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Direct Aid Program Assistant (12 Month Contract)

The Australian High Commission is seeking suitable applicants to fill the position of Direct Aid Program (DAP) Assistant. Under general direction, the DAP Assistant, will be responsible for liaising with prospective, current and past DAP grant recipients regarding their applications and program management. He/she will provide information to stakeholders with regards to development activities and provide updates on projects for the DAP Chair. The role will also be responsible for coordinating public diplomacy activities associated with DAP support projects including; press releases, speeches, and information for social media.

The successful applicant will have experience in; project administration support within donor funded community development projects, complex operational support to a small team, and planning and managing work goals and priorities that align with achievements of team outcomes. He/she will have; good communications skills and an ability to liaise with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders on administrative and operational matters, an ability to exercise sound judgement and make administrative and operational decisions within defined parameters and follow established procedures and protocols. 

This position is for a 12 month contract with the possibility to extend.

The Selection Criteria and Position Description are available herein (view link) or by contacting the Australian High Commission on 3382211.

Applications including a statement of claims addressing the selection criteria and a resume, must be submitted by 4.00pm, Monday, 3 August 2015, to, or

‘Vacancy – DAP Assistant’
Human Resources Manager
Australian High Commission
P O Box 214, Suva.

Late applications will not be accepted.  Please note applications will not be acknowledged, only short listed candidates will be contacted. 


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