28 September, 2017

7171 Project Coordinator

Vanuatu Environmental Law Association (VELA)

Environment / Training 
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Full Time
Due Date

About VELA
VELA is a newly established Charitable Organisation with the objective and purpose to:
  • Protect the Vanuatu Environment and promote sustainable natural resources management
  • Receive and provide opinions in relation to changes to existing environmental legislation or proposals for new environmental legislation
  • Promote public understanding of environmental law and encourage active public involvement in environmental decision making process
  • To engage in policy and law reform processes with a view to promote improved environmental outcomes upon request by relevant authorities or institutions.
Job Description:
VELA is urgently seeking a full time Project Coordinator with legal background to drive forward the implementation of its activities. This is an exciting position and will be based in Port Vila.

Roles and responsibilities include the following but not limited to:
  • Manage the day to day administration of the organisation
  • Lead and co-ordinate  office management tasks of VELA resources, ensuring effective management structures and financial policies are in place
  • Deliver and facilitate community awareness workshops
  • Provide legal advice to communities
  • Build relationship with donor partners, Government Institutions and other CSO/NGO’s that support the aims of VELA
  • Ensure all reports to donors are accurate and on time
  • Participate in Board meetings and maintain effective contact with the Board to promote the position of VELA and its work
  • Work closely with the Board and partners to craft, communicate and implement the overall strategic and business plans for the organisation
  • Translate strategies into strategic and operational activities
  • Grow the membership of VELA
  • Take responsibility for working with Board to meet financial needs of VELA to ensure long term viability.
Experience and Knowledge:
  • Sound knowledge of Vanuatu Environmental laws and development issues
  • Experience in writing reports and proposals and developing budgets
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience working on a project related  NGO or Public Sector is preferable
  • Strong experience in program, staff and financial management, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience as a community based Advocator / facilitator
  • Experience in mobilizing resources
  • A relevant undergraduate degree in Law.
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 build teamwork
  • An energetic, creative, flexible problem solver, with an ability to listen and evaluate.


        VELA offers a 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 the Chairman, Colin Bright Leo, email: mightyhillz@gmail.com

         The selected person will need to be willing and available for travel in Vanuatu and the Pacific region.

        Applications close 4.30pm on Friday 06 October 2017.

        Contact Person:

        Chairman – Colin Leo


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