Gender and Social Inclusion Mentor

Consultant (Long Term)
  • Gender and Social Inclusion Mentor role with the Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP) Phase III
  • Mentoring from home base and short-term inputs in Tarawa
  • 75 days of inputs between September 2019 – August 2020

The Program

On behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Coffey is managing the delivery of a package of support and technical assistance (Kiribati Education Facility), to the Kiribati Ministry of Education (MoE) as part of the Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP). We work with participating donors, including DFAT, UNICEF and UNESCO, to support the MoE in implementing a comprehensive reform program focused on ensuring all children in Kiribati have access to quality schooling.

KEIP Phase III (2016-2019) is planned to commence in April 2016 and will focus on the consolidation of the reforms already undertaken in 2010-15 and will extend the curriculum and teaching and learning reforms in the Junior Secondary system.

The Position

Support the work of the Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP), including the program’s advisers, staff and Ministry of Education officers to ensure gender, disability and social inclusion, issues are identified and to provide advice, support, mentoring and training on appropriate strategies to promote gender equity and social inclusion. This includes the constraints and barriers to school access to girls and boy’s attainment in Primary and Secondary. This position will work in close collaboration with the Disability Inclusion mentor.

The expected outcomes of this KEIP placement are:

  • Gender and social inclusion and disability issues are identified and incorporated into all aspects of KEIP’s support to MoE, in particular, policy review, curriculum reforms and infrastructure work.
  • Increased capacity of advisers and program staff, and partners to address gender and social inclusion in their specific activities and implement social inclusion practice. Increased coordination with stakeholder groups and schools to address gender and social inclusion issues in the education sector, especially in the classroom practice and wider school and community context.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have advanced Tertiary qualification in gender studies, development studies social studies, or a similar field relevant to the position is essential. Post graduate qualification in social sciences or education management is desirable.

We are seeking a specialist with demonstrated experience dealing with gender issues in an education context. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of Gender and Social Inclusion related policies and programs including responding to gender-based violence strategies in a developing country is essential. Experience in working across cultures and proven experience in writing succinct, high quality reports for clients is essential.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience designing and facilitating training and workshops. You will have knowledge of current international thinking on gender and cross cutting development issues. Demonstrated knowledge of the Australian Government Aid Program and DFAT’s Gender Policy, Disability Policy and other related policies is essential.

The ideal candidate will have advanced level communication skills, particularly verbal and active listening skills, and including excellent written communication. High level interpersonal and collaborative skills combined with ability/experience in working in close and genuine partnership with stakeholders is also required in addition to a willingness to undertake travel within Kiribati.

This position is classified Category B3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit  for further details.

How to apply:

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position, please visit and search for the job reference number 497946.

Applications close 5pm (Kiribati time) on the 22 August 2019

This program is managed 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: 
22nd August 2019