Australia Awards Selection Specialist

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 July 2020
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 9 August 2020
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Job Description

  • Short term consultant opportunity. TBC likely between 9 and 16 days
  • Inputs are required between 28 Sept to 20 October 2020 with some flexibility required
  • Preferably conducted in Lao, PDR, however, travel is subject to the current COVOD-19 restrictions, may be required to be undertaken remotely outside Laos
  • Classified as Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework

The Program

Australia Awards Laos is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government through the Laos Australia Institute.

The Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. They are designed to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and the global community.

Coffey and LAI are currently seeking applications for the position of Education Specialist to support the 2020 Australia Awards assessment process.

The Position

The Selection Specialist will provide high quality inputs into the interviewing and assessment process of applicants for Australia Awards. The Specialist will contribute to the development of appropriate questions and a fair and transparent assessment process and will participate in interview panels. The Specialist will produce a report on the process including feedback and lessons learnt. The Australia Awards interview panel in Laos is chaired by DFAT and includes membership from government. LAI provides secretariat and administrative support for the interview process.

The Person

For success, applicants will need post-graduate qualifications from a recognised Australian institution, preferably at PhD level and experience as an academic in an Australian tertiary institution or other relevant professional context. Demonstrated knowledge of Australian and Lao tertiary education systems, including how scholarships are used in the development context will be required for success, as well as experience in scholarship selection panels. The ability to undertake high quality evaluations and produce reports for clients will be highly regarded.

How to Apply

To apply visit www.coffey.com/careers and search job number 498426.

Applications will only be accepted via Coffey Careers.

The position is classified as Discipline Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. For full details please view via https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf

Applications close 5.00pm (Vientiane time) 9 August 2020.

For further enquires please contact: internationaldevelopment@coffey.com

Australia Awards Laos is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government through the Laos Australia Institute.

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

About the Organization

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.

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