Program Manager - Australia Awards Fiji and Tuvalu

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Last update: 11 days ago Last update: Aug 5, 2022


Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
Location: Fiji Fiji
Sectors: Programme & Resource Management Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Aug 5, 2022


An exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated and effective team to deliver the Australia Awards Program for Fiji and Tuvalu and strengthen human development within the Pacific.

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Responsible for leading and managing the Australia Awards Fiji and Tuvalu program
  • Full time to December 2024
  • Suva, Fiji

The Program

The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarships program funded by the Australian Government. The Facility supports the Australian High Commissions in Suva and Funatuti to manage the Australia Awards program in Fiji and Tuvalu. 

The Position

The Program Manager Australia Awards Fiji and Tuvalu is responsible for the delivery of Australia Awards and related activities. The Program Manager will develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, and ensure services are delivered on time and to high standards. The Program Manager will lead and manage a small team and will regularly review team performance, and continue to improve, innovate and evolve work practices.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in human resource development, capacity building, international development or education. They will have at least five years’ experience working in development programs within Fiji, ideally within the scholarships or human development sector. The successful candidate will have outstanding project management and delivery skills including project budget management, financial monitoring and reporting, excellent communication and relationships management skills and the ability to build and lead a cohesive and effective team. Familiarity with Australia Awards Programs would be an advantage.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Fiji. The annual salary will be between FJD 138,000 and FJD185,000, dependent upon the successful candidate’s qualifications, skills and experience.

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin.

We are committed to increasing the pool of Fijian expertise and this opportunity is only open to Fijian nationals.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description, please visit https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/work-with-us/ and search for job number 499762. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

 For further enquiries, please email HR@ausfijifacility.org and quote the job reference number 499762.

We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.

 We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: HR@ausfijifacility.org or call Emilee Carter on +679 338 1156/338 1157 with your request(s).