Australian High Commission
Port Vila
Vanuatu

About Us

About Us

Head of Mission

 

Ms Jenny Da Rin is the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Australian Heads of Mission

Opening hours

The High Commission is open from 8.00am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

 

Job vacancies

 

Australian High Commission – Port Vila

Various Fixed-term and Ongoing Positions

Senior Program Managers and Program Managers

The Australian High Commission is looking for highly motivated, talented people with ideas and an interest in development to work as program managers. The Australian Aid Program promotes Australia’s national interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. In Vanuatu, our aid program is guided by a bilateral partnership between the Government of Vanuatu and the Government of Australia.

About the Positions

Senior program managers

Under limited direction, senior program managers oversee one or more sectors of Australia’s aid program in Vanuatu. Duties include implementing program activities and providing high-level advice to Australian High Commission Executive. The Australian High Commission is currently looking to fill the Senior Program Manager Health role. A merit list of suitable applicants may be used to fill future vacancies.

Program managers

Under general direction, program managers provide support to the management and implementation of Australia’s aid program in Vanuatu. Program managers also support coordination and reporting (financial, fraud, performance and quality) across the program. The Australian High Commission will use this process to develop a merit list of suitable applicants that may be used to fill future vacancies.

Qualifications/Experience

All senior program manager and program manager positions require relevant tertiary qualifications and professional/technical or specialist expertise, knowledge or experience in public policy, development and related sectors.

Essential Requirements

All senior program manager and program manager positions require strong representation, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships, represent and negotiate on behalf of the Australian High Commission. Strong written and spoken English is essential and spoken Bislama is highly desirable for all positions.

Applicants should be citizens of Vanuatu or hold residency status that permits work in Vanuatu. The Australian High Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

The position descriptions are available from reception at the Australian High Commission or on the Australian High Commission’s website at www.vanuatu.embassy.gov.au.

Applications should identify which position you are applying for and must include:

  •  a Curriculum Vitae;
  •  a statement in support of the application addressing the key responsibilities of the position you are applying for (totalling no more than  3 typed pages); and
  •  the names and contact details of at least two referees.
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Applications should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager at the Australian High Commission, PO Box 111, Port Vila or emailed to pvla.hrexecsupp@dfat.gov.au. Please direct enquiries about the positions to the Human Resources Manager on +678 22777. Applications close on Friday 14 July 2017.

Only applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

 

 

Public holidays

The High Commission will be closed on the following days in 2017:

Monday

1 January 2018

 

New Year's Day

Friday

26 January 2018

 

Australia Day

Monday

5 March 2018

 

Customs Chief's Day 

Friday

30 March 2018

 

Good Friday

Monday

2 April 2018

 

Easter Monday

Monday

11 June 2018

 

Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday

24 July  2018

 

Children’s Day

Monday

30 July 2018

 

Independence Day 

Friday

5 October 2018

 

Constitution Day

Tuesday

25 December 2018

 

Christmas Day

Wednesday

26 December 2018

 

Boxing Day

Thursday

27 December 2018

 

Additional DFAT Holiday

Friday

28 December 2018

 

Additional DFAT Holiday

Monday 31 December 2018   Additional DFAT Holiday