KIRIBATI EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Kiribati EMIS Strengthening Adviser
Unique opportunity to contribute to the development of Kiribati
• Based in Tarawa, Kiribati (Pacific)
• 2 month contract
• Job Category B, Level 2 on AusAID’s Adviser Remuneration Framework
The Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP) is the framework within which the major donors to the education sector will support 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. Collectively these donors are referred to as KEIP partners.
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. It also intends to: encourage and facilitate high transition rates from primary to junior secondary school; to strengthen the capacity of the teaching force; to improve learning outcomes so all children are literate and numerate; and to establish a strong educational foundation for young I-Kiribati who wish to progress to higher education and training.
Coffey International Development is managing KEIP and is currently seeking applications for the position of Kiribati Education Management Information System (KEMIS) Strengthening Adviser.
The KEMIS Strengthening Adviser will provide mentoring, support and technical advice to relevant personnel within the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kiribati to implement the Kiribati Education Management Information System (KEMIS) capacity enhancement plan and in particular focus on establishing robust mechanisms for the collection, storage and analysis of data and reporting which informs the MoE Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. The Adviser will provide training on the KEMIS to MoE staff and will support the development of documentation and manuals and the upgrading and maintenance of KEMIS hardware. They will work closely with the Senior Project Officer and the proposed Director of Policy and Planning.
To be considered for this position applicants will be tertiary qualified and will need to demonstrate senior level experience working with large scale data collections and IT applications and in developing, implementing and managing IT & Communication Systems, preferably Education Management Information Systems (EMIS), combined with the ability to apply this knowledge in a developing country context. An understanding of development effectiveness principles, cross-cutting themes and experience working in the Pacific is highly desirable.
Living and working in Kiribati is challenging and rewarding and working as an Adviser with KEIP provides the satisfaction of working in partnership with I-Kiribati counterparts to achieve development goals.
For a detailed Job Description and application procedures please visit our online careers page at www.careers.coffey.com and search for the reference number COFF-2878
For further information on how to apply please contact Ms Kali Sercombe at Kali_Sercombe@coffey.com.
Applications close 5.00pm (ACT) Monday 9 July 2012