18 October, 2019

Business Resilience Officer

We request that you submit:
1. a cover letter addressing the ‘Skills, Knowledge, Ability to travel and Experience’
section of the TOR, download the TOR here
2. and a current CV with two references.

Port Vila

Due Date:

Full time

Organisation Description: 
In the first half of 2019 the USAID Climate Ready program supported the Vanuatu Chamber of
Commerce (VCCI) and the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council (VBRC) to develop a Vanuatu
specific training workshop for the private sector in regards to business preparedness planning.
The purpose of the workshops was to guide businesses through a planning process by which the end product is a tailored Business Continuity or Preparation Plan, to be created with staff input and implemented in times of business disruption. Disruptions cover a range of different types from a simple power outage, all the way to experiencing a tropical cyclone.
From this a training program was developed in Bislama and this fit for purpose training was then implemented in Port Vila and then again in three additional provinces, supported by USAID funding.

Over 100 businesses have benefited so far from the support shown by the USAID Climate ready Program. A secondary outcome of the training events included the introduction of the Vanuatu Business Resilience Council to businesses in Port Vila and the provinces visited. These workshops were a key activity in providing information around business resilience and preparedness to the private sector at provincial level.

VCCI/VBRC would like to support and strengthen its business resilience initiatives into 2020 with the engagement of a contracted Business Resilience Officer, to build on the work already
completed and to create new opportunities in this space to benefit SMEs across Vanuatu.

Job Desctiption:
Description of Activities to be carried out:
The Business Resilience Officer will be contracted to the VCCI for a 12-month period. This Officer will be responsible for:
1. Developing the current training workshop materials with the assistance of a graphic
designer to produce professional more durable training materials for future training
2. Facilitating business preparedness training in the 2 remaining provinces (Torba and
3. Providing follow up support to all training participants who require it to complete their
business preparedness plans
4. Supporting any additional activities as required by VCCI/VBRC

Selection Criteria:
The Business Resilience Officer shall have the following skills and experience:
 Tertiary qualification in relevant field
 Minimum of 3 years work experience working in the public or private sector in a role with
responsibilities and duties relevant to those required for this position;
 Experience in project preparation, budget development and reporting;
 Experience in adult learning, design and delivery of training using diverse methodologies,
and learning/training evaluation;
 A good understanding of the private sector and issues faced by businesses in relation to
climate change and disaster risk reduction;
 Demonstrated ability to work and deal successfully with stakeholder groups from
government, NGOs and the private sector;
 Ability to travel within Vanuatu; and
 Excellent communication skills and command of written and oral English and presentation


How to Apply
Apply by:
In person

Contact Person:
VCCI Reception

Contact Phone:
(647) 27543

Email to send applications to:

Postal Address or location to apply in person:
drop your application into VCCI's office in Port Vila.


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