Back Inclusive Education Adviser - INOVASI

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2018
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 05 March 2018

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Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

The Governments of Australia and Indonesia are partnering through INOVASI, an education program which aims to find out how to improve literacy and numeracy for Indonesia's students. Funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), INOVASI is a subnational education program with a budget of AUD 49 million, which started in January 2016 and will run until 2019. It focuses on understanding and tackling learning challenges, particularly those related to literacy and numeracy skills, at the heart of the education system- in the classroom and the school (including madrasah). Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) is INOVASI's first partner province that began implementation in early 2017. Three more partner provinces have been selected (NTT - Sumba Island, East Java and North Kalimantan) and will begin implementation in mid-2017.

INOVASI will use a new approach to focus on what works in classrooms and schools. It will work with teachers, principals and local officials to identify what problems need to be solved to help students learn better and find out the best way to solve these problems by jointly piloting either (i) local solutions or (ii) practices successfully trialled elsewhere which are adapted to the local context. INOVASI will evaluate these pilots to see which are successful in improving student literacy and numeracy. The pilot activities will focus on student learning and classroom teaching. The three areas of focus are: 1) Strengthening the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom; 2) Improving the support provided to teachers so they can teach better; and 3) Enabling all children in the classroom, particularly girls and children with disabilities, to reach their potential in learning

Role

The Inclusive Education Adviser will:

  • Provide advice and support for the design and implementation of Social Inclusion strategies that reflects INOVASI and DFAT standards and priorities for disability-inclusive development;
  • Work with the INOVASI team members, as well as with counterparts in local government and Civil Society Organizations (CSO), to ensure that all INOVASI staff and partners understand Palladium and DFAT's policies on disability and social inclusion;
  • Provide technical and mentoring guidance to local Specialists for gender, social inclusion, and disability, including capacity development activities and formal training as required;
  • Strengthen capacities of INOVASI staff in applying social inclusion strategies for disability to the design, implementation, and evaluation of pilots and activities;
  • Provide advice to targeted pilots and activities in line with the twin track approach to social inclusion
  • Review and ensure that core instruments, tools and modules, used by national and Education Program Development (EPD), Communications, and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Education Policy, and Learning (MERL) teams are sensitive to disability and social inclusion principles;
  • Review and ensure that communication products are sensitive to disability and social inclusion principles;
  • Advise on the design and conduct of all INOVASI research, and lead targeted research activities to better understand INOVASI's operating context;
  • Advise the MERL team on the collection, analysis, and disaggregation of data to track INOVASI's progress against its Disability strategies;
  • Advise to other INOVASI teams on issues related to disability and participate as required in education pilots and the conduct of research;
  • Document the process, results, lessons learnt, and key recommendations of mainstreaming disability for INOVASI;

The Inclusive Education Advisor will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Advanced Degree in education, disability studies, or a relevant field in the social sciences;
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in mainstreaming social inclusion, in particular disability, including but not limited to, review of policy, research design, project design and implementation and reporting - ideally within a donor-funded program environment;
  • Familiarity with the DFAT programming, DFAT's Development For All disability inclusion strategy and exposure to development programming in Indonesia desirable but not essential;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate skills;
  • Strong, proven writing, editing and reporting skills including experience of document synthesis and analysis;
  • Understanding of the education sector in Indonesia is desirable but not essential;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, liaison and interpersonal skills;
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) essential, Bahasa Indonesia skills desirable but not essential;

This vacancy is archived.

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