• Australian High Commission

Senior Program Manager


Applications closed on Sun 28 February 2021


● An exciting opportunity to support the Australian High Commission in Port Vila

● Permanent full-time position open to Vanuatu citizens and residents

● Based in Port Vila


The Organisation

The Australian High Commission in Port Vila manages the Australian Government’s presence in Vanuatu. We promote Australia’s interests, facilitate international trade and investment, deliver development assistance, respond to crises and provide services to Australian citizens. Details of our Department's work, as well as our purpose, outcomes and priority functions can be found on our website www.vanuatu.embassy.gov.au


The Position

Under limited direction, the Senior Program Manager will lead a small team to manage one or more sectors of the aid program in Vanuatu. The role requires providing high-level strategy, policy and program advice to senior managers in the Australian Government and to partners in Vanuatu.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Tertiary qualifications as well as a minimum of five years technical expertise and/or experience in public policy, development or related sectors

► An operational knowledge of aid management

► An operational knowledge of development policy

► Knowledge of Vanuatu and Government of Vanuatu systems and processes

► Strategic thinking and initiative to guide program direction and monitor, improve programs

► Leadership and initiative

► Strong representational ability

► Excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills

► Work well in a team


Apply Online


Applications closed on Sun 28 February 2021

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