25 July, 2017

7046 National Coordinator

Vanuatu Education Advocacy Coalition (VEAC) 

Education / Training
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Job Description:
   About VEAC
The Vanuatu Education Advocacy Coalition (VEAC) is a national education advocacy coalition of civil society organisations with the aim of engaging the Government of Vanuatu and other stakeholders on national education policy, to help ensure that all Ni-Vanuatu have access to good quality education.

Position Description:
VEAC seeks a full time National Coordinator for this exciting position to steer the implementation of its important work. The position is based in Port Vila. 

Roles and responsibilities include the following:
  • Coordinate and manage VEAC’s program, projects, staff and office administration
  • Prepare and send quarterly reports to the Board prior to their meetings
  • Work closely with Board Chair to coordinate Board meetings, take minutes, and disseminate to Board members
  • Liaise with civil society organisations (CSOs), government officials, donors and other stakeholders on behalf of VEAC
  • Coordinate and ensure the design and implementation of workshops, training consultations, surveys, research and capacity strengthening measures for VEAC’S members and constituency
  • Coordinate and ensure the development and dissemination of policy briefs and case studies on aspects of education, and the writing of project proposals and narrative and financial reports
  • Prepare and lead in lobbying and advocacy initiatives with the Government of Vanuatu and with donors
  • Work closely with Program’s Finance Consultant, Board Treasurer and other financial staff to ensure careful management and acquittal of the program and finances and the timely preparation of program narrative and financial reports
  • Consult regularly with ASPBAE Australia in its capacity support role for CSEF funded networks and coalitions, especially in relation to major program and financial decisions and reporting
  • Undertake other tasks as required by the VEAC Board.
Experience and Knowledge:
  • Sound knowledge of Vanuatu and Pacific political, economic and social development issues
  • Strong experience in program, staff and financial management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in lobbying and policy analysis and advocacy
  • Experience in writing reports and proposals and developing budgets
  • Experience working with CSOs at a national level is preferable
  • Experience as a community based educator / facilitator and familiarity with participatory learning approaches would be an advantage
  • Experience in mobilizing resources
  • A relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
Skills and Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent gender aware, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Workshop, group and meeting facilitation skills
  • Mentoring skills
  • Networking and liaison skills
  • Sound analytical, organizational, project and time management skills
  • Skills in word processing and using spreadsheets, internet and email communication
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff and build teamwork
  • An energetic, creative, flexible problem solver, with an ability to listen and evaluate.


        VEAC offers an attractive salary inclusive of provident fund provision, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


        English, Bislama, French

        How To Apply:
        The position is initially for 12 months, with a strong prospect of continuing for further years. Applicants are requested to send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, plus their CV and also the names, email and phone details of two referees to Mr Williamson Moli, email: wmoli@vanuatu.com.vu

        Applicants need to be Vanuatu citizens or permanent residentsThe selected person will need to be willing and available for travel in the Asia Pacific region.
        Applications close Wednesday 16 August 2017

        Contact Person:

        Mr Williamson Moli


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