Apply now Job no: 497379
Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Opportunity to contribute to the education sector in Laos with this significant basic education program
  • Fulltime, 12-month contract (with a potential extension)
  • Vientiane, Lao, PDR

The Program

BEQUAL directly supports the education priorities of the Laos government described in the Education Sector Development Plan prepared by the Ministry of Education and Sports and is consistent with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy 2013-2018. BEQUAL is designed to be rolled out over 10 years, in three phases.

The first phase, from 2015–2020 is working in the most educationally disadvantaged districts, to increase participation of disadvantaged children, improve learning environments and teacher quality. BEQUAL’s key activities through to August 2020 will focus on assisting the MoES with the development and implementation of the national new curriculum for grades 1–5. This will include teacher development and intensified support at targeted districts with a focus on improving learning outcomes for girls and boys from disadvantaged groups.

The Position

Reserved for Lao Citizens

Reporting directly to the Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist, the Curriculum Support Officer will provide administrative, interpretation and translation support for the Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist’s work with the Research Institute for Educational Sciences (RIES) and Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) staff. This position will support the Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist to coordinate effectively with MOES counterparts.

Download File FINAL PD BEQUAL Curriculum Support Officer 20181009.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a degree (or equivalent) in Teaching and, or, Education. Together with your demonstrated experience consulting and negotiating with key clients, team members and stakeholders, you will have proven professional translation/interpreter experience (English to Lao and Lao to English).

Along with a strong understanding of the primary education sector in Lao and Lao government processes, you will display working knowledge of office procedures, including Intermediate level Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills. Together with your strong knowledge of Lao and English and your negotiation skills, you will be able to identify problems, manage conflict and facilitate effective solutions.

Coupled with the ability to maintain a high standard of work quality, attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills supporting others, you will display effective cultural sensitivity and experience working within multinational and diverse teams.  Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Lao are essential

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497379

Applications close:  5.00pm (Lao time) Friday 26 October 2018.


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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