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Senior Program Manager, Resilience & Sustainable Growth
Title: Senior Program Manager, Resilience & Sustainable Growth
Section: Development Cooperation
Reports to (title): First Secretary, Development Cooperation (Resilience and Sustainable Growth team)
About the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
The role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves strengthening Australia’s security, enhancing Australia’s prosperity, delivering an effective and high quality overseas aid program and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas.
The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Australian Government. DFAT also works with other Australian government agencies to drive coordination of Australia’s pursuit of global, regional and bilateral interests.
About the position
The Resilience and Sustainable Growth team – part of the Development Cooperation branch of DFAT that delivers Australia’s overseas aid program in Vietnam – is responsible for designing, managing and promoting a portfolio of programs addressing climate change adaptation, community-based disaster risk management, energy efficiency and environmental management.
The Senior Program Manager will support DFAT’s engagement in a range of partnerships, including with various government ministries (such as MARD, MONRE, MOIT, MOF and MPI), non-government organizations, multilaterals (WB, UNDP, ADB) and bilateral donors (particularly Germany under our delegated cooperation arrangement).
The key responsibilities for the position are expected to include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate the design of a program that partners with non-government organisations in Vietnam to support resilient and sustainable livelihoods in the context of climate change and natural disasters;
- Managing and monitoring investments in DFAT’s Resilience and Sustainable Growth portfolio including: input to designs; monitoring implementation; participating in reviews; reporting on activity progress and outcomes; managing contracts; and financial administration;
- Support improvement of results measurement, reporting and communications, including identifying good practice examples that can be promoted more broadly, such as through knowledge sharing and case-studies;
- Providing inputs/advice to support DFAT’s engagement in policy dialogue on development issues relating to resilience and sustainable growth;
- Contributing to management of DFAT’s relationship with different stakeholders including Ministries, provincial government, multilaterals, donors and NGOs relating to responsible area, participating and representing DFAT when required in forums and meetings; and
- Providing advice to DFAT management on program/sector level issues; preparing briefs and submissions on matter relating to program management.
A work plan will be prepared once the position is filled, drawing on emerging priorities from within the climate change team and in other relevant areas of the Vietnam Program. This position will report to the First Secretary, Development Cooperation (Resilience and Sustainable Growth team).
This is a non-Australian Public Service position. Applicants not resident in Vietnam should note that if they are offered the position they will be responsible for ensuring they have the appropriate permission to work in Vietnam, as well as any relocation costs, housing etc.
Key selection criteria
- Relevant work experience designing and managing development assistance programs, including building partnerships with stakeholders;
- Demonstrated understanding of climate change, disaster risk reduction, environment or the energy sector in the context of Vietnam’s development;
- Strong initiative and problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver timely results;
- Excellent verbal and written communication in both Vietnamese and English, policy dialogue, networking and negotiation skills, including in a cross-cultural context; and
- Analytical skills, sound judgement and capacity to think strategically.
Eligibility / Essential qualifications
- Substantial experience working in international development;
- A university degree in a related field; and
- Willingness to travel (national and international).
How to Apply
Those interested in this position should lodge the following:
- A covering letter;
- A Curriculum Vitae (CV) of no more than 3 pages;
- Details of two professional referees should be listed in the CV; and
- A statement (no more than half a page per criterion) in support of your application, using the selection criteria as headings, to describe how you consider yourself suitable against each of the selection criteria by providing relevant examples from work, study or community roles. Applicants should ensure that they address all the prescribed selection criteria above or they will not be shortlisted for interview.
and email firstname.lastname@example.org , by 5:00pm (Hanoi Time) on 24 May, 2014. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further process.