The Australian Government's Fiji Program Support Facility is seeking applications from Curriculum Specialists with a focus on Mathematics in Secondary education.
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- The role will directly contribute to developing Fiji’s Education sector.
- Full time until 31 December 2024
- Based in Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards program in Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and disaster risk reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.
Australia’s Support to Fiji’s Education Sector program works in close partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE). It focuses on strengthening literacy and numeracy outcomes, inclusive education, evidence-based decision-making, and teacher professional development.
The Program will contribute to the strategic priorities of MoE that support quality learning and teaching through targeted support including demand driven technical assistance, grants to support analytics and partnerships. The end of program goal is ‘to help improve the literacy and numeracy skills of all children in Fiji by supporting the Government of Fiji to put in place systemic conditions for promoting high-quality, gender-responsive, inclusive, evidence-based and resilient education’.
The Curriculum Specialist - Mathematics (Secondary) will support MOE to achieve optimum learning outcomes in Mathematics for all students in Years 9 – 13 across Fiji through the review and development of the Mathematics curriculum, based on international best practice and in close collaboration with appropriate institutions in Fiji. The role will work closely with the Literacy and Numeracy team (Primary) to ensure a seamless transition in the scoping and sequencing of the Primary and Secondary Mathematics curricula.
Successful candidate will have relevant post-graduate qualification such as a Master of Education degree specialising in curriculum development (Mathematics) or related area and a relevant first degree preferably in Education. They will have extensive experience in designing education curriculum and assessment for the secondary levels of schooling with a specific focus in Mathematics. Ideal candidate will have substantial theoretical background in current Mathematics curriculum and assessment theory and practice, of current curriculum and assessment approaches including competency based or outcomes-based approaches for learning and assessment.
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The position is classified as Discipline Category B Job Level 4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/adviser-remuneration-framework
Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin. We are committed to increasing the pool of local expertise. Suitably qualified and experienced Fijian citizens and Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
This position is readvertised. Candidates who applied previously, need not apply.
To view a detailed position description, please visit https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/work-with-us/ and search for job number 500052. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.
For further enquiries, please email HR@ausfijifacility.org and quote the job reference number 500052.
Applications close 5:00 pm (local Suva time) on Monday, 19 June 2023
This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.
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