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Home 5 JOBS 5 Civil Engineering Adviser – Tuvalu

Civil Engineering Adviser – Tuvalu

Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform |
ACFID Member: 0
Location: International
Sub location(s): Funafuti, Tuavalu

Are you an experienced Civil Engineer who can help to build resilient public infrastructure for the people of Tuvalu? Do you enjoy the challenge of working with small, passionate teams for the design and construction of infrastructure in resource constrained island settings?

  • Full-time, 12-month contract, with the option of a 2-year extension
  • In-Tuvalu position
  • Competitive remuneration and benefits package
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Countries.

The Australia-Pacific Partnership Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver projects that will help the countries in which we work meet governance and stability challenges. The Partnership Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Civil Engineering Adviser with a proven track record in the design and construction of sustainable, innovative and climate resilient infrastructure in small island contexts. The ideal candidate is a flexible, resilient technical specialist with a keen focus on capacity development, and ability to leave sustainable improvements in a complex operating environment.

The role of Civil Engineering Adviser will sit within the Tuvalu Public Works Department, under the Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure, Environment, Labour, Meteorology and Disaster. The areas of focus of the role are:

  • Ensuring the quality and resilient design and implementation of civil engineering projects, including on coastal protection and airfields in the outer islands.
  • Leading supervision of civil construction activities.
  • Coordinating the preparation of necessary preliminary and detailed engineering and design studies, including laboratory testing of materials to ensure the quality of the construction and maintenance work.
  • Capacity development of Ministry of Public Works and Infrastructure staff in planning, design, procuring, managing, quality assuring and constructing engineering work and safeguarding for civil infrastructure.
  • Supporting develop and maintenance of the Public Work Department’s Public Assets Management Plan and its implementation by the Civil Engineering Unit.
  • Integrating and providing advice and guidance on cross-cutting issues such as child protection; prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment; human trafficking; gender equality; disability inclusion; and environmental protection in line with national regulations, relevant Australian aid policies and other appropriate standards.

The position is an accompanied, 12-month position with the option to extend for 2 years. A competitive international standard remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate, including housing and return airfares if required for international candidates and their family.

Click on the link or copy and paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: http://bit.ly/3vSgRdl

About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform
The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Partner Organisation
For this position, the Partnerships Platform is partnering with the Government of Tuvalu, in particular the Ministry of Public Works, Infrastructure, Environment, Labour, Meteorology and Disaster.

Amongst a broad range of services that the Department of Public Works provides to the Government of Tuvalu, it is responsible for engineering and construction services for the provision of public infrastructure and climate change adaptation projects to support the physical and economic development needs of Tuvalu, as well as resilience from the impacts of climate change. Tuvalu is a low-lying coral atoll country that is both remote and geographically complex with eight outer islands beyond the capital of Funafuti.

Tuvalu works extensively with donor partners, including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the Australian government amongst others.

For further background on the Government of Tuvalu’s national development strategy, please see the following links:

About You
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, respect, resilience and adaptability, and a preparedness to work with limited resources in a challenging environment, this includes the ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering, with proven experience in infrastructure project coordination and management, including the detailed design and supervision of civil works. Experience in the Pacific or low-lying atolls will be highly valued, as well as previous experience of construction using coral sands and construction and maintenance of coastal protection systems.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of, and commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.

The position is expected to be based in Tuvalu for at least nine months of the year. As a setting for work, Tuvalu has its own unique strengths and challenges due to its unique economic and physical environment. It is important that the Civil Engineer has experience in remote and coastal areas.

About Tuvalu
There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in Pacific Country contexts, including considerations unique to being a remote low-lying atoll. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/tuvalu/tuvalu-country-brief

Other Information
Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including First Nations people, LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse and people of different abilities.

We can make adjustments during the recruitment process for people with a disability. If required, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment @ auspacpartnerships.com.au to discuss how we can support you.

We welcome your interest in joining the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform. Please ensure you review the Candidate Information Pack before applying (click the link or copy and paste it into your browser): http://bit.ly/3vSgRdl

Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Please submit
1) Your CV
2) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (no more than 250 words per criterion)

Kindly note that applications that do not include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria may not be considered.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday, 29 January 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST

Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Countries.

About DT Global
DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfil its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.

DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.

Closing Date: Jan 29, 2023