Reading Progress Tracker Study Manager – Education

Suva, Fiji
Consultant (Short term)
  • Based in Suva, Fiji (some travel may be required)
  • Full time, 3 months (April-June 2019) with an option to extend

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) in partnership with the Government of Fiji to implement its education, health and scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its scholarship program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the delivery of Australia’s emergency preparedness and response efforts and governance sector support. As with all Australian Government aid, cross cutting priorities of civil society engagement, gender equality, disability inclusiveness, child protection and climate change will be integrated across all programs.

Australia’s Support to Fiji’s Education Sector (the Program) is a key component of the Facility. The focus of the support is on strengthening education service delivery as well as education systems strengthening, in particular literacy and numeracy, inclusive education, Fiji Education Management Information System (FEMIS), internet connectivity, and teacher preparation and development. The company managing the Facility on behalf of the Australian Government, Coffey, is currently seeking applications for the role of Reading Progress Tracker (RPT) Study Manager – Education to manage the overall implementation of the Program’s RPT study.

The Position

The Study Manager will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for the Education Program and will be responsible for the implementation of the RPT Study in close coordination with the Curriculum Advisory Services (CAS) of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) and the Program’s Literacy Coordinator. Key responsibilities include:

  • Finalise the study work plan including all activities with realistic timelines and coordinate its successful implementation.
  • Liaise with CAS to finalise the survey tools and processes.
  • Organise and conduct training for the literacy mentors who will be undertaking the school visits as part of the study.
  • Conduct study interviews with District Education Officers, MEHA central office staff and other key stakeholders.
  • Prepare and finalise the study report for approval by MEHA.

The Person

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline and have previous practical experience in managing and implementing relevant research / monitoring and evaluation (M&E) studies, including experience supervising study/research team members. Previous experience in survey analysis and report writing will be highly regarded, as well as skills in project management, and knowledge of primary education particularly in the teaching and assessing of reading.

Fiji nationals only are asked to apply for this position.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit, click on ‘career opportunities’ and search for the job reference number 497730.

For further enquiries, please contact us at

Applications close 5.00pm (Fiji time) 15 April 2019.

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: 
15th April 2019