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Regional Coordinator: The Pacific Disability Forum

Posted on 18 November 2021

An exciting and challenging opportunity now exists for a well-qualified and experienced individual to join the Pacific Disability Forum as its Regional Coordinator – DIHAP in Cook Islands, Samoa and Tonga.

The Regional Coordinator – DIHAP is responsible for managing the Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action project through the delivery of training, providing technical assistance and developing resources/tools. S/he will provide leadership to implement the management structure for this project, engaging and reporting to stakeholders in the structure and support communication and delivery of actions. The role will report directly to the Manager Preparedness for Emergency Response Unit and will be responsible for successfully driving the following critical outcomes:

  • Ensure effective management of Disability Inclusion Humanitarian Action Project with CBMNZ
    • Effective management of ODPs
      • OPDs are well resourced, coordinated and mobilised for the success of the activities
      • Program/project support services ensured
    • Projects and programs design researched and analysed effectively
  • Effective and successful programs/projects implementation
    • Work with OPDs in Cook Is, Samoa and Tonga in supporting the recruitment of project staff and technical assistance to support the implementation of project.
    • Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action Project implemented as per proposal to achieve targeted objectives
      • Rolling review of action plan and remedial actions taken where required
    • Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action project monitored and evaluated consistent with the M&E framework
  • Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action Project Stakeholder support provided
    • Provision of support to OPDS in developing and maintaining the mapping of country Humanitarian stakeholders
    • Local partnership with appropriate agreements for technical advisors and sub-contractors established
    • Provision of accurate and technical support to stakeholders ensured
    • Database maintained on current information, research, projects and initiatives
  • Financially informed stakeholders
    • Provision of regular and ad hoc financial reports on project fund utilisation
    • Compliance of MoU of pilot countries with PDF in adherence to CBMNZ contract including acquittals etc are adhered to undertake and present financial analysis project funds ensured
    • Continuous monitoring of projects to provide efficiency cost of projects and take leadership/ownership on the evaluation of projects

The successful candidate will be based with the OPD in-country in Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands. This position is open to respective nationals with authority to live and work in-country.
The person we seek will have at least 5 years of similar experience with a higher degree in Social and Community Services with demonstrated knowledge in development/donor and high-level project management work. The applicant must possess the following:

  • Proven expertise and experience in a similar role with Board and donors reporting including, contract, M&E and risk management
  • Strong track record of leadership in Programs Management, including financial and contract

administration of programs, at least at senior management level.

  • Demonstrated ability in building relationships with internal and external clients
  • Availability to flexible working hours to meet deadlines, maintain zoom meeting with different time zones and developing funding proposals
  • Availability to travel internationally to pilot countries, Fiji and New Zealand once restrictions are lifted

How to Apply:

Previous applicants need not re-apply


Apply with your letter addressing the critical outcomes and CV which must include details of 3 non-related professional referees