Whole-of-Government Learning and Development Specialist – Suva, Fiji

  • Full Time
  • Fiji
  • Aug 21, 2022

Website Tetra Tech International

Job no: 499780
Work type: Contract
Location: Fiji
Categories: Governance, Project Management Consulting

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Exciting position to contribute towards enhancing learning and development opportunities for the Fijian civil servants.
  • Short-term for six (6) months
  • The position will be based at the Ministry of Civil Service, Suva, Fiji or remotely with some travel to Fiji

The Program

The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

The Institutional Partnerships Program (IPP) partners with the Government of Fiji to deliver assistance in targeted areas where Australia is well placed to support Fiji navigate the economic impact of COVID-19: through government twinning partnerships, technical assistance and grants that can be mobilised quickly to support Fiji’s ongoing stability, prosperity and resilience to shocks.  The Fijian Government views an effective and accountable public sector as vital to its goal of a prosperous and stable country.

As part of its portfolio of work, the Facility administers a fund, on behalf of the Australian Government, to rapidly mobilise local and international experts to support the implementation of Fiji’s priority policies and reforms in agreed areas, including public sector performance, governance and economic recovery and growth.

The Position

The Ministry of Civil Service’s (MCS) Training Department is committed to developing and delivering service wide learning and development opportunities, to build capabilities and set standards for professional training for the civil servants to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning across the civil service and to drive high performance. It is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering learning materials for local training to the Fijian civil service, through face-to-face mediums and self-paced learning offered by Moodle. The training department also collaborates with various donors to send civil servants overseas for training or to help facilitate different training opportunities through the MCS online facilities.

This position will review the MCS learning and development program in line with continuous improvement processes and to ensure civil servants are equipped with the correct up-to-date knowledge and technical skills. This position will be responsible for defining and developing clear learning and development strategies, goals and standards. The recommended changes will be suited to the needs of the Fijian civil service.

Download File FPSF – PD – Whole of Government Learning and Development Specialist .pdf

The Person

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development, Training and Development or related field. They will have a minimum of eight (8) years specialist experience in Learning and Development.

We are seeking a candidate with broad knowledge on a variety of learning and development modalities across various environments and contexts. The candidate will also have strong knowledge and skills in research and evaluation, including ability to use a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.  The candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to quickly build and maintain strong relationships with people from varying backgrounds, levels and experience.

Previous experience working in the public sector or large-scale organisations is desirable.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.

The position is classified as Discipline Category B Job Level 4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Pages/adviser-remuneration-framework

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin. We are committed to increasing the pool of Fiji expertise and welcome applications from Fijian nationals.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

For further enquiries, please email [email protected] and quote the job reference number 499780.

Applications close: 5:00 pm (local Suva time) on Sunday, 21 August 2022

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.

Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.

We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: [email protected] or call Angeline Reddy on +679 338 1156/338 1157 with your requests.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.  We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

Advertised: 29 Jul 2022 Fiji Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Aug 2022 Fiji Standard Time

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