03 August, 2016

6433 Referral 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 expressions of interest for a full-time Project Officer.

The Project officer will lead the VSPD referral pathways and procedures project. In recognition of the extreme vulnerability of persons with disabilities throughout Vanuatu, the project (current funding to March 2017) aims to improve access to specialized and mainstream services for existing and future VSPD clients. VSPD is the main organisation in Vanuatu with a team of field workers to conduct home visits. Through client visits and early intervention classes, VSPD are well positioned to make referrals to other appropriate services such as health, education and livelihood.

The officer will use the Community Based Rehabilitation Matrix to map out potential referral pathways for VSPD clients, including identifying and consulting with potential referral partners, to inform development of a referral pathways reference document. The reference document will be a key resource for the Vanuatu disability sector into the future. It will improve coordination and collaboration between existing service providers and assist in identifying areas for strengthening. VSPD will use the reference document to inform humanitarian and other agencies of appropriate referrals for people with disability after and between disasters.

Project-related duties: 
  • Use the Community Based Rehabilitation Matrix to map out potential referral pathways for VSPD clients, including identifying potential partners for the referral. For example:
  1. Health – Ministry of Health, Vila Central Hospital (e.g. Diabetes Clinic, Eye Clinic etc), Presbyterian Church
  2. Education – Schools, Ministry of Education, Australia-Pacific Technical College, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Vanuatu Institute of Technology, Scholarships
  3. Livelihood – TVET, Rural Training Centres
  4. Social – Sporting associations (e.g. volleyball, soccer, table tennis), Vanuatu Women’s Centre
  5. Empowerment – Disabled Peoples’ Organisations and self-help groups
  • Consult with the potential partners to confirm pathways, including signing MOUs or agreements with referral partners if required
  • Develop a referral pathways reference document which includes service details and contacts for each organisation
  • Investigate options for further publication or distribution of the referral pathways reference document
  • 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 Program Manager
  • In coordination with the VSPD Program Manager, facilitate quality training for VSPD staff on use of the referral pathways (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
  • Developed research and analysis skills
  • Experience working within and contributing to a MEAL framework
  • Computer skills (ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint required)
  • Financial management skills including budget preparation, tracking and financial accountability
  • Team player.


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        How To Apply:
        Please submit your application to contactvsdp@gmail.com. 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.

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        03-Aug-16 Direct from Employer

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