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6743 PHAMA country manager 21Jun-6Jul 2022

Country Manager - Tonga

  • Exciting opportunity to join the PHAMA Plus team in Nuku’alofa – locally engaged position
  • Full time to 30 June 2023, with possibility of extension
  • Competitive remuneration commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience

DT Global is the managing contractor of the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access Plus program (PHAMA Plus) – an Australian and New Zealand Government funded aid program promoting primary industry exports from 10 Pacific countries (Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Niue and Tuvalu). For details on the PHAMA Plus program, please visit


We are seeking applications from suitably qualified personnel for the role of Country Manager to join our PHAMA Plus team in Tonga. This is a new role and comes at an exciting time with a new phase of PHAMA Plus commencing. The Country Manager will lead and manage the team and the portfolio of program interventions. The role will work closely with private and public sector actors, to establish strategy, and implement flexible and effective mechanisms to achieve program outcomes. S/he will develop and apply business models that deliver profitability and sustainability, as well as improved gender and social inclusion outcomes and will work collaboratively with the PHAMA Plus Program Support Unit to ensure technical support and mentoring services. The Country Manager will provide client and service focused, responsive services which achieve a high level of internal and external stakeholder/partner satisfaction. 

The successful candidate will hold tertiary qualifications relating to trade, agriculture, science, business, economics or a similar analytical discipline. S/he will have experience managing export market systems development programs and/or complex donor programs, experience identifying business opportunities and developing successful and inclusive market development strategies in the rural/agricultural sector. S/he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and excellent time management skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop dynamic working relationships with a range of private sector, government and community stakeholders, possess high level analytical and leadership skills, be innovative and enthusiastic, and able to work under pressure. 

Note: full vaccination for COVID-19 is pre-requisite for working with DT Global.

To apply

  • For further information, the Terms of Reference (TOR) and to APPLY, please visit our website at: https:/, click on ‘See Open Roles’ and search for Job Code 1359.
  • Applications must include a CV and cover letter which addresses the selection criteria in the TOR.

Questions regarding this position should be sent to Seruwaia Sovanivalu at s [dot] sovanivalu [at] phamaplus [dot] com [dot] au.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Wednesday 6th July 2022 at midnight, Tonga time

DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to child protection. We encourage women, men and people living with disabilities to apply.

Managed by DT Global and funded by the Australian Government.


#6743 21 June- 6 July 2022