Program Manager : Schools Recovery Program – Tetra Tech

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Program Manager : Schools Recovery Program

  •  Tetra Tech
  •  Suva, Fiji


Fiji Program Support Facility
Program Manager – Schools Recovery Program

Key leadership position to lead and manage the delivery of Schools Recovery Program in Fiji.

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 leading and managing the delivery of the Schools Recovery Program for Fiji. • Full-time in Fiji from July 2022 to 30 June 2024 – where Tetra Tech could consider part-time work for the second year depending on program requirements. • Suitably qualified Fijians and Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply

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, Australia Awards and governance in Fiji. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes across sectoral programs, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response, and civil society engagement. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries, including those who are often marginalised.

The Schools Recovery Program (SRP) has been established by DFAT to support Fiji for Tropical Cyclone Yasa recovery through school design and re/construction works for nine existing schools that were damaged and are located Vanua Levu (Fiji’s second island). The current scope of the program may be increased if budget and timeframes permit. The program aims to
deliver designs and construction that is fit for purpose, cyclone resistant, based on environmentally sustainable design principles to minimise environmental impact and maximise durability and sustainability of the building life. The Program contributes to the strategic priorities of MEHA to promote equal access to quality education for all children by constructing safe and accessible schools. The program ensures the promotion and integration of GEDSI (gender equality, disability and social inclusion) and safeguarding in design, construction processes and the built environment. The program promotes  women’s participation and decision making, empowerment of women-led business and engagement with local communities through the individual School Boards.

The Program has commenced with establishment of the Program Management Unit (PMU) and the engagement of an architectural firm for the design and supervision of works. The Program is to be completed by June 2024.

The Position
The Program Manager (PM) is responsible for leading and managing the delivery of the program as a component program of the Facility.

This requires the PM to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the DFAT Suva Post team, school representatives and representatives of the Ministry of Education Heritage and Arts (MEHA), the Ministry of Economy (MoE) and applicable local authorities.

The PM will be a member of the Facility’s Management Group (MG) and will be a champion for cross-cutting themes and accountable for ensuring compliance with DFAT and Facility/Tetra Tech organisational and operational policies and procedures by the program. In particular, the PM will be accountable for proactively identifying and mitigating risks of Sexual Exploitation
Abuse and Harassment and Child Protection across all phases of the program.

The Person
To be successful in this role, you will have a degree level qualification in Architecture (preferred) or Civil Engineering. You will have a proven record of achievement over a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in managing and delivering of building/infrastructure project including design, procurement, contracting and oversight of supervision of construction works We are seeking candidates who have strong, dynamic leadership skills including demonstrated ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior donor and Government officials.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding and experience in project management and implementation, financial management, reporting and work planning. You will be required to demonstrate commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH).

The position is classified as Discipline Category C Job Level 3 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/adviser-remuneration-framework

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin. We are committed to increasing the pool of local expertise. Suitably qualified and experienced Fijian citizens and Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.

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.

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