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APHEDA is seeking to fill the position of Pacific Projects Officer working one day a week out of the Canberra office plus monitoring and development visits to the region.

The appointment will initially be for a period of 6 months to begin November 1999.

Duties include the following:

Project management:

1. To manage APHEDA's programme in the Pacific region working with existing partner organisations (includes responsibility for workplans, budgets, monitoring and evaluation of existing Pacific projects).

2. To report on the projects to the Overseas Programme Officer and through the OPO and the Executive Officer to the APHEDA Board, ACTU, AusAID, trade union sponsors and ACT unions and members.

Programme development:

1. To develop a 5 year APHEDA Pacific programme in the context of APHEDA's International Strategy focussing on labour, human rights and indigenous culture issues in development.

2. To focus the above development on the Melanesian nations of the Pacific (to include Bougainville, Solomon Islands).

3. To research and develop links/alliances with international donor organisations and union bodies to secure funding for the programme.

4. To maintain and develop links with relevant non-government organisations working in the region including networks such as PIANGO, ACFOA Working Groups, SPOCTU.

Selection criteria


1. Demonstrated ability and experience in managing overseas development projects in the Pacific region including: design, monitoring, reporting, evaluating and partnership building.

2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people in different social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic environments.

3. High level of understanding of international development ideas and processes.

4. Demonstrated experience and understanding of women in development and indigenous peoples issues.

5. Good communication and negotiation skills.

6. Ability to travel and work flexibly in sometimes difficult conditions.

7. Commitment to trade union and international solidarity principles.

8. Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and internet.


1. Tertiary qualifications in any of: development studies; economics; health; education; agriculture; environment or other relevant area.

2. Professional or volunteer experience in health, education, agriculture, environment, women's or community development projects in indigenous Australia, PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu or Kanaky.

3. Experience in working with a variety of donors and familiarity with reporting and funding procedures (AusAID, UN organisations etc)

4. Working knowledge of pidgin.

5. Working knowledge of French.


� 6 month appointment

� one day a week pro rata salary (A$40,042) with full-time monitoring and development visits to the region by negotiation with the Overseas Programme Officer and Executive Officer

� superannuation at 7%

� closing date 11th November 1999

For further information contact: Gilly Robson 02 62627025 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or Ken Davies 02 9264 9343.

Please e-mail application addressing selection criteria (copy to both addresses) to: [email protected] and [email protected]


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