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11 Oct 2021

Contract SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS RECOGNITION OFFICER

Vanuatu Qualifications Authority –  Port Vila, Efate

Job Description

The Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) is the national regulator of the post-school education and training (PSET) sector. The VQA regulates PSET courses and providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

The VQA is one of the key agents in the implementation of the national PSET Policy 2016-2020. The VQA is working in close collaboration with the Tertiary Education Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Training and with PSET providers to achieve the PSET Policy vision of: A sustainable, well-coordinated and inclusive PSET system that maximises access to relevant and quality assured qualifications that lead to improved economic, social and cultural development opportunities for all.

Purpose of the Position is:

  • To coordinate the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Assist to ensure registered providers are aware of RPL processes and are implementing the RPL Policy
  • Liaise with stakeholders to facilitate and promote the Recognition of Prior Learning Services
  • Oversee, coordinate, and assess the applications for RPL award to identify the eligibility for applicant for RPL assessment and credit transfers
  • Evaluate applications for Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Vanuatu
  • Record and maintain the register of FQRS and report on decisions made
  • Provide advice to senior management and address queries on the status, progress, and issues arising in the implementation of RPL Services

The Successful Candidate must meet the following Position criteria:

  • Post-Graduate or Bachelor Degree in Education
  • 3+ year relevant work experience
  • 3+ year teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of education and training course designs, delivery and review
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation, policies and strategic documents guiding the work of VQA
  • Knowledge and skills in Recognition of Prior Learning Assessments
  • Evidence of highly developed research and reporting skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues in local and international recognition of prior learning and recognition of qualifications
  • Knowledge of the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to produce high quality work within required timeframes and datelines
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and ability to provide support and assistance to team members
  • Analytical and practical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and achieve outcomes with minimum supervision
  • Hard working
  • Honest and respectful
  • Fluent in English or French and Bislama
Job Expired 25/10/2021

Job Category: Other. Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000.

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