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Program Manager Infrastructure

Applications close Wed 19 February 2020

● An opportunity to support Vanuatu infrastructure development through the Australian High Commission and Australian Aid Program.

● Permanent full-time position open to those with a pre-existing legal right to work in Vanuatu.

● Based in Port Vila.

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

The Position

The Program Manager will support the implementation of Australia's development assistance in the infrastructure sector in Vanuatu. This includes managing program implementation, supporting high level strategic policy and program advice, and representation at a range of external meetings and events. They will also support financial management and reporting (financial, fraud, performance and quality).

Essential Selection Criteria

► Has good understanding of issues relevant to the role including an understanding of political and development issues in the Pacific and/or Australia’s engagement internationally.

► Demonstrated ability to provide sound advice and exercise good judgment. Has well developed problem solving skills, shows initiative and the ability to work independently.

► Has technical skills relevant to the role such as program management, stakeholder liaison, contract management, financial management and/or analytical skills.

► Written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality briefing and well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships, work collaboratively and support a productive working environment.

► Applicants must have a pre-existing legal right to work in Vanuatu.

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Relevant tertiary qualifications in public policy, development or related sectors.

► Operational knowledge and experience in aid management.

► Knowledge of Vanuatu and government systems and language.

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted using this link. Do not email your application.

Please click on the link to apply online and upload your resume.

For further information please contact

Applications close Wed 19 February 2020

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