Senior Policy and Program Officer

Applications close Sun 18 August 2019

 

 

● An exciting opportunity to support the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Australian High Commission in Port Vila.

● Permanent full-time position based in Port Vila

● Candidates must have a current legal right to work in Vanuatu

 

The Organisation

The Australian High Commission in Port Vila manages the Australian Government’s presence in Vanuatu. We promote Australia’s interests, facilitate international trade and investment, deliver development assistance, respond to crises and provide services to Australian citizens. Details of our Department's work, as well as our purpose, outcomes and priority functions can be found on our website www.vanuatu.embassy.gov.au

 

The Position

Under broad direction, the Senior Policy and Program Officer supports the political, economic and development objectives of the Australian High Commission in Port Vila. The role involves providing high-level strategy, policy and program advice to senior managers in the Australian Government and to partners in Vanuatu. In the event of a disaster, this position will be required to be part of the disaster response team.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or a minimum of five years’ experience in public policy, development or related sectors

► An operational knowledge of development policy and program management experience

► Highly developed program management skills, with supportive skills in financial management, contract management, and monitoring and evaluation

► High-level communication skills in written and spoken English and Bislama

► Candidates must have a current legal right to work in Vanuatu and must not be an office bearer for any Vanuatu political party.

 

Desirable Selection Criteria

► A strong understanding of Vanuatu politics and familiarity with the Vanuatu public service

► Knowledge of Vanuatu and Government of Vanuatu systems and processes

► High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

 

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted using this link

Applications are now closed

 

 

Please click on the link to download a job description with details on how to apply online.

 

For further information please contact Lucas.Rotteveel@linkps.com

Applications close Sun 18 August 2019

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