01 September, 2021

Secretary General

Vanuatu Red Cross Society


Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full Time


Organisation Description: 

• The VRCS's Mission is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, without discrimination, through voluntary service.

• The VRCS's Vision is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Vanuatu, by providing professional, effective and quality services.


Job Desctiption:

The Secretary General's role is outlined in Article 33 of the Constitution of Vanuatu Red Cross Society (VRCS). This job description expands that outline.The Secretary General is responsible for implementing the general policy and decisions made by the National Board. They assist the National Board to achieve VRCS's mission and vision by making good decisions and managing resources wisely.
The Secretary General will participate in an annual performance appraisal conducted by the President and Treasurer, with external assistance as required.

The Secretary General's job includes these areas:
• Management
• Development
• Liaison with partners and stakeholders


Selection Criteria:

Applicants are required to demonstrate the following:
Qualifications and profile required

• Relevant tertiary qualifications
• Ability to manage multiple and sometimes rapidly changing priorities
• Well organised
• Able to work well under pressure for extended periods
• Able to work both as part of a team
• Integrity
• Current driver's licence with clean driving record is preferred
• Willing to travel as required (estimate 25% of time)

Knowledge & skills required

• Strong background in financial management
• Experience in making strategic and annual plans and budgets
• Staff Management skills including recruiting, monitoring performance etc.
• Experience in raising funds for core costs and programs and projects
• Experience in monitoring and reporting on programs and projects
• Experience in working with governing boards
• Experience in liaising with government and partners overseas
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Bislama (French would be advantageous)
• Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with Publisher and MS Project an advantage)
• Knowledge of the Red Cross movement will be an asset
• Experience in working in a national organization with a network of staff and services in the provinces.




How to Apply

Apply by:



Contact Person:



Contact Phone:

(678) 27418


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Human Resource Officer
Vanuatu Red Cross Society, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu




How to apply - more information:

Interested candidates are invited to pick up a more detailed Job description of this position at Vanuatu Red Cross Office (located at Vanuatu Red Cross Headquarters at nambatu – opposite Au Bon Marché), or send request by mail to: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com  Interested candidates may submit their applications, with letter of interest and CV, no later than 15th September 2021, to:Human Resource Officer Vanuatu Red Cross Society, PO Box 618, Port-Vila, Vanuatu  Application by email: recruitment@redcrossvanuatu.com Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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


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