- Full-time, in-country opportunity to December 2024, with the option to extend.
- Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
- Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific countries.
The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners meet their governance and stability goals.
We are seeking an experienced and motivated Education Specialist for the Yap State Department of Education, FSM. This individual should have a proven track record in relationship management and providing senior educational advise to government officials and stakeholders. The ideal candidate is collaborative, respectful, flexible, and resilient, with a keen focus on delivering successful results in strategic advisory in the education sector.
The Education Specialist will be supporting the efforts to improve education which remains a significant priority in the partnership between FSM and the Australian Government, including through Australia’s funding contribution to the ‘Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific (IQBE)’ grant from the Asian Development Grant (ADB).
The areas of focus of the assignment are:
- Contribute to the LEA’s capacity development to support implementation of the Asian Development Bank’s Grant: Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific (IQBE)
- Provide senior education advisory services to the LEA.
- Advice and guidance on cross cutting issues, including gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.
- Report on progress as required by DFAT, NDOE and the Partnerships Platform.
The position is an accompanied, one – year posting with the option to extend. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing, and return airfares if required for international candidates.
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About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform
The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.
About the Yap State Department of Education (LEA)
The Yap State Department of Education (LEA) is a government organisation responsible for overseeing and advancing the education system in Yap State. Committed to providing quality education, the department develops and implements policies, curriculum frameworks, and standards to enhance learning outcomes for students. Through collaboration with schools, teachers, parents, and the community, the department strives to create a conducive and inclusive learning environment that promotes academic excellence, cultural preservation, and the holistic development of students in Yap State.
For more information, visit https://www.yapstategov.org/department-of-education.html
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.
To be successful in this role, you will have a Masters degree or higher in education planning, policy and/or management and administration or a related discipline with proven 10 years’ experience across the education sector. Experience in the Pacific region and working on similar DFAT or donor funded programs will be highly regarded.
You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.
About The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying.
For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/federated-states-of-micronesia
Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to travel. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of engagement as required.
The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific, Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse, neurodiverse and people of different abilities.
We can make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.
HOW TO APPLY
To submit your application, kindly click on the button ‘Apply Now’ and ensure you upload your resume as part of the application process. You will also be required to provide a response in 160 words or less, to explain why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. Please note that we will only accept applications submitted through the online portal.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday, 13 October 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST
Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.
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