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26 Jan 2023


Save the Children –  Port Vila, Efate

Job Description

The Vanuatu Community-based Climate Resilience Project (VCCRP) is the largest community-based adaptation project ever delivered in the Pacific. Largely funded under the Green Climate Fund (GCF), it has been designed to reduce the climate-related vulnerabilities of communities across all 6 provinces of Vanuatu. It will increase communities’ resilience to climate variability, extremes and change and build the adaptive capacity required to ensure communities can maintain a good quality of life in the face of climate change. The project will do this by:

  • developing and implementing scalable, locally appropriate actions to meet immediate and future adaptation needs of communities,
  • strengthening and supporting government and civil society to facilitate local level adaptation,
  • facilitating dialogue between communities, government, civil society, and the private sector on ways to work together to address the challenges that climate change will continue to bring.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We’ve been working in Vanuatu for more than 25 years supporting the community in areas of health, community education and training, community development, water supply resource development, pre-school education and direct promotion of children’s rights.

Where you come in:
In this full-time, contract position, based in Port Vila, you will lead the PMU located in the DoCC. The PMU is responsible for the day-to-day technical support and coordination between government ministries and departments at national, provincial and area council level to ensure project plans are implemented in line with project documents and in line with the compliance requirements of the GCF, Accredited Entity and Government of Vanuatu.
The PMU Team Leader will report to Director-General (DG) for the Ministry of Climate Change and Save the Children Vanuatu’s Country Director. The PMU will be responsible for overall project management, program risk management, coordination and engagement with all levels of government and broader project stakeholders. In leading the project and its team, the PMU Team Leader will guide, coordinate and manage the day-to-day work of the PMU in the areas of procurement, financial management and compliance, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, communication and technical advice.
You will make an impact by:

  • Team Leadership and Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Monitoring and Reporting
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management

Does this sound like you?
You are a born Team Leader with excellent project management, monitoring and reporting skills, able to build strong stakeholder relationships. You have outstanding problem-solving skills and innovation mindset supported by strong analytical capabilities. You show high levels of behavioural flexibility and emotional intelligence and are willing to travel to provincial locations within Vanuatu.

This role requires: At least 10 years’ experience managing complex projects with multiple partners, especially government agencies or line ministries

  • Extensive experience in Vanuatu and the Pacific
  • Previous experience as a Team Leader, Chief of Party or similar role for multilateral funded program
  • Demonstrated project management skills, strategic planning skills, application of project management disciplines (including Agile),
  • Excellent ability to engage and influence others across all levels of the organisation, Government and other stakeholders
  • The ability to effectively coordinate resources and drive outcomes

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development.
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Attractive renumeration package

Apply online: Save the Children Australia Careers (

Job Category: Non Government Organisation (NGO). Job Type: Full-Time.

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