Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts 19 Thurston Street, Suva, Fiji
Jul 19, 2019Contract
The Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) is currently developing an online leadership programme to support the professional development of current and potential school leaders. It is aimed at individuals who are or would like to be a Principal, Head Teacher, Vice Principal, Assistant Head Teacher or Head of Department now or in the future. This is an intensive high-level leadership programme where participants will be required to complete both formative and summative assessments which will need to be assessed by highly dedicated and experienced personnel, preferably with past demonstrated successful leadership in education. Due to the specific focus on school leadership, we are also encouraging retired reputable school principals and teaching professionals to also apply for the Assessor roles, assisting the Ministry to introduce leadership standards across all Fiji schools and provide our current school leaders with much needed tools and feedback to deliver high quality education and student outcomes. The dedicated Assessment team will be based at the Ministry Headquarters in Suva with full technical and administrative support from the Learning & Development team. We anticipate that this appointment would be for a period of 12 months or less on a full-time basis depending on the amount of quality Assessors we are able to recruit. The programme consists of 10 modules covering successful school leadership, positive approaches to student behavior, stakeholder management, financial management, human resource management, interpreting student data to develop improvement strategies, managing health and safety, effectively managing school infrastructure, leading change and the importance of ethical leadership. Appointment will be on a contract basis with payment for work completed. Approved payment rates are: $50 for marking per assessment for one module (modules 1, 4 and 9) $25 for marking per assessment for one module (modules 2, 3, 5-8 and 10) Eligibility and Qualifications To be considered for these roles, applicants must be: a Fijian Citizen; in sound health; and, have a clear police record. We also encourage applications from able persons over 55 years who are highly reputable retired school principals with extensive school leadership experience or senior teaching professionals due to the specific focus of the program on successful school leadership and administration. Application Process To apply for these positions, applicants are required to submit the following documents: 1. A completed application form, ensuring you have completed the sections in which you address the knowledge, skills, experience and abilities required for the role; and 2. A current CV or past CV for retired school leaders. Applicants who do not submit a completed application form will not be considered for appointment. Please do not submit any other documents at this time. Submission can be by following the "Click Now" link. Applicants are required to submit their application by this site or hand delivered to: Learning & Development Unit, Human Resource Department, Marela House, Thurston Street, Suva. A role description and information for applicants, along with the application form, is available from the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts website, www.education.gov.fj.