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6811 AHC Senior Program Manager Vacancy

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Senior Program Manager

The Australian High Commission in Nuku’alofa invites applications for the position of Senior Program Manager – Economic Governance and Infrastructure. This is a full-time position based in the Australian High Commission – Nuku’alofa

About the role:

Under general direction, the Senior Program Manager is responsible for delivering Australian development policies and programs in Tonga, through leadership and management of development activities, and building effective partnerships with relevant stakeholders in Tonga and the region. Senior Program Managers currently lead small teams managing and providing policy advice on a portfolio of activities under Australia’s overarching development framework Partnerships for Recovery and the Tonga COVID-19 Development Response Plan.

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 LE7 broadband level with an annual salary range between TOP $56,884 to TOP $66,546 depending on experience.  Continued employment is subject to a successful completion of a six-month probation period.

How to apply:

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday 12 August 2022. 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 response detailing how your qualifications, skills and experience will enable you to successfully perform this role (maximum 1000 words).

Please submit your application either by email to ahctonga [at] dfat [dot] gov [dot] au 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.

For further details about the job visit our website: or call us on 20-400 during work hours.