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Ministry of Religious Affairs is working to operationalize the Grand Design for Improving Madrasah Education Quality.  The purpose of the Ministry of Religious Affairs' (MoRA) Grand Design is to provide a roadmap for improving the quality of madrasah education over the next five years in order to contribute to MoRA's vision that tolerant, moderate, inclusive Islamic education in Indonesia becomes a model for the world. Madrasah education encompasses both state and private basic and secondary institutions. The Grand Design describes a systemic change in the way MoRA implements programs to improve competencies of madrasah teachers, support staff and management, the upgrading of facilities, how MoRA funds these programs, and revision of regulations that will strengthen program implementation and financing madrasah quality improvement.

The Australian government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will support a team of technical advisers to assist MoRA priorities. This technical assistance will help develop work plans and priorities in order for MoRA to implement the Grand Design document. It will focus on three crucial areas: policy adjustment, continuous professional development and quality assurance.

To support the implementation, RTI International is hiring 2 positions for piloting 6 months period:

National Senior Specialist:
Teachers' Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and module development

The National Senior Specialist for CPD will analyze existing modules on CPD (both from MoEC and MoRA) and develop recommendations for how these can be adapted for the MoRA system. As such, the adviser will need to closely coordinate with MoEC as well as MoRA. Based on advice from MoRA, this may involve the development of new modules appropriate to the MoRA context. The adviser will also assist the Quality Assurance adviser on recommendations for maintaining quality in a CPD system.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification and/or relevant and equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the challenges faced in achieving quality education in Indonesia and at least 5 years demonstrated experience in working on related issues
  • Experience as an adviser, manager or leader in the Indonesian education system at the national, provincial and/or district levels
  • Knowledge and experience with MoRA systems and the madrasah education system Knowledge and understanding of effective professional development strategies to improve the
  • Competence of education personnel, as relevant to the Indonesian context, including experience in the development and adaptation of professional development learning modules
  • Excellent communication, inter-persona l skills and ability to liaise with stakeholders, particularly with Government of Indonesia counterparts and international education specialists
  • Bahasa Indonesia fluency is essential, high-level English language skills are desirable.
National Senior Specialist: Quality Assurance

The National Senior Specialist for quality assurance will assist in developing a system for quality assurance of madrasah education. This will include developing technical guidelines for Madrasah Development Centers (MDCs) as the quality assurance mechanism for madrasah, and developing recommendations for a system to ensure MDC quality and capacity to deliver their new function as a quality assurance institute.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
  • A relevant post-graduate qualification and/or relevant and equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of the challenges faced in achieving quality education in Indonesia and at least 5 years demonstrated experience in working on these issues, including demonstrated technical expertise on quality assurance issues in the Indonesian education sector
  • Experience as an adviser, manager or leader in the Indonesian education system at the national, provincial and/or district levels
  • Knowledge and experience with MoRA systems, and the madrasah education system
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal skills and ability to liaise with stakeholders, particularly with Government of Indonesia counterparts and international education specialists.
  • Bahasa Indonesia fluency is essential, high-level English language skills are desirable.
Candidates should send their CV and referees list from previous employers.

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject, and submit the application by Friday, 20 May 2016 to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org.