13 October, 2020

Programs and Humanitarian Coordinator -ActionAid Vanuatu Country Office 12 months renewable!

ActionAid Vanuatu


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full time


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.

ActionAid's Unique Response
ActionAid Australia is a women's rights organisation working to empower women to collectively claim their rights and fight against inequality; ActionAid Vanuatu is the Pacific program arm working (and registered) in Vanuatu to implement the WITTT forums. As a member of the wider ActionAid Federation, programs are being implemented across 45 countries, working to achieve economic and climate justice for women, as well as securing and protecting women's rights in emergency situations. The country program is implementing two main programs namely the Disaster Ready Project supported through Australia Humanitarian Partnership and the Gender Responsive Climate Change(GRACC) Program supported through the Gender Action Plan both DFAT funded programs and ANCP.AAV is also responding humanitarian emergencies and currently responding TC Harold , COVID 19 in all the three program locations of Erromango, Eton and Tanna as well as the new locations of Malo and Malekula.  


Job Desctiption:

1. Overall Objective of the Role
The overall objective of this assignment is to coordinate country program work as well as humanitarian coordination for the ongoing work and emergency response for TC Harold and COVID 19.

• The position will be working closely with the Country Program Manager will specifically support;
• Support on going TC Harold Response and COVID 19 response plans implemented by AAV &WITTT as identified in the Country Response Plan.
• Support ongoing program activities as agreed with the country program manager and the program manager women's rights and emergencies.
• Assist is supporting country program administration and logistics for programs as assigned by the Country Program Manager.
• Assist with information management and documentation of program activities. This includes reporting writing and documentation of case studies
• Assist in coordinating and planning of the training workshops from program activities and emergency response according to plans.  
• Support AAV's representation in agreed meetings in Port Vila especially in clusters and sector meetings and any other meeting as agreed with the Country Manager
• Coordinating the emergency response activities for TC Harold and COVID 19
• Taking leadership in ensuring the teams in the field work cohesively to complete planned activities.

Duration: This is a 12 month renewable contract  starting October 2020

Reporting Requirements
The role  will works under the supervision of Flora Vano - the  Country Program Manager and will be based in Port Vila with some field travel to Tanna, Erromango , Eton , Malo and Malekula while supporting field activities.  Technical advice for the program will be provided by Carol Angir, Program Manager Women's Rights and Emergencies who provides oversight for the Country Office


Selection Criteria:

Tertiary qualifications with minimum 3 years experience managing programs/ projects in particular donor - funded projects is highly required.



Salary terms : This position is well paid within the market rate and takes into account country labour terms and organizational policy. This will be discussed upon recruitment.


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:

 For further information on the above job please contact the employer directly.


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