Primary Science Curriculum Specialist – Vientiane, Lao PDR

Tetra Tech

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 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 the education priorities of the Government of Laos described in the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Education Sector Development Plan 2021 – 2025 and is aligned with the strategic directions set out in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) Partnerships for Recovery Strategy.

BEQUAL is designed to be implemented over a total of 15 years with Phase 1 concluding in June 2022 and Phase 2 starting in July 2022 and continuing for a further 4-8 years. BEQUAL will continue to support MoES with the primary curriculum reform with a focus on primary curriculum development, teacher professional development and integration of inclusive education principles.

The Position

The Primary Science Curriculum Specialist will work in partnership with the BEQUAL Primary Curriculum Development Team and RIES curriculum writers to support the ongoing development of the Grade 5 Science and Environment curriculum that aligns with the agreed curriculum framework and new pedagogical approaches. Grade 5 is the final grade of the primary curriculum and builds on the curriculum materials and content from grades 1 – 4 which have been developed and implemented grade by grade starting in September 2019 with grade 1. Grade 5 will be implemented in schools from September 2023 onwards.

The Person

The successful candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Education or a related field, and demonstrated experience working in primary education in low resource environments.

You will have experience in developing appropriate science materials for primary teachers and conducting workshops and other professional development activities for curriculum writers, both in person and online. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of primary science and environment curriculum content and exceptional technical science knowledge.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience mentoring and strengthening the capacity of education counterparts in a development context, particularly within Southeast Asia.

Previous experience working as a primary teacher is desirable as are Lao language skills.

How to apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit Page Up People Careers – Tetra Tech International Development and search job reference number 499586.

For further enquiries please contact us at [email protected]

Applications close 12.00am (Adelaide time) Friday 15th April 2022

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

This program is managed byTetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.