Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Education Specialist

Organization: Coffey
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

Laos Australia Institute

Education Specialist

  • Short term consultant opportunity. Up to 13 days input
  • Inputs are required between 8 and 30 June 2017 with some flexibility required
  • Located in Vientiane, Laos
  • Classified as Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework

The Program

On behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Coffey International Development (Coffey) manages the Laos Australia Institute (LAI) in association with Vientiane College. The focus of LAI is human resource development (HRD), through working at the national level and with key government agencies. LAI also manages the Australia Awards Scholarship program in Laos and a national scholarships program for students to attend post-secondary education courses in Laos. The Institute aims to improve participation of women in leadership and management roles and increase the capacity of people with disability and organisations involved in disability-inclusive development.

Coffey and LAI are currently seeking applications for the position of Education Specialist to support the 2017 Australia Awards assessment process.

The Position

The Education 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 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:

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit and search for the job reference number 495120.

Applications close 5.00pm (Vientiane time) 10 March 2017.

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This program is managed by Coffey in association with Vientiane College on behalf of the Australian Government

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