Primary Education Specialist

Tetra Tech International Development
Vientiane Lao, PDR
Full time Staff
  • Opportunity to contribute to the Education sector in Laos with this significant primary education program
  • Full time until June 2022, with a possible extension
  • Based in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in Vientiane Capital

The Program

BEQUAL supports education priorities of the Government of Laos described in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Education Sector Development Plan and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy. BEQUAL is designed to be implemented over a total of 10 years. Phase 1 has been extended until June 2022 which will be followed by Phase 2. BEQUAL continues to support MoES with the primary curriculum reform with a focus on primary curriculum development, teacher professional development and integration of inclusive education principles.

The Position

Reserved for Citizens of Lao PDR 

The Primary Education Specialist is a member of the Primary Curriculum Development Team and works closely with international and national technical Lao Language specialists to support the MoES Research Institute for Educational Sciences (RIES) as they develop the new primary education curriculum.

The Person

The ideal candidate has a relevant tertiary qualification in primary education plus in-depth understanding of the Lao education system and context. You will have demonstrated understanding and experience in developing age appropriate teaching and learning materials, preferably for primary grades as well as working collaboratively with government counterparts and a sound knowledge of issues of inclusive education specifically related to gender, ethnicity and disability. 

Along with effective interpersonal and communication skills, you will display self-motivation and the ability to work effectively as an individual or as part of a flexible, dynamic and culturally diverse team. Together with your good English proficiency (written and spoken), your ability to maintain a high standard of work and attention to detail, you will display strong problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail. 

Experieince teaching at primary school or similar teaching experieince is desirable.

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Laos.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit the Tetra Tech Careers page via https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/careers and complete the online application process.

Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. 

For any enquiries, please contact IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com and quote the job reference number

Applications close:   8.00am (Laos), Wednesday 5th of May 2021.

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development 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 (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development 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.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
5th May 2021