Australian High Commission
Republic of Nauru



EXPECTED VACANCY – Australian High Commission

Program Manager – Infrastructure and Health

Closing Date – Friday 23 June 2017

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.


The Australian High Commission in Nauru anticipates filling the Program Manager – Infrastructure and Health positions from June  2017.  The positions is full-time and include competitive salary (with performance increments) and related training opportunities for the successful applicant.  The salary range is from $16,000.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

              LE5 – Program Manager (Infrastructure and Health)
  • Engage with high level Government of Nauru (GoN) contacts and other donors to assist in the planning, development and/or ongoing implementation of infrastructure investments including the RON Hospital, Learning Village, Nauru Port, Power Generators and Water Tanks.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues are included in programming (gender, disabilities, child protection and climate change where relevant).
  • Develop and maintain policy dialogue with the GoN and other development partners (ADB, World Bank, Japan and Australian Border Force) on Australia’s contribution to infrastructure investments.
  • Manage and monitor contracts for international advisors under the Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism (PACTAM), including developing and monitoring work programs for deployed advisers in Health.
  • Manage infrastructure agreements and participate in periodic reviews of program effectiveness, including contributing to the annual aid quality assurance checks.
  • Promote the Australian Aid Program through events, media releases and other means as available.


  • Qualifications/Experience

  • Qualifications and/or relevant experience in health, infrastructure, public administration or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in administration, operations and project/program management.
  • Previous experience of GoN systems.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, and high level office management skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a small team, and high level office management skills.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, ability to handle and prioritise multiple tasks whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Nauruan (desirable).


    Selection Criteria

    The successful applicant should have demonstrated ability to:

  • Support the administration and contribute to strategic direction of the High Commission and the Australian development cooperation program in Nauru;
  • Manage projects and/or programs
  • Demonstrate good IT skills, knowledge of financial systems and Microsoft Office Software e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment and able to build networks;
  • Demonstrate good inter-personal skills and speak, read, write English and Nauruan fluently;
  • Experience in the areas of gender and development, or child protection would be an advantage; and
  • Hold or be eligible to hold a Nauruan driver’s licence.


How to Apply

Interested persons should submit an application which must include:

a)         A one page statement showing how you meet the selection criteria and why you think you are suitable for the position;

                b)         Your CV containing all relevant details about you, including contacts details and your relevant qualifications and exoerience; and

                 c)         Telephone and email contact details of two referees and their relationship to you (previous employer, volunteer supervisor, etc).


Clearances – Employment is conditional on satisfactory completion of police and medical clearances. Applications must be delivered to the Australian High Commission at MQ45, NPC Oe in Aiwo District, or emailed to, by 4.00pm on Friday 23 June  2017.