Development Programme Manager
● Join the team and assist with the in-country management of New Zealand Aid Programme activities in Vanuatu
● Permanent full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens only
● Based in Port Vila
Mō te Manatū - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (the Ministry) acts in the world to build a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for New Zealanders. We do this by building connections with and influencing other countries to advance New Zealand’s interests, project New Zealand values and secure the outcomes that matter to New Zealand. We pursue the Government’s international priorities and provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.
The Development Programme Manager will be required to assist with the in-country management of New Zealand Aid Programme activities in Vanuatu.
The New Zealand High Commission in Vanuatu takes a portfolio based approach. The Development Programme Manager will take responsibility for the relationship management, contract negotiations, delivery and reporting for their portfiolio of work.
Where delegated, engage on policy issues under direction and in accordance with the Ministry’s policies, strategies and quality assurance standards.
Previous applicants are welcome to apply.
Essential Selection Criteria
► Relevant tertiary qualification
► Demonstrated experience in contract management
► Demonstrated ability to contribute to and work within a team
► Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships
► Demonstrated ability to anticipate issues and problems and think of creative and effective solutions
► Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure
► High level of personal integrity and an honest and ethical approach
► Excellent written oral and communication skills (in both English and Bislama)
► Ability to think critically and analytically
► Good research and information data analysis skills
► Strong customer focus, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
► Possess a strong achievement/delivery focus – sets high standards including accuracy and attention to detail
► Ability to work autonomously and within guidelines, demonstrating the use of sound judgement
► Competent in Microsoft Office Suite, including strong skills in Outlook, Word and Excel
Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below. Please click on the link to download the Job Description which includes details on how to apply online.
Applications closed on Sun 05 December 2021