Apply now Job no: 497790
Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Short term consultant opportunity. Up to 9 days input
  • Inputs are required between 19 and 30 July 2019 with some flexibility required
  • Located in Vientiane, Laos
  • Classified as Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework

The Program

Australia Awards Laos is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government through the Laos Australia Institute.

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. They are designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and the global community.

Coffey and LAI are currently seeking applications for the position of Education Specialist to support the 2019 Australia Awards assessment process.

The Position 

The Education Specialist will provide high quality inputs into the interviewing and assessment process of applicants for Australia Awards. The Specialist will contribute to the development of appropriate questions and a fair and transparent assessment process and will participate in interview panels.  The Specialist will produce a report on the process including feedback and lessons learnt. The Australia Awards interview panel in Laos is chaired by DFAT and includes membership from government. LAI provides secretariat and administrative support for the interview process.

Download File Position Description - Education Specialist.pdf

The Person

For success, applicants will need post-graduate qualifications from a recognised Australian institution, preferably at PhD level and experience as an academic in an Australian tertiary institution or other relevant professional context. Demonstrated knowledge of Australian and Lao tertiary education systems, including how scholarships are used in the development context will be required for success, as well as experience in scholarship selection panels. The ability to undertake high quality evaluations and produce reports for clients will be highly regarded.

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

Further enquiries can be directed to quoting job number 497790.

Applications close: 5pm (Vientiane time) 21 May 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.

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