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18 Jan 2023


Catalpa International –  Port Vila, Efate

Job Description

  • Fully remote role, based in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa or Cook Islands
  • 12 month contract with the possibility of extension

In a nutshell
Catalpa is a global development organisation improving the lives of people. We design creative ways to tackle diverse problems, integrating technology, design thinking, with locally-driven solutions. Catalpa brings together people from unique backgrounds to work together on meaningful projects across the Asia-Pacific region. Check us out at

Catalpa is in search of a passionate Operations Manager who will be responsible for the day to day financial, administration and logistics activities of our Pacific eLearning Program (PeP) team.

About the role

The Operations Manager is an important part of a close-knit, dynamic team working remotely across several countries in the Pacific region. The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the financial, logistics and administrative performance of the program. You will report directly to the Team Lead – Pacific eLearning Program and Catalpa’s Finance Manager.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a combination of expertise and experience in managing finance, administration and logistics for international development or Not For Profit (NFP) projects, have a ‘get it done’ attitude, be creative, and have a proven track record of supporting project teams to deliver success outcomes.

We are looking for someone who is a team player and an amazing problem solver. Do you love overseeing logistics and administration to support the success of development projects? Read on!

In this role, you will have responsibility for:
The day to day operational support to the program including procurement and contracting, performance monitoring, logistical support and administration
Financial record keeping, reporting, budgeting and compliance obligations
Coordinating all travel and logistics arrangements for the team
Coordinating the preparation and implementation of procurement and contracting arrangements with sub-contractors / service providers.

What you will bring:

If you have these skills and experience then we want to hear from you!

  • Demonstrated experience in providing operational, financial, administrative support in international development or NFP programs
  • Financial management and reporting with excellent analytical skills
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise workload, demonstrate initiative and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Great written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work closely with other parts of the organisation across time zones and cultures (we’re diverse!)
  • A high degree of autonomy and a strong professional ethic of teamwork, adaptability and agility
  • A passion for supporting projects teams to deliver great outcomes


We love working with smart people from diverse backgrounds who are willing to learn new things. There are many skills we think this job will make use of but feel free to apply even if you’re not a ‘perfect fit’.

Work environment

We work in a creative, supportive environment with colleagues who come from diverse walks of life, and we value the perspectives they bring. We pay attention to the details, and we work together to achieve the best we can. Importantly, we work here because we love what we do and the impact we can have.

We know people’s lives include many obligations outside of work, so we aim to create a flexible work environment that includes remote work options, generous family leave, and return-to-work policies to support new parents. We know we do our best work when we take care of ourselves and communities. We take two weeks off at the end of each year to recharge and refresh.


Catalpa staff believe in the potential of technology to transform lives for the better. Our team members are flexible and can handle working across a broad range of responsibilities. They don’t mind rolling up their sleeves to solve thorny challenges that take time, patience, and creativity. We are friendly and care about the people with whom we work, always seeking to build and nurture relationships for the long-term.

Catalpa seeks to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or marital status. We especially welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

Job Expired 03/02/2023

Job Category: Non Government Organisation (NGO). Job Type: Contract. Job Salary: According to experience and qualification.

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