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5252 AHC Program Managers 15 - 28 Jan 2020


Vacancies: Program Managers

The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa invites applications for the position of Program Manager.

We have immediate vacancies in the portfolios of:

  • Gender and economic governance; and
  • Infrastructure.

All suitable applicants will be placed into a merit pool that may be used to fill similar vacancies in the next 12 months.

About the role:

We are seeking qualified, experienced and energetic individuals to fill exciting positions in the Australian High Commission’s development section in support of Australia’s partnership with Tonga.

Under general direction, Program Managers support the management of Australia’s development program in Tonga, overseeing programs including economic governance, gender, health, infrastructure, skills, scholarships, and climate resilience. Sectoral responsibilities are flexible according to operational requirements.

You would work as part of a small team under the direction of a senior manager, managing investments, providing strategic advice about your area of responsibility, and working with stakeholders. Our culturally diverse team works flexibly, and sectoral responsibilities and other tasks may be allocated as required.

International or domestic travel is occasionally required to represent the program at meetings, attend training and monitor aid investments. Part time hours are negotiable subject to the ability to meet operational requirements.

To discuss any aspects of the roles, you can contact ahctonga [at] dfat [dot] gov [dot] au or phone (+676) 20400.

Terms of employment:

The terms of employment will be in accordance with the Nuku’alofa – Locally Engaged Staff Terms and Conditions of Employment.  Employment will be offered on a permanent (on-going) contract basis at the LE5 broadband level with an annual salary range between TOP30,737 and TOP35,958 depending on experience.  Continued employment is subject to a successful completion of a six month probation period.

The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa offers a package that includes recreation and personal carer’s days, medical benefits, and superannuation contributions.

The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa will not be responsible for any costs incurred if applying for a Tongan visa, relocation costs, nor the return of the officer and family to their country of origin at the end of the contract. The High Commission will not bear any responsibility for assisting applicants to obtain or maintain the right to work in Tonga.

How to apply:

A full copy of the Duty Statement and Requirements may be downloaded from our website; from our Facebook page, through email by contacting the Australian High Commission via email – ahctonga [at] dfat [dot] gov [dot] au or collected from the Australian High Commission reception.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4:00pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020. Applications should include:

  • A covering letter (maximum one page);
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum three pages) which includes details of two referees, one of whom should be a current or recent manager; and
  • A written statement addressing the qualifications and experience criteria (maximum 750 words).

Please submit your application either by email to ahctonga [at] dfat [dot] gov [dot] au (preferred) or in a hard copy addressed to HR Personnel – Job Vacancy and dropped off at the Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa.

Late or incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Updated on 23 January 2020.