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Communications Officer

Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

Applications closed Monday, 27 November 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 full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

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 role will work within VAPJP and link with the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) and Program partners (where relevant) to profile and promote the goals, achievements, lessons and impact of VAPJP.

The Communications Officer will support the delivery of communications materials within VAPJP, ensuring high quality communications outputs are developed and distributed in a timely, targeted and strategic manner to various audiences.

It will also, when necessary, involve coordinated community engagement and outreach work with VAPJP partners, including developing a range of communications products and outputs.

Essential Selection Criteria

► Diploma or equivalent relevant experience and qualifications in communications, public diplomacy, public relations, media, or related sectors

► A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Communications Officer / or in related field (e.g., ability to provide evidence of high-level writing skills)

► Excellent communication, writing, time management and organisational skills

► An understanding of development related issues and organisations in Vanuatu

► Ability to work proactively and effectively without supervision and together with a team

Desirable Selection Criteria

► High standard of computer literacy

► Proficiency in photography, videography and use of social media and knowledge of, or interest in, use of video, photo editing and graphic design software.

► Ability to communicate well with a diverse range of people from Government, non-government, and donor agencies.

► Excellent level of written and spoken English and Bislama (French desirable), including highly developed writing skills.

Job Description

Apply Online

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

Do NOT email your application.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Applications closed Monday, 27 November 2023



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