CommonWealth Job Opening: Senior Educational Adviser | Diplomacy Opp

The Adviser will be responsible for delivering long-term support to the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research. The project will also provide separate short-term technical assistance to deliver the following two items, also working from the Ministry:

  1. Review and evaluation of the new Nine Year Basic Education Curriculum Framework
  2. An appropriate regulatory Framework for Higher Education (a new HE Bill)

Fee: £45,220 per annum, plus generous benefits 

Deadline: May 23, 2016

Background

The Government of Mauritius is presently engaged in a process to align the Mauritian education system to the new UN SDGs, specifically the stand-alone Education 2030 Goal. Mauritius has embarked on a major transformation of its education and training system, from pre-primary through to the post­secondary and tertiary levels. The Nine Year Continuous Basic Education Reform programme translates Government’s commitment to bring about fundamental reforms in education.

Required experience and qualifications

Must be a Commonwealth citizen

Professional Experience

  • At least twelve (12) years’ experience working internationally with education reform in a development context.
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic advice and the development of public policies
  • Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
  • Experience with the tertiary education sector
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering capacity building initiatives to education professionals and stakeholders interacting with the education sector
  • Substantive overall understanding of development trends and ability to present related issues clearly both to a general and a specialist audience
  • Outstanding drafting and communication skills, with excellent command of spoken and written English (French would be advantageous)
  • Ability to engage with gender mainstreaming issues in the context of education.

Educational Qualifications

Advanced degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Education and Public Policy (or a related field) from a recognised and reputable institution.

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