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Infrastructure Officer




Vanuatu-Australia Health Partnership (VAHP)

Applications closed Sunday, 17 March 2024

● Great opportunity to support the MOH Infrastructure Team in responding to infrastructure related needs.

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

The Organisation

The Vanuatu Australia Health Partnership (VAHP) represents a 15-year bilateral investment from the Australian Government to support Vanuatu’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to deliver the health components of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2016–2030.

VAHP’s end of program outcomes include:

Ministry of Health corporate services, public health and clinic services staff increase delivery of equitable, accessible and better-quality essential health services.

Ministry of Health senior staff lead continuous improvement and strengthened accountability of the Vanuatu health sector.

VAHP has 4 components – Corporate Services, Public Health Priorities, Provincial Focus and Workforce Development. This role will support the Public Health and Provincial Focus components. The VAHP design is to support the MoH Public Health Department to identify, plan and budget for public health priorities. On behalf of DFAT VAHP provides grant financing and technical assistance to support the MOH to implement their plans, and work with other development partners to coordinate assistance and implementation through the MOH planning process.

The Position

The Infrastructure Support Officer plays a key role in supporting the Ministry of Health Assets Management Unit (AMU) in the areas of infrastructure, assets management, procurement and contract management relating to key humanitarian assistance and cyclone recovery projects, funded by Government of Australia. The successful candidate will work closely with key stakeholders, including MoH and provincial health centres, Central Tenders Board, private contractors, and communities to support the needs of MoH and disaster affected populations.

The position will receive close coaching and mentoring support from the Capital Works Specialist over an appropriate timeframe so that the Officer is guided and supported into this complex and critical role. The position is intended to transition to the Ministry of Health workforce long term.

Essential Selection Criteria

► Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management and infrastructure development, specifically within a Pacific Island setting.

► Highly developed organisational and management skills and the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in pressured circumstances.

► Qualifications in any of the following fields: Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management.

► Demonstrated technical capacity in procurement lifecycle (including contract management) and construction measurement.

► Excellent teamwork and negotiating skills, complemented by high order written and verbal communication skills.

► Highly developed interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to manage relationships with senior-level stakeholders, particularly in cross-cultural environments.

► The ability to work effectively as part of an organization and a small team.

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Experience working in capital projects that effectively consider climate change adaption and mitigation.

► Experience working in Pacific, ideally in Vanuatu.

► Bislama language skills.

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Applications closed Sunday, 17 March 2024


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