Tetra Tech International Development, UK and Europe (formerly Coffey & Wyg International)

Legal Drafter

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Last update: Jun 9, 2023 Last update: Jun 9, 2023


Deadline: Jun 25, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Fiji Fiji
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Jun 9, 2023


An exciting opportunity to support in-line legislative drafting functions for Fiji’s Solicitor General (SG) Office

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.

  • Legal professionals with a passion for legislative drafting are encouraged to apply
  • July/August 2023 – July/August 2024
  • Based in 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.

The Institutional Partnerships Program partners with the Government of Fiji (GoF) to deliver assistance in targeted areas where Australia is well placed to support Fiji navigate the economic impact of COVID-19: through government twinning partnerships, technical assistance and grants that can be mobilised quickly to support Fiji’s ongoing stability, prosperity, and resilience to shocks.

The Position

The Legal Drafter will perform in-line legislative drafting functions for the Solicitor General and will adopt on-the-job training methods to improve the drafting skills of staff within the Drafting Division. The role may also be required to contribute to relevant Continuing Legal Education activities for legal professionals.

The Person

Successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with minimum of five (5) years’ experience in legislative drafting. They will have sound (or capacity to quickly acquire) understanding of Fiji or Pacific development. 

We are seeking candidates who have strong stakeholder management skills and ability to work with multiple stakeholders and people from diverse backgrounds. They will demonstrate excellent work ethics and success with building team capacity, including ability to mentor and coach employees for professional growth.  They will have professional attitude, awareness of the confidentiality requirements of the SG’s Office and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and neutrality, in a sensitive environment. 

Ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate sensitivity to other cultures, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), Child Protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH). 

The position is classified as Discipline Category D Job Level 2 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/adviser-remuneration-framework

How to Apply 

To view a detailed position description, please visit https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/work-with-us/ and search for job number 500166. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

Applications close 5:00pm (local Suva time) on Sunday, 25 June 2023

For further enquiries, please email HR@ausfijifacility.org and quote the job reference number 500166.

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

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 Human Resources on +679 338 1156/998 7506 with your requests.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.  We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

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