12 February, 2021

Principal Officer External Quality Assurance & Compliance

Vanuatu Qualifications Authority


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full time


Organisation Description: 

The Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) is the national regulator of the post-school education and training (PSET) sector. The VQA regulates PSET courses and providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

The VQA is one of the key agents in the implementation of the national PSET Policy 2016-2020. The VQA is working in close collaboration with the Tertiary Education Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Training and with PSET providers to achieve the PSET Policy vision of: A sustainable, well-coordinated and inclusive PSET system that maximises access to relevant and quality assured qualifications that lead to improved economic, social and cultural development opportunities for all.


Job Desctiption:

Purpose of the Position is:

• To enhance the quality and standards of Post-School Education and Training (PSET), and to contribute to the achievement of the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority through the quality policies and systems
• To provide sound professional support to quality assurance matters
• Develop and monitor the Vanuatu Quality Assurance Framework (VQAF)
• Ensure the VQAF system is established, implemented, and reviewed
• Oversee/supervise and coordinate the provider registration process
• Oversee/supervise and coordinate the program/course accreditation process
• Lead and coordinate the Validation and Quality Assurance Committee


Selection Criteria:

• Bachelor's Degree (Education, TVET, Quality Assurance and/or related field)
• Significant previous experience in quality assurance policies and practice or experience in a senior level in post-school education and training
• Relevant experience in policy development, strategic planning, annual budgeting and management
• Has the ability to develop collaboratively with providers and stakeholders on the quality assurance requirements and qualifications framework
• Can demonstrate the ability to communicate and implement in a robust manner the quality assurance requirements and processes
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the wide scope of post-school education and training both locally and internationally
• Has knowledge of relevant legislation governing the VQA's operations in particular the quality assurance requirements  
• High level of computer literacy
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Analytical and practical thinker
• Demonstrate ability in report writing and sound decision making
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and managing resources
• Fluent in English, Bislama or French



2, 693, 000 per annum


How to Apply

Apply by:

In person


Contact Person:

Francoise Nguyen


Contact Phone:


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

The Human Resource Officer
Vanuatu Qualification Authority
Application for the position (Position Number: B00131)
P. O. Box 153




How to apply - more information:

VQA application form

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