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

  • Full Time - contract until August 2020
  • Based in Vientiane, Lao PDR with some regional travel required

The Program

The goal of the Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao, PDR Program (BEQUAL) is to ensure more girls and boys of primary school age, particularly those experiencing disadvantage, achieve functional literacy and numeracy and acquire life skills. The program will address education policy, planning and coordination, increased child participation in and access to basic education, teacher education and improved school infrastructure.

Coffey, through BEQUAL, is now seeking applications for a Primary Curriculum and Materials Specialist to join this significant and high performing education program.

The Position

The Primary Curriculum and Materials Specialist will provide on the job training and mentoring to Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) curriculum writers and materials developers to ensure alignment with the new curriculum, and materials that are contextually appropriate, gender sensitive, and inclusive of disadvantaged groups.

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The Person

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Education, and demonstrated experience working in primary education at the school or system level, for primary subjects, including science.

Coupled with experience developing curriculum, teaching and learning resources for primary education and your understanding of capacity development approaches, including targeted training and mentoring, you will display the ability to work as part of a team and partner with MoES counterparts and other colleagues.

Along with a strong understanding of international development agreements and issues, including the aid effectiveness agenda, Millennium Development Goals, Education for All and global funds and your experience in the development of primary science curricula and materials, ideally, you will display sound practice in the basic education sector in a South East Asian developing country context.

You will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and experience working in a multilingual and multicultural context, the ability to effectively self-manage the allocation of priorities and deadlines with minimal supervision while working effectively with within a diverse team to deliver results on time.

Displaying experience addressing gender equality, disability and social inclusion and child protection, you will approach problem solving in a flexible and culturally sensitive manner while working independently and in a flexible and dynamic team environment.

Previous experience in the education sector, within South East Asia or Lao PDR is preferred.

This position is classified as ARF B, 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. For full details please view via 

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497441.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications close:  5.00pm (Adelaide) on 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.

This program 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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