Apply now Job no: 497911
Work type: Contract
Location: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Categories: Education

  • Long term, Full time until 31 August 2020, with a possible extension for Phase 2
  • Based in the Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane, Lao, PDR

The Program

BEQUAL directly supports the education priorities of the Government of Lao PDR 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 primary curriculum. 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 National citizens of Lao

This position will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager (Implementation) and in partnership with the BEQUAL activity teams and their government counterparts to implement BEQUAL’s Gender and Inclusive Education Strategy. The position will provide Gender and Inclusion training and coaching for teams, and support activity design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This position will be responsible for leading and facilitating the design of inclusive education approaches with the teams, preparing the training materials, and delivery of the training in Lao and English.

Download File BEQUAL PD Gender and Inclusion Manager FINAL May2019.pdf

The Person

The ideal candidate will have graduate qualifications in a Gender or a related field, with relevant professional experience of 5 years. Together with your demonstrated experience in designing and delivery training, in Lao and English, with focus on gender and inclusion, and your experience working in partnership with program teams and government counterparts, you will demonstrate sound knowledge of issues of inclusion related to gender, ethnicity and disability in Laos and an understanding of inclusive education principles.

Coupled with the ability to address gender equality, ethnicity, disability, social inclusion and child protection, and your ability to approach problem solving in a flexible manner, you will display effective cultural sensitivity and experience working within multinational and diverse teams and the ability to work independently and in a flexible and dynamic team environment. Good written and spoken communication skills in English and Lao are essential.

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497911.

Applications close:  5:00PM, Lao time, Friday 19 July 2019.

This is a locally engaged position and is reserved for National citizens of Lao, PDR.

*  Previous applicants need not apply.

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 Australia Government and is co-financed by the European Union.

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

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