Sunday, October 23, 2011

Education Planning Adviser – Port Moresby

Positive atmosphere of support from CDF • A Capacity Development opportunity where you will contribute to the improvement of education service delivery in Papua New Guinea (PNG) • Help strengthen the capacity of PNG education staff at a national and provincial level in education planning and management • An opportunity that will allow you to travel within PNG and provide technical expertise and capacity building at a sub national level.

In 2011, AusAID commenced a new program to support the PNG education sector. This support includes direct financing, procurement, scholarships and technical assistance. A major focus of technical assistance is the provision of high quality capacity development to the Department of Education to help sustain the gains the Department has recently made towards achieving Universal Basic Education.

The Educational Planning Adviser will advise and support the Government of Papua New Guinea at national and sub-national levels in educational planning and management. The Educational Planning Adviser will supplement and facilitate the capacity of the Department of Education in these areas, through providing direct support and capacity building to the relevant sections.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

• At least 5 years successful experience working in educational planning and management with a department/ministry of education in developing countries • Demonstrated understanding of educational planning, including modeling of school census data • Demonstrated experience in operational budgeting, planning and reporting in government agencies in a developing country context • Understanding and experience in capacity development approaches including professional development, mentoring, participatory training and facilitation.

Attached is the full terms of reference including the selection criteria and responsibilities.

If you have what it takes to make a difference for children in PNG, please email your CV in AusAID format to following the steps below. a) State ‘Education Planning Adviser – PNG’ in the subject line and state where you saw this advertisement b) Download the attached CDF Application to be attached to the body of your email.

Applications close on 11th November 2011.

About CDF… CDF is a new facility, funded by Australian Aid and managed by GRM International on behalf of AusAID, responsible for sourcing and providing quality development expertise to the Papua New Guinea Education Sector. CDF provides full administrative, financial and logistical support to advisers located in Papua New Guinea.

About GRM International… GRM is a leading international professional services firm specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. We assist developing regions globally to achieve sustainable economic growth……. and create a better future!


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