• Leilani Sikkema

Program Coordinator


Applications closed.


● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila

● Salary VT2.1M - VT2.3M / annual


The Organisation

Save the Children ANCP Integrated Early Child development (IECD) project funded by the Department of foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through Australian NGO Cooperation Program ( ANCP) is a four-year project that is directly addressing underlying factors impacting early child development, including child protection (and specifically children’s exposure to violence) and climate change, and social protection through evidence generation, advocacy, and government system strengthening.


The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improve and support children 0-5 years old across Vanuatu to reach their optimal development potential.


The Position

The Program Coordinator's role is to support the Program Manager to facilitate the Integrated Early Child Development program to facilitate its yearly workplan. S/he is responsible to work closely with the Ministry of Education and Training to develop and coordinate the MOET Parent support Program workplan and ensure that the PSP MOET/SC workplan is implemented in line with quality standards and grant compliance requirements, and is accountable for all aspects of program implementation, including field operations and project-related procurements and financial reporting at the provincial level.


The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with Line Ministries and Local civil society groups including Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Climate Change and Vanuatu Christian Council to ensure program activities has been implemented according to the project implementation plan.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Significant program coordination or operations management experience in development contexts

► Sound knowledge of program cycle management, financial management, and budgetary control processes

► Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, including the ability to think creatively, set priorities, and manage multiple work plans

► Demonstrated experience in managing and upskilling program teams

► Highly developed relationship building, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

► Commitment to self-learning, development, and continuous improvement


Job Description

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  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted


Applications closed on Wed 29 September 2021

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