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Development Specialist

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Location: Australia | Any Major City | International | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Tarawa, Kiribati

Development Specialist – Kiribati

》Remote working role with regular trips to Kiribati, including the outer islands.
》Full time 12-month contract with possibility of extension.
》Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for an experienced, motivated and skilled Development Specialist who is keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners to meet their governance and stability goals. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record supporting the strategic planning, delivery, and management of aid programs. They will also be respectful, flexible and resilient, with a keen focus on capacity development and an ability to leave sustainable improvements in a complex operating environment.

This is a remote role with regular travel to Kiribati to work side by side with the Australian High Commission team and Government of Kiribati partners. The position will be embedded within the Australian High Commission team in Tarawa, will work closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) colleagues in Canberra, and will report to the Deputy High Commissioner (DHOM) in Kiribati.

The areas of focus of the assignment are:

》Provide strategic advice and leadership for complex tasks related to contract management, budget management, gender equality, disability inclusion, risk and fraud management for the Kiribati development cooperation program.
》Identify and act on opportunities to initiate program management improvements and innovation to support and inform program planning and implementation.
》Provide advice and support to investment designs processes and partnership plans, as requested by Head of Mission/ High Commissioner (HOM) and DHOM.
》Lead, design and implement capacity development activities to AHC personnel and DFAT desk officers on all aspects of development program management.
》Support the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation of program performance to inform broader performance reporting as well as program decision-making.
》Support program budget monitoring in Aidworks, DFAT’s FMIS.
》Contribute to reporting on program outcomes including cross-cutting issues, risk management, provide strategic advice and input to briefing, financial analysis and compliance reporting to Senior Management, Partner Government agencies and other stakeholders.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Click on the link or copy and paste it to access the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference for this position: https://bit.ly/42t49Q7

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 DFAT and Pacific Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.

About the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
DFAT advances the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high-quality overseas aid program and helping Australians overseas.

The department provides foreign trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.

Australia and Kiribati are neighbours and long-term development, economic and security partners. Australia is invested in Kiribati’s stability and prosperity. Australia invests in education, health, gender and social inclusion, economic governance, infrastructure and climate change, partnering with the Government of Kiribati to achieve joint development objectives.

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 international relations/development or equivalent experience and training. You will have extensive experience working with DFAT-funded projects, including high-level experience in program management, financial management, contract management and monitoring and evaluation. Experience working for Australian Aid or DFAT in the past is an advantage.

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

About Kiribati
There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/kiribati/development-assistance/development-assistance-in-kiribati

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

The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing Pacific Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise and perspective in our team. Suitably qualified people of the Pacific, Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, including LGBTQIA+, women, gender diverse, neurodiverse and people with disabilities.

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.

HOW TO APPLY
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): https://bit.ly/42t49Q7

To submit your application, kindly click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and ensure you upload your resume as part of the application process. Please note that we will only accept applications submitted through the online portal.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday, 25 June 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 Island 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: Jun 25, 2023

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