01 June, 2015

5611 Resilience Program Officer

Care International Vanuatu

Non Government Organization
Port Vila & Field Project Locations, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Contract - Full Time (to June 2016)
Due Date:


Job Description:

CARE has been working in Vanuatu since 2008 and has an established CARE Project Office (CARE International Vanuatu) in the capital of Port Vila with our projects implemented primarily in Tafea Province. The current project focus is on Resilience and Women’s Empowerment. As a member of the CARE Vanuatu team, the Resilience Program Officer will work under the direction of the Resilience Coordinator to ensure the effective implementation of resilience program activities, monitoring and reporting. The position requires around 50% of the time to be based in the project locations in Tafea Province.
The principal role of the Resilience Program Officer is to ensure that project activities are performed well, that they meet expected results and indicators effectively and that all activities are conducted in line with CARE’s Code of Conducts.  The Resilience Program Officer ensures that monthly project reports are prepared, checked and processed in accordance with reporting deadlines.

  • Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of resilience program activities according to the activity plan and budget
  • Ensure CARE’s Programming Principles, in particular gender and rights-based approaches, are applied into project activities
  • Support trainings on DRR concepts, climate change, emergency preparedness and gender
  • Mobilise community members and authorities according to activities planned
  • Develop good relationships with communities and local authorities
  • Prepare detailed budget requests for each field trip and activities
  • Request and clear all field cash advances in a timely fashion in accordance with CARE Finance policies and procedures
  • Work in close cooperation with CARE colleagues to support the progress and achievements of the project
  • Strengthen relations with relevant Government authorities and other international organisations working in Vanuatu
  • Ensure good communication, coordination and information sharing with and between all CARE key staff.

Monitoring and Reporting:
  • Collect relevant data and information needed to ensure the proper application of monitoring systems
  • Encourage beneficiaries and partners to participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the activities
  • Participate in the review of objectives, outcomes, indicators and budgets to ensure they are appropriate and realistic
  • Provide the Program Manager and Resilience Coordinator with accurate and up-to-date advice on developments and challenges, and share any necessary recommendations for better practice
  • Ensure regular report activities and submitted to the Resilience Coordinator and Program Manager
  • Provide quality support during donor monitoring and senior management visits as well as consultant/technical support visits to the field site as required
  • Ensure lessons learnt are being documented to maximise the impact of CARE’s current or future projects

  • Ensure consistent application of, and compliance with, CARE Vanuatu safety and security policies and procedures and Codes of Conduct
  • To perform other tasks and duties as required by the Program Manager

Core Competencies
  • People Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local staff and also able to work with disaster affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Communication Skills: Well developed written and oral communication skills. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.
  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles.
  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner.
  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Has experience and ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.
  • Work style: Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making. 
      • At least 1 year experience working on disaster risk reduction, food security, gender or climate change projects, preferably in an NGO or government agency
      • Understanding of the community based development work and/or activity implementation
      • Proficient in English, written and verbal
      • Excellent communication, facilitation and report writing skills
      • Computer skills including Word and Excel
      • Willingness to travel between Port Vila and Tafea Province and spend extended periods in remote locations
      • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including diversity and cultural sensitivity
      • A Vanuatu national


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      How To Apply:

      Please submit your application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to the following email addresses provided, or  hand delivered a hard copy at the CARE International Vanuatu Office located opposite Wharf Road roundabout towards N0.3 Area, Port Vila. All applications should be submitted no later than the 8th of June by COB-4.30pm.

      Contact Person:

      Trish McEwan


      (+678) 22951
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