Project Support Officer
● Assist in the design of New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for secondary education in Vanuatu
● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu citizens only
● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands
The Vanuatu Secondary Education Support Project is seeking Vanuatu nationals to assist in the design of New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for secondary education in Vanuatu.
This is a project that will support equitable participation in quality learning for young people in Vanuatu and involves taking a co-design and collaborative approach to provide a comprehensive design of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s activity for Vanuatu’s secondary education support.
A co-design approach involves engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders (e.g. students, teachers, families, community leaders, officials, NGOs, and individuals in different islands across Vanuatu) through interactive events and interviews. This allows the project team to understand lived experiences from different perspectives.
Organisations involved in this project include Creative HQ, AATEA solutions, Robert Walters Consulting, and two Australia-based independent consultants.
The Project Support Officer is responsible for providing administrative support to the Vanuatu-based project team. Their tasks may include events coordination and logistical support and supporting Partnership Reference Group meetings (e.g. note taking). They may be involved in the delivery of co-design activities and will also responsible for identifying and managing health and safety-related risks from the project. They will assist in transcribing and translating outputs from events. They may also be expected to travel outside Port Vila during a particular phase of the project to support interviews/events and stakeholder engagement.
The substantive work will begin in April 2021 and it is expected to conclude by June 2022.
This project offers great professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will receive full training on co-design, design thinking and other facilitation techniques.
Essential Selection Criteria
► Secondary school graduate (at minimum). Field of Study: Education or related discipline (if applicable)
► A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience and experience in administration, events and logistics management
► Organised, with excellent attention to detail, thereby ensuring accuracy in outputs
► Demonstrated ability to support coordination and management of successful project delivery
► Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, manage multiple deadlines and follow guidance provided by the Project Manager
► Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
► Demonstrated ability to manage project-related health and safety risks
► Fluent in written and spoken Bislama and English – French also desirable
Desirable Selection Criteria
► Proficiency in Google workspace products (e.g. Google docs, Google sheets) is desirable
Applications closed on Tue 27 April 2021