25 Mar 2015

Short Term CONSULTANT

Laos Australia Institute – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Laos Australia Institute
Consultant opportunities – Analytical Review and Evaluation
• Short term consultant opportunities
• Located in Vientiane, Laos and desk based

The Program
On behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Coffey International Development (Coffey) manages the Laos Australia Institute (LAI) in association with Vientiane College. The focus of LAI is human resource development (HRD), through working at the national level and with key government agencies. LAI also manages the Australia Awards Scholarship program in Laos and a national scholarships program for students to attend post-secondary education courses in Laos. LAI aims to improve participation of women in leadership and management roles and increase the capacity of people with disability and organisations involved in disability-inclusive development.

Coffey and LAI are currently seeking applications for a two consultants to undertake evaluation and analytical reviews of two elements of the program that will contribute to LAI’s overall objectives and continuous improvement.

Consultant – Analytical Review of the Unsatisfactory Performance of Australia Awards Students (492485)
• Up to 16 input days in Vientiane and desk based

The Position
The Consultant will undertake a review and examination of the reasons for unsatisfactory performance of Australia Awards students from Laos to enable the program to guide scholarship policies and help establish approaches to prevent and mitigate these in the future. The consultant will complete the review using a range of methods such as student performance data, interviews with current and returned students and consulting with staff involved in program delivery. The consultant will develop a set of recommendations for addressing unsatisfactory performance for the Australia Awards in Laos.

The Person
Do you have a strong understanding of Australian scholarship policies and programs and a passion for reviewing and analysing information to achieve greater effectiveness? We are looking for a consultant with relevant experience completing evaluations, an excellent ability to analyse qualitative and quantitative information and present this into meaningful results. Skills in preparing high quality reports and recommendations for stakeholders are required for success.

Consultant – Analytical Study and Evaluation of Women’s Leadership in Laos (492486)
• Up to 22 input days in Vientiane and desk based

The Position
The Consultant will undertake an analytical study and evaluationofthe current state of women’s leadership in Laos in the context of human resource development and provide recommendations to LAI for improving program planning and implementation in support of women’s leadership. The study will be undertaken through a literature review and document analysis as well as interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders. Recommendations will include feasible and practical strategies to improve the enabling environment and workplace practices ensuring women have access to career development opportunities.

The Person
Are you an experienced international development professional with expertise in human resource development (HRD) and/or gender at both policy and practical levels? We are seeking a consultant with working knowledge of these issues within large, complex organisations in developing countries such as Laos; combined with excellent skills in analysing qualitative and quantitative information and providing practical recommendations.

These positions are assessed as Category B, Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for either of these positions please visit www.coffey.com/careers and search  for the job reference number quoted above. Applications close 5.00pm (ACDT time) Tuesday 7th April 2015 For further enquires please contact: internationaldevelopment@coffey.com This program is managed by Coffey in association with Vientiane College on behalf of the Australian Government

Job Categories: CONSULTANT. Job Types: Short Term.

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