Country Programme Coordinator

Secretariat of the Pacific Community
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    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Sep 14

Position description

The Country Program Coordinator – Social Citizenship Education will be in charge of providing support, coordination, monitoring and facilitation of the Kiribati Government and SPC’s formal education work under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence against Women and Girls project in Kiribati. He or she will be placed within the Ministry of Education, Government of Kiribati and work under the supervision of the Director of Education.

The key responsibilities of the role include

Training and capacity building:

  • Coordinates in-country capacity development programs for schools and school communities in the project pilot sites, involving substantial outer island travel. Capacity building content includes human rights and responsibilities, gender equality and ending violence against women and girls;
  • Delivers, with RRRT Suva staff and Country Focal Officer, capacity building programmes for schools and school communities, drawing on locally available resources and skills;
  • Plans and implements appropriate training methodologies for child and adult learners;
  • Implements a range of capacity building modalities to build the capacity of schools and school communities, for example through coaching, mentoring, technical support.

Country Plan Implementation:

  • In consultation with host Ministry and other relevant stakeholders, develops results-focused, strategic, accurate and realistic annual and six-month work plans, M & E plan and budget;
  • Ensures annual work plan is aligned to both the Pacific Partnership EVAWG project objectives and national education priorities;
  • Ensures effective implementation of activities and programs in the annual work plan.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Identifies and documents success stories, case studies and outcomes of Pacific Partnership EVAWG project, including photos demonstrating work in country under the project;
  • Researches and maintains up-to-date data on core national educational priorities;
  • Contributes to design and implementation of effective M & E system for country work using both qualitative and quantitative indicators;
  • Contributes to Pacific Partnership EVAWG project donor reports.

Providing technical assistance and advice:

  • Provides advice and technical assistance (TA) to Host Ministry of Education, in collaboration with SPC Suva staff, regarding the inclusion of social citizenship education, encompassing human rights and gender equality, in schools;
  • Provides coordination and TA to education committees working on the integration of social citizenship education in schools;
  • Identifies national education sector human rights and gender equality capacity needs through research, consultations and monitoring data.

Networking and partnership:

  • Represents SPC/RRRT effectively at national, regional and international forums vis-à-vis the Pacific Partnership EVAWG project;
  • Establishes, strengthens and supports partnerships that advance SPC/RRRT and Pacific Partnership EVAWG project objectives at national, regional and international levels;
  • For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.


  • Tertiary qualifications from an English-speaking institution in either education, social and gender analysis, or development.

Essential experience and skills:

  • At least five years’ experience working in the fields of formal education, community development, training and assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Good general knowledge of Kiribati and an understanding of education and broader development challenges;
  • Proven experience in report writing, analysis, financial and narrative and project proposal writing.
  • Basic accounting and financial literacy skills.

Interpersonal and Language skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work within a team;
  • Proficiency in English and in the main local language of the country;
  • Strong skills in networking, cross-cultural liaison and human rights awareness.

Remuneration – The Country Programme Coordinator is equivalent to Grade 4-2 of Government of Kiribati salary scale, with an annual salary ranging from AUD 18,552.40 to AUD 18,894.20, to be paid monthly. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews as per SPC polices (government increases will not be applicable). SPC salaries are subject to income tax as per Kiribati local laws.

Benefits –Employees are entitled to: 30 days annual leave per annum and 30 days sick leave, as per Kiribati public service policies, and SPC medical insurance. Provident Fund will be according to Kiribati’s local legislation

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