13 October, 2020

Livelihoods Coordinator

ActionAid Vanuatu


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full time for 12 month period


Organisation Description: 

Background and Country context:
ActionAid has been working in Vanuatu in partnership with the Department of Women's Affairs since Cyclone Pam devastated the island in 2015. The primary focus was implementing a women-led community-based protection program to respond to women's protection needs in Vanuatu.  The initial priority was to set up Women Information Centres; each which acted as a safe space where women could share their issues and experiences in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam and as a foundation to facilitate women's access to information in regards to services and support available during the disaster response period. The past five years has seen these spaces evolve into forums called Women I TokTok Tugeta (WITTT), which enables women to engage in their political systems and influence change directly. WITTT forums have created spaces for women to learn about women's rights in emergencies, disaster risk reduction, protection , climate change and how it affects them directly. The forums also support the development of the women's communication mechanisms to amplify their voices in calling for greater action by the government and the humanitarian sector to address women's priorities in response to climate change and disasters.


Job Desctiption:

The Livelihoods Coordinator works closely with the Country Program Manager to support the livelihoods work of ActionAid Vanuatu's projects and WITTT (Women I TokTok Tugeta) .  

Key Responsibilities Tasks/Duties
Livelihoods Support 1. Provide leadership and technical support for Women Led Livelihood  activities for ActionAid Vanuatu
2. Provide guidance to WITTT forums in Eton, Erromango, Tanna, Malo and Malekula on innovative livelihoods initiatives, relevant to the context and skill sets
3. Organise and conduct planning sessions for livelihoods initiatives including the Women's Economic Hubs
4. Provide training on effective business management and livelihood sustainability
5. Monitor the savings and loans schemes to ensure fair and equitable distributions
6. Meet regularly with community groups to provide ongoing counsel and support with relation to enterprise establishment
7. Provide regular updates to ActionAid Vanuatu regarding the progress of the livelihoods initiatives
8. Conduct risk assessments of livelihood initiatives
9. Establish relevant partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and other key actors working on agriculture
10. Represent the organization in the food cluster meetings and any other sector spaces
11. Documenting and producing activity reports
Other Responsibilities • Participate in team meetings and other joint team activities
• Organise and participate in joint participatory reviews and  learning sessions
• Adhere to ActionAid's values and Team Charter;
• Contribute to a positive team culture;
• Undertake other duties as required.

• At least 5 years' experience in livelihoods projects
• Previous experience in program management and implementation, preferably working with communities in emergency response settings
• Local understanding of context and previous experience working with women and communities in Vanuatu.
• A commitment to promoting women's rights and leadership in Vanuatu
• An understanding of ActionAid's Human Rights Based Approach and the ability to operationalise this through program responses
• strong team work, be transparent and demonstrate strong commitment and accountability. Understand and respect timelines.
• Strong facilitation and communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility;
• Demonstrated leadership and can work with minimum supervision.
• Good communication skills both writing and spoken in both Bislama and English(added value)
• A commitment to ActionAid's vision, mission and values;


Selection Criteria:

Tertiary qualifications including minimum 3 years of working experience working with local communities and in particular women



Within Vanuatu NGO salary scale range


How to Apply

Apply by:

In person


Contact Person:

Flora Vano


Contact Phone:

(678) 5554367


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Room 1, First Floor, Ocean View Apartments, One Way Lycee, Port Vila, Vanuatu




How to apply - more information:

Interested applicants should submit their CV and brief responses to the following selection criteria to hr@actionaid.org by 23 October 2020.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and should be available for interview later that same week. For any queries regarding the role contact carol.angir@actionaid.org

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