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6665 Live & Learn Tonga Vacancy 12 - 26 May 2022


Program Officer (CRIP)

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Project: Climate Resilient islands Program (CRIP)
Position: Program Officer
Reporting to: Live & Learn Tonga CRIP Project Coordinator
General: This position is based in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.


The CRIP Program Officer will be focused on supporting the implementation of the following community resilience based approaches in (i) Ecosystem Protection and Restoration, (ii) Food Security & Resilient Livelihoods, (iii) Community Climate Resilience and Planning for the Tonga CRIP Program in Ha’apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua.

The Project Officer is required to undertake the following tasks and activities:

B. Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Possesses an excellent working knowledge of climate change and its impacts on ecosystem services.
  2. Assist in the delivery of community engagement( including delivery of workshop, awareness raising and baseline survey) with target villages participating in the Tonga CRIP Program.
  3. Scope opportunities for Food Security, Ecosystem Restoration & Disaster Preparedness in the targeted sites
  4. Coordinate the establishment of community-based food security and ecosystem restoration, budgeting, monitoring and maintenance activities.
  5. Provide Reports on the implementation of Food Security Plots and Livelihood support for targeted sites
  6. Support Live & Learn’s CRIP program through follow-up community visits, establishing and maintaining networks
  7. Build networks and partnerships with other agencies in accordance with the organisational objectives of Live and Learn, including with Government and non-government organisations and communities.
  8. Provide reports, budgets and acquittals on field work as required by the Live & Learn Network Office
  9. Documenting community impact stories and lessons learned through program, project and field experience to contribute to country program development and organizational learning;
  10. Support Project Coordinator to carry out project activities as required, including contribution to project reports.
  11. Any other tasks required by the Team Leader and the Live & Learn Tonga Management Team

C. Qualifications / Experience:

  • A tertiary qualification in climate change, nature-based solutions, agriculture or equivalent is desirable;
  • At least three years of working experience in related work preferably in the non-governmental sector and/or governmental organisations in research or project development sector.

E. Institutional Arrangement

This position is based in Fasi, Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga.

F. Duration of the Work

The work will be for 12 months with the possibility to extend the contract based on performance and fund availability for more than a year. The probation period is three (3) months.

G. Duty Station

The LLT Office (Nuku‘alofa) will provide office space for work station during the terms of employment. The appointee will provide a laptop computer and Wi-Fi internet.

H. Salary

The wages are very attractive. The starting salary is calculated based on qualifications and experience. Intriguingly, the candidate is subject to increments based on the project implementation phase.
The salary range is: TOP $16,000 – $18,000.

I. Application

Interested applicants should contact the Country Manager at peni [dot] havea [at] livelearn [dot] org / ilaisiaimoana [at] yahoo [dot] com or phone: 26-943 / 8624432 for more information.

To apply, please answer the selection criteria (i.e., job descriptions/roles and responsibilities) and based on your working experience and skills/attributes, write a 2-pages summary on why you think you are the best candidate for this very challenging job.
Submit this application letter with your current ‘Result Oriented-based Curriculum Vitae’. Please note that a late application will not be considered.


To apply, all applicants should email or hand-delivered the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

to this address:

Peni Hausia Havea
Country Manager
Live and Learn Tonga
Fasi moe Afi ‘a Tungi

Application close: Thursday 26th May, 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.