• Tim Hewatt

Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Community Services Adviser


Applications closed.


● Unique opportunity to support Vanuatu's civil society and the community services sector

● Contract fixed number of days position open to all applicants

● Based in Port Vila


The Organisation

The Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP) is a long-standing and integral part of Australia’s aid investments in Vanuatu, delivering policing and justice sector support. It has a hybrid modality and a joint management approach between Palladium, as Managing Contractor for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).


The Position

The purpose of the CSO and Community Services Adviser is varied and will include coordinating and overseeing the VAPJP Community Grants facility (and associated processes), providing support to grantee organisations in their strategic decision-making, governance, corporate functions (including HR and finance) and sustainability efforts, facilitating CBO and NGO partnerships with GoV to improve access and quality of services by women, children, and vulnerable people, and supporting civil society and the community services sector to develop processes and systems to facilitate the chain of justice across the policing, justice, and community services sectors.

They will also assist in building the capacity of justice and policing agencies to access GoV, CBO and NGO services to support vulnerable people, supporting and facilitating cross-sector capacity development initiatives, and supporting the Justice and Community Services Decentralisation Program.


Essential Selection Criteria

► A degree in community development, gender, law, or other relevant fields

► At least 5 years’ relevant professional experience, including experience supporting civil society or other similar organisations with governance and strategic decision-making processes as well as administrative functioning (including HR and finance)

► Experience working in international development and working with NGOs and CBOs in the Pacific

► Experience working in the field of inclusive community development

► Experience and demonstrable skills in training delivery and confidence in leading and facilitating group discussions, planning, and training

► Experience in implementing programs to promote and mainstream gender, disability, and social inclusion (GEDSI)

► Experience and demonstrable skills in supporting organisations’ financial record-keeping

► An understanding of Grants management and Commonwealth Procurement Rules

► Previous experience working in Melanesian cultures


Apply Online


For further information please contact: Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com


Applications closed on Thu 08 July 2021


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