[lg policy] job: Kiribati: Potential opportunity for a Language Policy Implementation Adviser
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Kiribati: Potential opportunity for a Language Policy Implementation Adviser
Closing date: 08 Feb 2013
Kiribati Education Improvement Program
Do you want to apply your expertise in bilingual education and
contribute to sustainable development in Kiribati?
Potential opportunity for a Language Policy Implementation Adviser
• Based in Tarawa, Kiribati (Pacific)
• Short term, periodic inputs/ contract until December 2015
The Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP) is the framework
within which the major donors to the education sector are supporting
the Government of Kiribati to address its most pressing education
issues up until 2020. The donors currently participating in KEIP are
AusAID, UNESCO and UNICEF. KEIP focuses resources on access to and the
quality of schooling in Kiribati and is intended to improve the
standard of education across all 115 primary and junior secondary
schools in Kiribati.
Coffey International Development is currently responsible for managing
the delivery of a package of support and technical assistance to the
Ministry of Education through KEIP on behalf of AusAID. Coffey is
seeking applications for a Language Policy Implementation Adviser to
work with our partner agency.
The Language Policy Implementation Adviser’s responsibilities will include:
• supporting the Kiribati Ministry of Education (MoE) to effectively
implement and advocate its language-in-education-policy, specifically
as it relates to bilingual education and mother tongue teaching and
learning in the early years of schooling;
• working with the Curriculum Development and Resources Centre (CDRC)
to ensure new curriculum & assessment materials address mother-tongue
teaching in the early years; and
• working with the Kiribati Teachers College (KTC) to ensure that
teacher professional development programs also address mother-tongue
Applicants for this position will be tertiary qualified in Education
or another relevant field and will need to demonstrate significant
relevant experience as a language educator with expertise in bilingual
teaching and learning strategies as well as teacher education
methodologies, and the ability to apply this in the developing country
context. An understanding of development effectiveness principles,
cross-cutting themes and experience working in the Pacific is highly
Discipline B, Level 3 on AusAID’s Adviser Remuneration Framework. For
further information on the AusAID Adviser Remuneration Framework
please visit www.ausaid.gov.au.
How to apply:
For a detailed Job Description and application procedures please visit
our online careers page at www.careers.coffey.com and search for the
relevant reference number quoted above.
For further information on how to apply please contact Ms Kali
Sercombe at Kali_Sercombe at coffey.com. For queries on the position
please contact Ms Libby Hegerty at Libby_Hegerty at KIEIP.org.
Applications close 5.00pm (ACDT) Friday 8 February 2013
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