Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Organization: Tetra Tech
Closing date: 30 Mar 2022

Job Title: Team Leader – Basic Education Quality Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL) Phase 2
Duration of contract: Full time, fixed term contract to 30 June 2026
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development 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 (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives. Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

The Program

BEQUAL supports education priorities of the Government of Laos (GoL) described in the Ministry of Education and Support (MoES) Education Sector Development Plan and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in Australia’s Education Delivery Strategy. BEQUAL supports MoES with the primary curriculum reform, with a particular focus on primary curriculum development, teacher professional development and integration of inclusive education principles. BEQUAL phase 2 will continue the substantial progress and build on the achievements of the first phase, building on seven years of investment.

The Position

The Team Leader provides strategic and operational management of BEQUAL in close collaboration with DFAT and MoES. The position ensures all aspects of the program are delivered to good-practice standards, in accordance with the terms of the Head Contract.

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility for planning and delivering the program through the full program life cycle to achieve high quality and sustainable results including overseeing the financial management and accountability of DFAT funds. The Team Leader will develop and manage highly effective relationships with key stakeholders and will ensure that gender equality and inclusive education approaches are mainstreamed.

The Person

The successful candidate will have excellent relationship management skills and a good listener and communicator. The candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to gender equity, disability, social inclusion mainstreaming and child protection.

Key Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

· Higher degree in the field of international development or related area;

· Broad experience liaising at a strategic level with governments and other Development Partners and leading and managing education development programs;

· Demonstrated senior-level experience of understanding the importance of local context and political economy for successful planning and implementation, and influencing policy reforms in a developing country context;

· Skills and experience in working with a diverse group of staff and stakeholders to engage them in program activities, while also building their understanding of, and commitment to inclusive education;

· The ability to utilise a range of approaches to disseminate, communicate, and implement a wide variety of initiatives in a complex educational environment;

· Knowledge of DFAT-funded programs standards and processes;

· Knowledge of Lao PDR and/or greater Mekong context.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to safeguarding including technical excellence in gender equality, child protection, respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

How to apply:

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For any enquiries, please contact *a*nd quote the job reference number 499561.

Applications close: Wednesday 30 March 2022 Midnight (12am) Australian Central Daylight Time

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