Special / Inclusive Education Adviser

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Suva, Fiji
Apply by 17 February 2019
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 18 January 2019

Job Description

  • Specialist adviser opportunity to support development of the education sector in Tuvalu

  • Short term adviser, initial contract of 12 months

  • 120 days over 3 years

  • Inputs based in Funafuti, Tuvalu

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to support development programs in Fiji and Tuvalu. This support includes technical assistance, managing funds and personnel, and logistical and administrative services for programs set out in Australia’s Aid Investment Plans in Fiji and Tuvalu.

The Facility actively integrates cross cutting priorities of civil society engagement, gender equality, disability inclusiveness, climate change, child protection and disaster risk resilience in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Australian Support to Education in Tuvalu Program, builds on the achievements of previous programs focusing interventions on: improved quality of learning for children, particularly in literacy and numeracy in years 1 – 4 (with 5-8 to follow in later years); increased access to TVSD as the second pathway to education; improved functioning of the education system.

The Position

The Short Term Special / Inclusive Education Adviser will work with the Director of Education; Lead Education Adviser; the Senior Education Officer (SEO), School Support/Supervisory Unit; other relevant SEOs, civil society organisations, and schools. The job will involve the development of a well-coordinated and accessible special and inclusive education service with policy and strategy which meets the needs of children with special educational needs.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have Post graduate tertiary qualifications in special / inclusive education learning and teaching and at least ten years of successful experience working effectively in a relevant role in a development context. Demonstrated experience in advocating on behalf of children with special needs and in developing positive and inclusive attitudes and practices among parents and community members in developing (preferably Pacific) contexts will be highly regarded. Candidates must have strong experience in developing special needs and learning disabilities curriculum, learning programs and eLearning materials.

To ensure success candidates will need to demonstrate communications skills, including the ability to liaise, negotiate, dialogue and discuss openly with Education Officers at all levels within the Education Department, other development projects and advisors working in related areas in Tuvalu. Knowledge of and commitment to incorporating cross cutting issues including gender equality, social inclusion, child protection and environment into all program activities is required.

This position is classified Category C, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit http://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuneration-framework-2016.pdf for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search for the job reference number 497598.

For further enquiries please contact us at internationaldevelopment@coffey.com

Applications close: 6pm (Tuvalu time) Sunday 10 February 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.

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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