RTI International "MoRA Project" Job Vacancy: National Senior Specialist for Quality Assurance - Indonesian

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.

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 Thursday, 2 June 2016 to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org.