Apply now Job no: 497475
Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Full time until 31 August 2020
  • Based in Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Program

The Basis Education Access and Quality in Lao, PDR Program (BEQUAL) directly supports the education priorities of the Government of Lao PDR described in the Ministry’s Education Sector Development Plan 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. In addition, BEQUAL will assist MoES with general support for the roll out of the national curriculum for Grades 1 and 2 (up to August 2020) across all 18 provinces.

The Position

The Curriculum and Materials Specialist will provide on the job training to 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. The expected outputs of this position are: 

  • Support for RIES counterparts to manage and implement curriculum writing and materials development activities.
  • Support for RIES to develop and trial primary curriculum and teaching and learning materials (including supplementary materials), for creative arts, and other subjects as required.
  • Deliver on the job training, mentoring and coaching to RIES and other MOES counterparts in the process of curriculum and materials development, with a focus on local skills strengthening and ownership.

Download File FINAL PD Curriculum and Materials Development Specialist 20181102.pdf

The Person

Together with a relevant tertiary qualification in Education and significant experience developing teaching and learning resources for primary education in a low resource setting, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong capability in capacity building, training and mentoring with national counterparts.  You will have practical experience working in primary schools and materials development.

Along with your effective communication and interpersonal skills, you will display strong problem solving capability while working within a diverse team to deliver timely results with minimal supervision.

Experience in the basic education sector in a South East Asian developing country is preferred.

The position is classified as Category C, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. For full details please view via 

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497475


Applications close:  5.00pm (Adelaide Time) Friday 30 November 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

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

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