16 May, 2023

Assistant Traditional Knowledge Officer



Port Vila


Due Date: 




Full time


Organisation Description: 

Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) ProjectAssistantTraditional Knowledge Officer (TK) 7 (seven) months contract initially
Vanuatu is among the most vulnerable countries on earth to the increasing impacts of climate change, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slow-onset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification.  In an effort to address these challenges, the Government of Vanuatu, through VMGD and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have successfully secured financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop and implement the Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) Project.

The primary purpose of the CISRD project is to develop and strengthen climate resilient development in Vanuatu, with emphasis on supporting climate smart adaptation and disaster risk management policy and planning.  The project aims to do this by building institutional and community-based capacity and providing critical resources to facilitate transformational and sustainable change in the application of science-based evidence to inform decision-making for relevant policy development and planning processes.  This support will be delivered through provision of tailored Climate Information Services (CIS) specifically aligned with relevant national strategies for priority sectors, to address information gaps and priority needs of target beneficiaries ('next' and 'end'-users of CIS) at national, provincial and local community levels.


Job Desctiption:

The Assistant Traditional Knowledge Officer (TK) will work under the supervision of the Traditional Knowledge officer and the principal Scientific Officer, Research and Development, VMGD - Climate Division. The officer will assume direct responsibility for developing a database system for traditional knowledge related to the CISRD Project under VMGD, while also working closely with other project team members within the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The main role of the Assistant Traditional Knowledge Officer will be to ensure that the CISRD Project under VMGD has integrated traditional knowledge in all relevant climate information provide to the stakeholders and the public.

This position is a full time and will be for seven(7) months contract. The Assistant Traditional Knowledge(TK) Officer will be based at the VMGD Department. The incumbent will report for day to day matters including agreement of work programs to the Traditional Knowledge Officer.


Selection Criteria:

Qualification : Diploma or Degree in Environmental/Science or Geography or Sociology or Community Work or any relating field.
Special Business Education: WMO Class IV Pacific Advanced Certificate in Meteorology
Experience: 2-3 years in a scientific field or similar position
Management/Supervisory Skills: N/A
Special Skills: Computer Skills
Thinking style : Analytical thinker, An eye for detail
Communication/ Interpersonal Skills: Good standard of listening skills plus verbal and written communication skills
Behavioural Competencies : Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to work under pressure. Shows commitment.
Language: English and Bislama or French



1,500,000 Vatu per annum


How to Apply

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Contact Person:

Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume, written work samples and name and current contact details of three referees to Moirah Matou via email or mail to 'confidential', VMGD, PMB 9054, Port Vila, Vanuatu by 4.00pm, Monday 29th May, 2023.


Contact Phone:

(678) 24686


Email to send applications to:



Postal Address or location to apply in person:

Van-KIRAP project
PMB 9054
Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-Hazard Department
Port Vila



Van-KIRAP Facebook page


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