This position will develop and support the implementation of a comprehensive change management plan, risk assessment and communication strategy to guide the implementation of the new school staffing framework.

Download File FINAL TOR Implementation of School Staff Review Specialist MEHA July 2018.docx

The Person

The ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified and will demonstrate senior experience in an education management role or in organisational development, preferably with knowledge of different school staffing models. Significant public sector experience in organisation design and change management will be required as well as a good understanding of issues and needs for client service in the Education sector, preferably in small island or Pacific countries. We are seeking candidates with strong communication and engagement skills and the ability to build  relationships and mentor colleagues from varying cultures, backgrounds and at all levels. 

This position is classified Category D Level 3 (long term) capped at the mid-point level under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

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Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) Monday 30 July 2018

Coffey, through the Facility, is supporting the recruitment of this position on behalf of the Fijian Government Civil Service Reform Management Unit

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.

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