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4908 NZHC Dev Prog. Coordinator 7-21 June 2019


Full-time Development Programme Coordinator

Are you passionate about sustainable development in Tonga?

Are you highly motivated with excellent project management skills?

The New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa is looking to fill a full-time vacancy for the position of Development Programme Coordinator to help deliver the New Zealand Aid Programme in Tonga.

The full-time Development Programme Coordinator will manage New Zealand aid projects in the governance, energy, and climate change/environment sectors.

This is a locally engaged position and the right to work in Tonga is required. The salary range is TOP29,791 to TOP40,305 (pro-rated for the part-time position).

The successful applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • strong project management experience, preferably in international aid, with skills in planning, financial management, risk management, and monitoring and evaluation,
  • sound relationship management skills across a range of stakeholders, including from Government, communities and business, and other development partners,
  • excellent English language skills and the ability to provide high quality analysis and reporting,
  • strong information management skills, and an ability to quickly adapt to new software systems.

A relevant tertiary qualification and at least five years’ work experience is essential. As well as having excellent English language skills, Tongan language skills are highly desirable.

The applicants we are looking for will be able to effectively prioritise and organise their own workload around competing priorities. They will be able to work independently without requiring close supervision, be able to quickly pick up new ways of working, and be able to work effectively in a team. The applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate sound judgment. 

Further information, including a position description ( Development Programme Coordinator Position Description.pdf) and application form ( Development Programme Coordinator application form_.pdf), is available from the reception at the New Zealand High Commission (telephone +676 23-122 or email nzhctonga [at] mfat [dot] govt [dot] nz).

The application form, curriculum vitae and cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy High Commissioner at the New Zealand High Commission, corner of Taufa’ahau and Salote Roads, Nuku’alofa, or to the email address above.

Applications close: midday Wednesday 21 June 2019