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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

4463 Food Security Coordinator

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development


Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry


Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

A term of two years

Due Date:


Job Description:

The Vanuatu Department of Agriculture and Rural Development & the Secretariat of the Pacific Community invites applications for a Food Security Coordinator to be based in Port Vila, Vanuatu. This position will be responsible for the planning and coordination of the SPC/USAID project on " Vegetation and land cover mapping and improving food security for building resilience to

achanging climate in Pacific island communities" in Vanuatu.

Working closely with the Vanuatu Department of Agriculture and Rural Development(DARD), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and other partners.

Candidates will be assessed against these:


- Function as national counterpart for the SPC/USAID project.

- Provide administrative assistance in general programme implementation and management and day-to-day liaison with counterparts and provide necessary feedback and reporting to DARD and SPC/USAID Suva-based

project team.

- Provide and facilitate relevant technical support in the implementation of the SPC/USAID project, DARD's work programmes and plans of operation in Vanuatu.

- Support DARD and SPC in timely monitoring and reporting on the progressof food security and climate change programmes and activities specified in the national plan of operation and subsequent reporting.

-Facilitate and/or conduct training needs of stakeholders on different food security, climate change and livelihood interventions.

- Ensure alignment of activity implementation to be approved project workplan and budget

- Coordinate collaborations between relevant in country stakeholders and other partners

- Travel to the SPC/USAID project sites (Ureparara, Sola any upscale sites) to provide technical back up support and conduct monitoring and evaluation of activity implementation.

- Facilitate relevant logistics and services.

- Ensure compliance with local legislative procedures.

- A diploma or undergraduate degree in agriculture, livestock or related field, an advanced degree in enviromental science, physical geography, climate change or related field would be advantaged.

- A minimum of 5 years experience performing functions outlined above, experience in working in the field or with communities and diverse team, demonstrated experience in project management and working with and

reporting to regional organizations or donor agencies, demonstrated good communications skills (Micro Soft word, Excel, Power point), demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and

communicate effectively to a varied audience.


Salary range is level MS 6.2 -MS 6.7 (2,187,360 - 2,363,760 VT)


Bislama, English


How To Apply:

Applications should include full curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and three professional references. Hand delivered or faxed applications must be referenced"Director, DARD" and submitted to the

Contact Name:

Mr Livo Mele


+678 25265




The Director, Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, PMB 9040, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


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