Development Partner Coordination Specialist
- Tetra Tech
- Suva, Fiji
JOB DESCRIPTION & SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
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.
- The position will be based with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services
- Part-time for 12 months
- Suva, Fiji
Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, Australia Awards, and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards and education programs in Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response and civil society engagement, 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:
- Reform public health services to provide a population-based approach for disease and the climate crisis.
- Increase access to quality, safe and patient focused clinical services; and
- 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. The assistance is delivered through modalities including technical advice, procurement of services and goods, capacity building and training support, and grants to civil society organisations. Across all projects and areas of support, FHP seeks to identify ways to support the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to improve gender equality and disability and social inclusion in health services, making them more accessible and higher quality to 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 Development Partner Coordination Specialist will support MHMS to manage, align, and coordinate the various development partners that are supporting the Ministry in achieving its vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
This position will support the Executive Support Unit of MHMS to improve the overall coordination, appropriateness, and timely delivery of all external assistance to the health sector. This external assistance could be in the form of Government-to-Government bilateral funding, multilateral assistance (such as UN agencies and multilateral development banks), civil society and non-government organisations, technical institutions, and the private sector.
The position will have a solid emphasis on identifying the scope and value of MHMS development partner assistance, mapping these, ensuring transparency and accessibility of development partner (DP) support. These activities will facilitate MHMS’ leadership and direction of DP support and ensure DPs are aligned to the Ministry’s goals and strategic goals.
This role will ensure that the MHMS is fully aware of all donor assistance, the type of assistance, its monetary value, timeframe, and purpose. The specialist will work closely with the Fiji Facility Health Program (FHP) and will ensure that there is constructive engagement and relationships between development partners and the MHMS.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in development partner coordination and harmonization including experience in design, management, and implementation of programs, and/or coordination of multi-stakeholder/inter-agency/inter-group program processes.
They will demonstrate experience in gender equality, social inclusion, and disability at national and international level. The candidate will have experience in maintaining databases on required information for effective coordination including exceptional data study and research skills.
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 open to Fijian and international citizens currently residing in Fiji. The salary offered does not include accommodation or other allowances. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion
We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.
We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: [email protected] or call Emilee Carter on +679 338 1156/338 1157 with your request(s).
Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.
Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.
Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.
This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.
Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.
- Job Application Details How to Apply To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded. For further enquiries, please email [email protected] and quote the job reference number 499626.