• Leilani Sikkema

Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser


Applications extended until Sun 8 August 2021


● A chance to support the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

● Contract July 2021 – June 2023 up to 135 days over each 12 month period

● Position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

Locally Engaged position Up to ARF Group B, Level 3


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 program implements a ‘two-track’ strategy which involves pre-positioning resources to support 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 and policing services needed by communities. The program has a range of input modalities, including technical assistance, operational support and funding, training and professional development, community grants, infrastructure, and project delivery.


The Position

Support provided by the GEDSI Adviser is intended to achieve, but is not limited to, the following overarching role objectives:


1. To support VAPJP Program Coordinators, Advisers, Project Delivery staff and GoV counterparts to identify, develop and deliver coherent GEDSI strategies and initiatives aimed at supporting the mainstreaming inclusion across each of the four VAPJP components; and


2. To support program staff and GoV counterparts to meaningfully integrate GEDSI into all aspects of their work, including planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, adaptation, reporting and learning.


Essential Selection Criteria

► A post-graduate qualification in gender, inclusion or development studies, or a related discipline, and/or equivalent experience

► Demonstrated GEDSI experience in a similar role

► Demonstrated experience in and understanding of GEDSI as it relates to aid programming and development issues (essential)

► Demonstrated ability to work with diverse organisations (or different parts of organisations)

► Demonstrated ability to design and apply GEDSI theory and concepts to guide integrated, flexible and practical improvements

► Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with people at all levels of an organisation, maximising cooperation and contributing in team environments to achieve collective goals

► Eligibility to work in Vanuatu (required)


Desirable Selection Criteria

► Previous experience working in Melanesian cultures (desirable).

► Experience in GEDSI work within the police, law and justice sector (desirable)

► Experience of GEDSI in the context of Australian-Government (DFAT) funded initiatives (desirable)


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted using this link. Please click on the link below to download the Terms of Reference which includes details on how to apply online.


Click here: https://tinyurl.com/yzw6mlwp


Do not email your application.

Enquiries: leilani.sikkema@linkps.com


Applications close on Sun 8 August 2021







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