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Decentralization Technical Lead

Save the Children

Applications closed Monday, 03 April 2023

● Exciting new opportunity to work with Save the Children

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

The Organisation

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. We’re ambitious, creative, and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from abuse & violence. We’ve been working in Vanuatu for more than 25 years supporting the community in areas of health, community education and training, community development, water supply resource development, pre-school education and direct promotion of children’s rights.

The Position

Reporting to the Department of Local Authorities and the Project Management Unit (PMU) of VCCRP located at the DOCC, the Decentralization Technical Lead leads day-to-day implementation of project components of the VCCRP relating to strengthening sub-national governance processes and decentralization. This position will build the capacity of sub-national authorities to be resilient to disasters and the effects of climate change.

Essential Selection Criteria

► 4 – 8 years’ experience in a Technical Advisor/Technical Program Manager role involving/related to decentralization or similar

► BSc/BA level related to Community Development, Governance, Planning, Public Policy or other relevant studies

► Experience in working with Government of Vanuatu and MoIA on climate adaptation projects with sub-national governance outputs

► Highly organised and able to plan well, able to work under tight deadlines and achieve project targets in a timely manner

► Effective remote team management in rural and remote locations and ability to travel and work in remote locations

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Masters or higher degree related to Community Development, Governance, Planning, Public Policy or other relevant studies

► Experience in coordination and implementation of a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder, multi-location projects in rural and remote contexts

► Experience in working with Area Council and provincial partners in Vanuatu relating to planning, budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation

► Knowledge of climate change and disaster risk reduction

Job Description

Apply Online

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

Do NOT email your application.

Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

Applications closed Monday, 03 April 2023



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