Palladium Job Vacancy: Short Term Researcher for Document Review - Indonesian

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Short Term Researcher for Document Review

Company Overview
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events
We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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

Project Overview and Role
In April 2015, the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) launched its five year strategic plan (RENSTRA 2015 ? 2019) which sets out the ministry's strategic priorities and targets for the five year period. One of the mission statements of the MoEC RENSTRA is "realizing strong educational and cultural actors" which is supported by several targets for improving the skills and competencies of teachers and education personnel. For example, MoEC's RENSTRA aims to increase the competency and skills of teachers and education personnel as measured by a competency test from 4.7 in 2014 to 8.0 in 2019.

The government has provided ministerial regulations and has set-up competency test to measure the cognitive skills of teachers and education personnel. The teachers competency test (UKG) measures pedagogical and professional dimensions; the principal competency test (UKKS) measures managerial, entrepreneurship, and supervision; the supervisors competency test (UKPS) measures academic supervision, managerial supervision, education evaluation, research and development dimensions.

It is apparent that there is still potential to improve the capacity of teachers and education personnel. The average score in 2015 showed the following results: UKG 56.69; UKKS 56.37; IKPS 55.26. A study on the competency of principals and supervisors in 2013 provided inputs on the areas required to increase the competencies of supervisors and principals in all dimensions. The report mentions that a large number of supervisors had not participated in regular training at any level in the last three years. Principals rated lowest on supervision competency dimension and using ICT for management and teaching and learning purposes.

Meeting the national RENSTRA targets and associated indicators will require the collaboration of districts. Since the commencement of decentralization in 1999, the appointment of teachers and education personnel has become the responsibility of districts (with the exception of senior secondary schools which has become the authority of the provincial government). Therefore, achieving national targets requires districts to prioritise and plan for improving the competency of teachers and education personnel within their own education RENSTRAs.

To evaluate whether this is actually happening, MoEC has requested DFAT support to conduct a review of the extent to which district education RENSTRAs and their annual work plans and budgets (RKA) align with MoEC's 2015-2019 RENSTRA, specifically in relation to priorities and targets set out in the national RENSTRA for the professional development of teachers and basic education personnel. The results of the review will enable MoEC to engage in dialogue with district governments to plan and budget for professional development programs, and thus improve the likelihood that the RENSTRA targets will be achieved.

Responsibilities
The Researcher for document review is expected to:
  • Participate in briefing activities.
  • Read and identify indicators related to the development of teachers and education personnel in the district RENSTRAs. Each researcher is expected to read documents (Renstra, DPA, and RKA, or their equivalent) from up to ten districts.
  • Fill-in the required instrument.
  • Actively participate in group discussion and contribute to study findings.
  • Conduct other tasks related to the activity.
Requirements
  • Preferably a Master's degree in education, public policy or economics.
  • Experience in the education sector.
  • Good understanding of the policy making and budgetary process.
  • Familiar with quantitative data.
  • Able to make contributions during group discussions.
Period of work
The activity will be implemented in Jakarta for 6 days in the first or second week of October 2016.
How to apply
Applicants must submit their CVs via Palladium website CLICK HERE at the latest 26 September 2016.
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