Apply now Job no: 497843
Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: International development

  • Based in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao PDR
  • Full Time, Long Term Contract until August 2020 (with a possible extension)

The Program

The goal of BEQUAL is to ensure all girls and boys, especially those experiencing disadvantage, complete a quality basic education to achieve literacy, numeracy and other 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 and Pre-service Curriculum and Materials Specialist (English) to join this significant and high performing education program.

The Position

The Primary and Pre-service Curriculum and Materials Specialist (English) will provide on the job training and mentoring to MoES curriculum writers and materials developers to ensure alignment with the new curriculum framework and pedagogy, and materials that are contextually appropriate, gender sensitive, and inclusive of disadvantaged groups.  This position will work in both the primary curriculum teams, in partnership with the Research Institute for Education Sciences (RIES), and the pre-service curriculum team, in partnership with the Department of Teacher Education (DTE).

Download File 497843 Primary and Pre-service Curriculum Materials Specialist (English).pdf

The Person

The Primary and Pre-service Curriculum and Materials Specialist (English) will have tertiary qualifications in education and, ideally, a qualification related to technology-based learning and demonstrate experience working in primary education at the school or system level or in teacher education.

Coupled with your experience developing English language curriculum and teaching and learning resources for primary and teacher preservice education and experience developing or assisting with the development of technology-based education solutions, you will demonstrate capacity in the basic education sector in a developing country and low resource context.

With a strong understanding of technology-based education solutions, especially for learning and teaching foreign languages, you will demonstrate experience working in partnership with MoES counterparts and other colleagues and a strong understanding of international development agreements and principles including the aid effectiveness agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

With the ability to mainstream gender equality, disability and social inclusion into activities, and address child protection policy commitments, you will demonstrate the ability to effectively self-manage your priorities and deadlines while working effectively with senior management and implementing teams to deliver results.

A strong ability to coach and mentor colleagues from diverse social or cultural backgrounds is essential. Previous experience within South East Asia or Lao PDR is highly desirable.

The position is classified as ARF Discipline B 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.

Applications close:  5.00PM (Adelaide time) Monday 17 June 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.

BEQUAL 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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