Abt Associates Pty Ltd (Abt Associates)
National Education Lead
The Partnership for Human Development (PHD) represents Australia’s long-term vision for enhancing human development in Timor-Leste. It brings together the Australian Embassy (Timor-Leste)’s diverse activities in health, education, water, nutrition, gender equality, disability and social protection into a single program to maximise effectiveness, relevance and performance. This investment in Timor-Leste will work towards Strategic Objective 2 of Australia’s Timor-Leste Aid Investment Plan: enhancing human development. Improved human development will ensure that coming generations of Timorese people are better able to lead, contribute to and benefit from their nation’s economic and social development.
We are currently seeking applications for a National Education Lead to join the PHD Team and be responsible for the following key duties:
- The National Education Lead will lead and manage all PHD Education sector activities and will work closely with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to support their key education reforms;
- The National Education Lead will lead and manage all activities within the Education portfolio under PHD to deliver on EOPOs, including inputs from delivery partners;
- The National Education Lead will work closely with the Senior Coordinator – PLMP and the Senior National Education Adviser (Partnerships Management) and will be supported by the PHD Senior Management Team (SMT) and Team Leader – PLMP to undertake their specific duties.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in managing development programs, particularly in the Education sector and present with strong organisational skills and demonstrated experience in managing a sector portfolio and providing high level technical support and advice in Education. You will have tertiary qualifications in Education or a related field, fluent in English and fluency in Tetum and Portuguese is desirable. You will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain positive professional relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Further Information and Application Details
The Information for Applicants document, which includes the full selection criteria, can be found via the Position Description link contained within the Job Details on the Careers page of the Abt Associate’s website at: http://www.abtassoc.com.au/careers/job-search/
Applications should be submitted online via the website, and should include a current CV, cover letter and a response to the key selection criteria detailed within the Information for Applicants, including questions of due diligence.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 October 2016 (5pm AEST)
We welcome and thank all applications, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a recognised leader in the international development sector. Working with our many partners, Abt Associates implements bold innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Operating in remote and challenging environments, we offer innovative solutions, extensive experience in the region, strong technical capacity, and a proven project management track record. We are committed to gender equity in our employment strategies and encourage applications from capable women.