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Project Officer

Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

Applications closed Wednesday, 05 June 2024

● Apply for the opportunity to join the VAPJP Community Services and Access to Justice Team!

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents with working rights only

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands

The Organisation

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world's most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90-plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies, and, most importantly, people's lives.


Palladium is the Managing Contractor for the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP), which is a long-standing and integral part of Australia’s support to Vanuatu, delivering policing and justice sector support. The Program is supporting 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, community and policing services needed by communities.


VAPJP entered its second 4-year phase (2021-2024) in January 2021.

The Position

The Project Officer role provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that supports Vanuatu’s Policing and Justice sector to improve access to justice for community members.


This role is supervised by the Senior Community and Gender Lead. The Project Officer will report to the Program Coordinator (Justice) for programmatic matters and the Senior Manager for administrative matters.

The Project Officer role will:

1. Support initiatives and program activities addressing access to justice, particularly for women and children;

2. Ensure coordination and collaboration with key implementing partners including Government agencies and community stakeholders; and

3. Support the effective monitoring and evaluation of program activities and initiatives.

Essential Selection Criteria

► Graduate or higher qualifications in the area of law, gender and/or relevant social sciences or extensive work experience in a relevant role

► A passion for gender-equality and working with issues related to violence against women

► Good knowledge of the context of Vanuatu and violence against women in Vanuatu

► Able to show initiative and drive the implementation with limited oversight, but also able to work within a team and able to seek advice and support when needed

► High level skills in the analysis of information and the drafting of reports

► Demonstrated skills in the conduct of facilitative, participatory training or awareness programs

► Demonstrated skills, experience and commitment to mentoring and skills transfer

► Excellent oral and written cross-cultural communication skills at multiple levels

► Demonstrated understanding of the role of law as an intervention to prevent and protect vulnerable members of the community

Job Description

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Applications closed Wednesday, 05 June 2024


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