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Communications Adviser

Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

Applications closed Monday, 12 June 2023

● If you are looking for an opportunity that will allow you to create a positive impact in the international community development space, then this is the place for you.

● Contract part-time position open to All Applicants

● Based in Vanuatu, or at a home-base with travel to Port Vila (and surrounding islands), when required

The Organisation

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90-plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies, and, most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is the Managing Contractor for the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP), which is a long-standing and integral part of Australia’s support to Vanuatu, delivering policing and justice sector support.

The Program is supporting the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) to respond to challenges to the maintenance of security and the rule of law; and building longer-term capability to provide the justice, community and policing services needed by communities.

VAPJP entered its second 4-year phase (2021-2024) in January 2021.

The Position

The Communications Adviser is a short-term advisory role with up to 180 day’s input for 12 months from June 2023 (with the possibility of extension).

The role involves providing Communications support to the team and will report directly to the VAPJP Senior Manager.

Essential Selection Criteria

► Advanced or Bachelor’s degree (with comparable years of experience) in communications, journalism, international development, social sciences or another relevant discipline;

► Demonstrated high level skills in organisational communications, public relations and media management in a complex and dynamic operating environment (experience in justice/rule of law sector or protection programming preferred);

► Demonstrated creative skills in developing impact-focused and engaging communications products for a variety of audiences across a range of platforms;

► Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural team;

► A sound (or the capacity to quickly acquire) understanding of Vanuatu or Pacific development context;

► A commitment to skills transfer and effective capacity development;

► A self-motivated person who acts with Integrity and transparency.

► Graphic design, image and video editing skills using Adobe Suite or similar (including Canva, InDesign) are an advantage; and

► High level interpersonal skills, excellent presentation, writing and editing skills in English, with French and Bislama an advantage.

Job Description

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.

Do NOT email your application.

Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants with a disability are encouraged to apply

Applications closed Monday, 12 June 2023



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