Lead Education Adviser Tuvalu Education Program

Funafuti, Tuvalu
Full time Staff
  • Key education leadership position supporting development of the education sector in Tuvalu
  • Initial 18 month full time contract, with possible short term inputs thereafter
  • Based in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with the possibility of some travel to the outer islands and Suva

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its education, health and scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its scholarship and education program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, and governance sector support when requested by the Fiji Government.

Support to education in Tuvalu is an important component of the Facility. The focus of the support is on improved quality of learning for children, particularly in literacy and numeracy in years 1-4; increased access to Technical Vocational Skills Development (TVSD) as the second pathway to education; and improved functioning of the education system.

Coffey, through the Facility, is seeking applications for the key leadership position of Lead Education Adviser to join and this new program of support.

The Position
The Lead Education Adviser will work closely with senior management in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) in Tuvalu and will provide technical and strategic advice and leadership in implementing and coordinating all aspects of the program. The Lead Education Adviser will liaise with DFAT in Suva and oversee the management and monitoring of the program, including managing performance for the program team and financial resources, ensuring contracted activities are implemented to a high quality. This key leadership role will maintain collaborative working relationships amongst a diverse range of stakeholders and will support donor coordination and alignment of activities, as well as the implementation of cross cutting development issues across all program activities.

The Person
The ideal candidate for this key position will have substantial leadership experience in planning, policy and program management of institutional strengthening initiatives in the education sector, preferably with experience working in the Pacific. We seek an outstanding candidate with excellent relationship management and team management skills, demonstrated high level coordination ability across national government agencies and understanding of a complex education environment, preferably in the Pacific.

This position is classified Category C, Level 4 (long term) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search for the job reference number 495894

For further enquiries please contact us at internationaldevelopment@coffey.com

Applications close 6.00pm (Tuvalu time) 12 March 2018

This Facility is being administered by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company on behalf of the Australian Government.

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

Closing date: 
12th March 2018