Provincial Literacy Improvement Specialist (Primary Schools) – Port Vila, Vanuatu

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 2 March 2021
  • Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • Closing on 15 March 2021
  • Current

Job Description

The Program

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is committed to improving literacy (in both Anglophone and Francophone schools) in response to concerning results from the Vanuatu Standardised Test of Achievement (VANSTA) which occurs in years 4, 6 and 8. Initially, three provinces will be involved in the intervention, Shefa, Tafea and Torba.

To improve and strengthen literacy results and outcomes for children, the MoET seeks support to explore literacy improvement strategies in collaboration with the relevant Provincial Education Offices. Following the development of provincial plans, the Specialist will support implementation and monitoring of activities in provinces for government and government assisted schools. This will include supporting and developing the capability of Education staff such as School Improvement Officers (SIO), Principals and teachers.

The Position

The Provincial Literacy Improvement Specialist will advise the MoET regarding the development, implementation and monitoring evidence-based strategies to improve student literacy. This will incorporate developing the ability of school leaders to use data and evidence-based approaches when making decisions about strategies to improve literacy teaching and learning. The role will also involve developing provincial staff, school leaders and teachers to lead whole school and community approaches to improve literacy.

The Provincial Literacy Improvement Support Specialist will work in collaboration with the Teaching English/French as an Additional Language Specialist to ensure ongoing support for professional learning programs and to develop additional supports as identified necessary through collaboration with Education Services Division and Provinces.

The Person

The successful candidate will be a consultative individual who is able to communicate effectively across a diverse range of people, languages and cultures. You will be highly organised and punctual, in order to consistently meet project priorities and deadlines. The successful candidate will possess experience developing and implementing literacy strategies and improvement plans at a school or system level, with an ability to provide professional development to education professionals. You will possess experience teaching within a multi-lingual primary school environment and will be Degree qualified in Education (Primary).

This position is locally engaged. To be eligible, you must either be a Vanuatu National or an International living and located in Vanuatu with a current right to work, valid for at least 9 months.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 498825. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at and quote the job reference number 498825.

Applications close: 5:00PM (Port Vila time) Monday 15 March.

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.

About the Organization

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Opportunity to contribute to the education sector in Vanuatu
  • Part-time (3 days per week) contract until December 2021
  • Based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

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