30 November, 2017

7295 Partnership Officer

Vanuatu Society for People with Disability 

Non Government Organisation 
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Job Description:

The Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD) is currently seeking expression of interest for a full-time Partnership Officer for 12 months.

The role of Partnership Officer is to identify, create and maintain strategic partnerships across government, non-government and community sector in order to increase partner capacity in Disability Inclusion and support VSPD to fulfil its mission. More specifically, the officer will:

Partnership building                                                                            
  • Undertake consultation with stakeholders, develop stakeholder mapping/analysis and identify opportunities for collaboration to enhance disability services and inclusion
  • Negotiate, develop and manage partnerships with key stakeholders (e.g. MOU or partnership agreement)
  • Identify and develop referral pathways with key stakeholders to improve availability of services for people with disabilities across Vanuatu
  • Develop and manage VSPD’s partnership with the Vanuatu Skills Partnership to fulfil the objective of this coalition: To work collaboratively with relevant Government and non-Government stakeholders towards the development of partnerships and referral processes which improve access to mobility device services and post-secondary education and training for people with disabilities across Vanuatu
  • Represent VSPD at relevant network meetings (e.g. Gender and Protection Cluster, Vanuatu Civil Society Disability Network)
  • Provide regular reports as required / directed
Partner capacity building
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for partner capacity building in disability inclusion
  • Work with the Vanuatu Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association (VDPA), relevant VSPD staff and other partners to develop a training module on disability inclusion
  • Collaborates with relevant partners to deliver training or awareness-raising as appropriate.
Technical skills and experience:
  • Bachelor degree in a related field (Law, Social work, Community Development etc) (desirable)
  • Experience in stakeholder analysis and maintaining strategic stakeholder partnership
  • Skills and experience in designing and delivering training and development
  • Experience working within and contributing to an MEAL framework
  • Computer skills (ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint required)
  • Interpersonal, organizational, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Ability to support senior VSPD staff members in accordance with their priorities
  • Sound knowledge on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Team Player.


Not Stated


English, Bislama, French

How To Apply:

Please submit an application responding to the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages) and a current CV (no more than 3 pages) to contactvsdp@gmail.com or to the VSPD office (Collardeau, near Litchees Store and the Women’s Prison). Questions can be directed to Judith Iakavai, Program Manager, 5522321. Applications close 5pm Friday 08st December 2017.

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

VSPD office (Collardeau, near Litchees Store and the Women’s Prison)



 Not Stated
            30-November-17 Direct from Employer 

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