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Fiji Program Support Facility

Program Support Manager – Health

An exciting opportunity for a solutions focused person to join the Fiji Health Program as the Program Support Manager – Health and support Fiji’s Health Sector.

Why Tetra Tech International Development?
As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

Responsible for overseeing effective operations of the Fiji Health Program (FHP)
Full time until 31 December 2024
Suva, Fiji

The Program
The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

Australia’s support to Fiji’s Health Sector (referred to as the “Fiji Health Program” or FHP) works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to:

1. Reform public health services to provide a population-based approach for disease and the climate crisis;

2. Increase access to quality, safe and patient focused clinical services; and

3. Drive efficient & effective management of the health system.

FHP invests about AUD 5-6 million per year into strengthening health services through a range of projects. These cover the COVID-19 response and vaccine roll-out, mother and child health, non-communicable diseases, patient safety and quality care, rehabilitation services, supply chain reforms and digital and health information. Across all projects and areas of support, FHP seeks to identify ways to support MHMS to improve gender equality and disability and social inclusion in health services, making them more accessible and higher quality for those who need these services the most. FHP also provides support to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, particularly tropical cyclones, and public health threats as they arise.

The Position

Reporting to the Team Leader – Health, the Program Support Manager – Health will be a senior member of the FHP team and will be responsible for overseeing efficient and effective operations for the program. Tasks will include financial planning and budget management, work planning and risk management as well as supporting the IT, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL), procurement and HR Functions. The Program Support Manager will lead a small team of three staff and regularly review team performance to continue to improve work practices.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as public health, business administration, policy and planning, development studies or finance. This person will be able to demonstrate strong project management experience, financial management and procurement skills, particularly within development programs. The successful applicant will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to engage at a senior level and communicate effectively on sensitive issues. This person will be flexible and pragmatic and will work well under pressure. The ideal candidate will be familiar with DFAT’s compliance standards for development programs, including child protection, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) and fraud awareness and control requirements.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

This position is locally engaged and reserved for National Citizens of Fiji. The annual salary will be between FJD 80,000 and 120,000, dependent upon the successful candidate’s skills and experience.

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.


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