Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (AusP3) - DT Global



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Closing Date

25th Sep 2022

— Description —

  • Unique, development specialist role embedded within the Australian High Commission to Nauru
  • Full-time, 12-month contract, with possibility of extension (up to two years)
  • Accompanied role with a competitive remuneration and benefits package
  • Applicants from this position may be used to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.


About the Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (the Partnerships Platform) is an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by DT Global. It provides Pacific Island Countries with a suite of flexible, fit-for-purpose options that support broad governance and stability development outcomes.


About the Role

Partnering with the Nauru Government to achieve joint development objectives, Australia invests in health, gender and social inclusion, economic governance, education and infrastructure, to achieve joint development objectives (for more information please visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/nauru).


Embedded in the Australian High Commission (AHC) in Nauru, the Development Specialist will work as part of the High Commission team to support the management and delivery of Australia’s aid program in Nauru. The position will report to the Deputy High Commissioner and support a team of up to four locally engaged staff.


Key Responsibilities


The Development Specialist will:

  • Support the implementation of Australia’s investments in a range of sectors.
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance to inform broader performance reporting as well as program decision-making.
  • Identify and act on opportunities to initiate program management improvements and innovation to support and inform planning and implementation.
  • Lead, design and implement development program management capacity development activities for AHC personnel.
  • Provide cross-sector coordination and problem-solving support to in-country advisory roles as required.
  • Report on program outcomes including cross-cutting issues and risk management.
  • Provide strategic advice and input into briefing, financial analysis and compliance reporting to Senior Management, Partner Government agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Provide advice and leadership on complex tasks related to contract management, gender equality, disability inclusion and risk and fraud management for the Nauru development cooperation program.
  • Provide high-level support to the Head of Mission/Deputy Head of Mission in developing and maintaining productive working relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, international donors and implementing partners to promote DFAT’s policy and programming interests.


About You

You are an experienced specialist with extensive experience working with bilateral or multilateral funded projects, including high-level experience in program management, financial management, contract management and monitoring and evaluation.


To be successful in this role, you will have tertiary qualifications in international relations/development or equivalent experience and training. You will have experience in the implementation of a range of personnel capacity development approaches. Experience working for Australian Aid or DFAT in the past is an advantage.


Essential personal attributes

  • High degree of flexibility and resilience with the ability to adapt quickly.
  • Open-minded, keen to listen and learn.
  • Respectful communication and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Commitment to building relationships and partnerships in a team environment.


Essential qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in international relations/development or equivalent experience and training.
  • Extensive experience working with bilateral or multilateral-funded projects, including high-level experience in program management, financial management, contract management and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of a range of personnel capacity development approaches.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of cross-cutting development issues such as gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI), child protection, safety and the prevention of sexual abuse and harassment (PSEAH), prevention of human trafficking, environmental protection, anti-corruption and other DFAT safeguarding policies.
  • Excellent written communication skills (English) and the ability to produce reports and briefs for a range of audiences.
  • Experience living and working in the Pacific and in resource-constrained environments.


About Nauru

There are inherent opportunities and challenges that come with living and working in developing country contexts, including considerations unique to remote small island states. Applicants should consider these prior to applying. For further information please go to: https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/nauru/nauru-country-brief


Other Information

Applicants (and approved dependents) will need to undergo psychometric and medical screening prior to deployment. Housing, mobilisation, and demobilisation airfares will be provided as part of the overall remuneration package. This position is accompanied, noting that the deployment of dependants will require assessment and approval by DT Global.


Amendments to the position’s terms of reference may be made during the period of the engagement as required.


The Partnerships Platform is committed to increasing the pool of Pacific Island expertise. Suitably qualified Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.



We welcome your application to join the Partnerships Platform as an Adviser. Please ensure you have read through the Candidate Information Pack, including the full Terms of Reference prior to applying: https://bit.ly/3d9bIbd


To apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button.


Please submit:

  1. Your CV; and
  2. A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 250 words per criterion).


APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 11:59 pm AEST


Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.


We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, LGBTQIA+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.


If you require adjustments during the application process, please contact our recruitment team via email at recruitment@auspacpartnerships.com.au in the first instance.


Should this role be of interest, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Kindly note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants for the Nauru position may be contacted to establish a merit list for similar roles in other Pacific Island Countries.



About DT Global

DT Global is driven by a fundamental commitment to one goal: to work in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative, data-driven solutions that transform lives beyond expectations. DT Global—launched in 2019—is built on legacy companies AECOM International Development’s Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities with the aim to improve as many lives as possible.


Our global team of almost 2,500 staff and experts work in over 100 countries. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. We meet communities where they are on the development spectrum and help them move to where they want to be. Together, we bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives around the world on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders.


DT Global is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. We are committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), and bribery prevention. DT Global is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, men, people with diverse backgrounds and people living with disabilities to apply. This program is funded by the Australian Government and Managed by DT Global.


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