10 June, 2016

6341 Export Industry Coordinator

Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Due Date

Job Description: 
The EIC will report to VCCI management and the Vanuatu National Market Access Coordinator (NMAC), and will receive guidance from the Port Vila based PHAMA Long Term Adviser (LTA). The EIC is expected to maintain a close working relationship with the Chairs of the Industry Working Groups.
The EIC will be assigned a weekly work plan by PHAMA and VCCI, and will be required to provide VCCI with a monthly report outlining achievements and progress made against each weekly work plan.
The EIC will also participate in the reporting and planning structures expected in the VCCI to ensure management are aware of their work and planning, and that IWG activities and PHAMA resourcing of any activities are recognized in those processes.

Description of position:
The EIC will be the key contact point for IWGs, and be responsible for:
  • Providing secretarial support and coordinating capacity building support for the IWGsAssisting with development/review of IWG sector strategies, implementation plans and corresponding budgets
  • Promoting the role of each IWG to key stakeholders including the government, grower-producers and exporters associations, national regulatory agencies and as a contact point for the Vanuatu Government /donor designed programs
  • Liaising with the PHAMA program through the PHAMA NMAC and, where appropriate, the PHAMA Long Term Adviser (LTA).

Essential functions:
  • Provide secretariat and operational support to the IWGs including planning, convening and coordinating meetings and progressing required action items and decisions from the meeting minutes
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between IWG members, VCCI and other industry stakeholders, and government and development partners
  • Provide IWGs with strategic guidance on development and progression of IWG industry plans and IWG sustainability roadmaps with reference to national and sectoral policy frameworks and relevant industry environments
  • Identify capacity building needs of the different IWGs and work with the NMAC and VCCI management to mobilize technical assistance to build capacity of groups to function as sustainable and effective representative industry bodies
  • Facilitate communication between the IWGs, PHAMA office and external short term technical advisers (STA)
  • Provide operational linkage between IWGs and the PHAMA office
  • Assist LTA, NMAC and external STAs to review and develop IWG sector strategies and their corresponding activities and budgets
  • Monitor and evaluate performance [outputs] of IWGs including number of meetings conducted, members’ attendance in meetings, costed plans developed and progression of key industry issues identified. Assist in monitoring of in-country activities through use of monitoring, evaluation and reporting tools developed
  • Provide regular reporting to the IWG membership and NMAC on IWG meetings and progress with implementation of IWGs plans. 
  • Progress development of co-financing arrangements, including (in association with the NMAC) liaison with private sector, Ministry officials, regulatory agencies, donors and other relevant development programs
  • Be ready to plan, organize and conduct IWGs and MAWGs meeting in Santo and outer islands of Vanuatu
  • Demonstrate analytical approach with initiatives in reporting tasks
  • Familiarize with the work, activities, and role of VCCI
  • Carry out other tasks as required by the General Manager of VCCI.

A number of Industry Working Groups (IWGs) have been established in Vanuatu to promote public/private sector partnership on export development in the agricultural sector including kava, cocoa and livestock. The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is now seeking to engage a citizen for the position of Export Industry Coordinator to progress development of these IWGs into representative and sustainable industry bodies, and to assist in relevant activities to assist in export industry growth. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Providing secretarial support and coordinating capacity building for the industry groups
  • Assisting with development of industry strategies, activity plans and budgets
  • Promoting the coordination role of industry groups to stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication and coordination between IWG members, VCCI and other industry stakeholders, government and development partners
  • With reference to national and sectoral policy frameworks and relevant industry environments provide strategic guidance on development of the IWGs into sustainable and representative industry bodies
  • Identify capacity building needs of the different IWGs and coordinate technical assistance inputs
  • Assist industry groups to progress development of co-financing arrangements, with private sector, government and relevant development programmes. 

        Qualification and Experience:
        • A tertiary level degree
        • Prior work experience in the fields of private sector development, business, trade or agriculture would be preferable
        • Excellent communication skills including a high level of proficiency in oral and written English and Bislama (proficiency in French would also be desirable)
        • Good analytical and research skills
        • Sound skills in office administration, including proficiency in relevant computer applications
        • Good understanding of the productive sector, and business and trade environments
        • Ability to plan, organize and conduct IWG and MAWG meetings in Santo and outer islands of Vanuatu
        • Ability to plan and coordinate activities effectively with team members and with external stakeholders
        • Ability to provide timely and accurate reporting
        • Ability to develop and implement activity work plans within associated budgets.
        • Ability to communicate effectively at level of national fora
        • A self-starter with initiative

              An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.


              English, Bislama, French

              How To Apply:
              All enquiries should be directed to VCCI. Applications, including a detailed resume and the names and contact details of at least two referees can be mailed or emailed to:
              Contact Person:

              General Manager


               The General Manager, Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, P.O Box 189, Port Vila, Vanuatu


               Not Stated
              10-June-16 Direct From Employer

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