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Short Term Consultant – Authorised Person Program Transition Plan and NPP Development



Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program (VAPJP)

Applications closed Tuesday, 07 May 2024

● Exciting opportunity to contribute to the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program

● Contract fixed number of days position open to Vanuatu Citizens only

● Based in Port Vila

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

This position is a short-term opportunity to support transition planning for the Authorised Person Program’s eventual transition from VAPJP implementation to a fully Government led and implemented service.

This role will work with the MJCS' Department of Women’s Affairs and relevant stakeholders to support transition planning for the Authorised Person Program and specifically to:

  • Consult broadly with stakeholders to document an agreed approach for early stages of a transition to Government implementation (including support to a costing and resourcing analysis to support GoV budget planning)

  • Work collaboratively with Government and VAPJP to develop a New Project Proposal that can be submitted to the Council of Ministers to support the agreed approach to transition

  • Identify gaps and challenges to transition that will need to be addressed through the transition process

Essential Selection Criteria

► A graduate qualification in law, legal studies or related fields of study and/or equivalent experience in a Pacific setting.

► 2-5 years experience working in a professional environment. Experience in Government and/or experience in working on issues of gender-equality and domestic violence would be an advantage.

► A genuine commitment to improve access to justice for women, children and vulnerable persons across Vanuatu

► Knowledge of Vanuatu context essential

► Experience in project coordination and implementation, including management of project budgets. Experience in New Project Proposal Development is desirable.

► Written and oral communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills

► Analytical and reporting skills

► English and Bislama fluency essential

Desirable Selection Criteria

► French desirable

Job Description

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Applications closed Tuesday, 07 May 2024


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