03 August, 2016

6432 Disability Associations Project Officer

Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD)

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Full Time
Due Date

Job Description:
The Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD) is currently seeking expression of interest for a full-time Project Officer.

The Project officer will lead the VSPD Disability Associations project. In recognition of the need for community support for persons with disabilities throughout Vanuatu, the project (current funding to March 2017) aims to establish and/or improve capacity of community disability associations. These associations are best placed to support people with disabilities in their communities through raising awareness of, and promoting, their rights. Association activities may include:
  • Assisting existing VSPD clients with rehabilitation plans
  • Facilitating inclusion of people with disabilities in all community discussions and decision-making and running relevant training for the whole community on issues facing people with a disability (e.g. disaster preparedness of people with a disability). 
Project-related duties: 
  • Develop an assessment tool to assess existence, and activities of community disability associations in Efate
  • Work with existing community disability associations to determine community and client expectations of these associations
  • In consultation with people with disabilities in the relevant communities, trial process for establishing community disability association
  • In line with the project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) framework, facilitate and support high quality quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation of the project, and provide regular reports to the project manager
  • In coordination with the VSPD Project Manager, facilitate quality related training and system development for project initiatives (in conjunction with relevant partners if appropriate)
  • Appropriately represent VSPD and build good relations with all stakeholders at the project level
  • Ensure the project complies with VSPD child protection policy.
Technical skills and experience: 
  • Interpersonal, organizational, conflict resolution and communications skills
  • Strong knowledge of people and cultural and religious practices of targeted Efate communities (Mele Maat, Erakor, and Freswota)
  • Strong research and analysis skills
  • Ability to support senior VSPD staff members in accordance with their priorities
  • Experience working within and contributing to an MEAL framework
  • Computer skills (ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint required)
  • Financial management skills including budget preparation, tracking and financial accountability
  • Team player.


        Not Stated


        Not Stated

        How To Apply:
        Please submit your application to contactvsdp@gmail.com. Questions can be directed to Judith Iakavai, Program Manager, 5522321. Applications close 5pm Thursday 11th August 2016.

        We are a child safe and friendly organisation and will ask all applicants to undergo our child safe recruitment procedures and sign our Child Protection Policy. We strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply.

        Contact Person:

        Judith Iakavai


        (+678) 5522321
        Not Stated

         Not Stated
        03-Aug-16 Direct from Employer

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