13 May, 2019

Procurement and Contract management consultant

Department of Water Resources
The consultant will be based in Port Vila.

Due Date
20 May 2019

Contract (2months)

Organisation Description
The Department of Water Resources (DOWR) under the aegis of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) is the nation agency responsible for the water sector in Vanuatu. DOWR is both an implementing agency and a regulator with primary focus on community water supplies. DOWR was established in 2016 after amendment to the Water Supply Act of 2002 which saw the amalgamation of the urban water services under Public Works Department and the Rural Water Supply and Water Resources Unit of the former Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources.

With the implementation of the key policy: Vanuatu National Water Policy (2017-2030), DOWR is rolling out the National Implementation Plan (NIP) which is a framework for identifying, prioritizing and implementing community water supplies around Vanuatu. The framework streamlines and identify funding resources and promotes the ability for collaboration with different implementing partners on priorities identified at Provincial level. As part of preparation and capacity building towards successfully implementing NIP, DOWR is putting effort into development of its capacity in different areas and one important one is in terms of procurement and contract management. The Vanuatu National Water Policy seeks to deliver the policy objectives established by the National Sustainable Development Plan (2016-2030).

Job Description
The consultant will be required to support DOWR in its capacity for procurement by establishing internal procurement guidelines, contract management framework and training of staff on existing Government of Vanuatu standard procurement procedures. The consultant is also required to develop an internal framework to manage contracts that DOWR is delegating to third parties.

Selection Criteria
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experienced Required:

A degree or a relevant qualification in finance or business management.


At least 5 years of experience in financial management and public procurement in Vanuatu. 


English or French and Bislama


• Communication
• Working with people
• Drive for results
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How to Apply
Apply by:
In person

Contact Person
Esther Sandrin Teitoka

Contact Phone Number
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E-mail to send applications to

Postal Address or location to apply in person
Esther Sandrin Teitoka
Department of Water Resources
George Pompidou Complex
PMB 9001
Port Vila

Website to Obtain Further Information
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How to apply - more information
Job Descriptions and TOR can be downloaded here or collected at the Department of Geology, Mines and Water Resources. George Pompidou Area, or for further information, please contact 

Esther Sandrin Teitoka on email 

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