NATIONAL NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (NCD) STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION ADVISER – TONGA

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  • Post Date: April 29, 2022
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About Cardno
We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno ID (International Development) has extensive experience managing a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with  multilateral  and  bilateral  donors,  private  clients,  governments  and  communities  to develop  sustainable  solutions  to  complex  challenges,  we  work  with  local  counterparts  to achieve meaningful impact.

About the Program:
The Tonga Australia Support Platform is a consolidated mechanism that will contribute to delivery of Australia’s skills, labour mobility, health, economic governance and gender development investments in Tonga.
 
Partner Organisation
The TongaHealth was established by the Health Promotion Foundation Act 2007 (“the Act”) as an independent body to act as a link between the community, non-government organisations (NGOs), and the Government of Tonga to promote health by fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Under the Australian health sector investment TongaHealth System Support Program (THSSP2), and in line with the Australian Aid Investment Plan, DFAT provides TongaHealth an estimated AUD400,000 per annum. The Kingdom of Tonga also provides funds to TongaHealth of up to an estimated AUD281,300 per annum.
TongaHealth has roles in:

  • National NCD policy development and coordination
  • Providing grant and contract funding to partners to implement health promotion and NCDs prevention activities in line with the National NCDs Strategy
  • Supporting formal mechanisms for engaging stakeholders and accessing technical expertise
  • Monitoring and evaluation against the National NCDs Strategy Secretariat to the multi-sectoral National NCD Committee (NNCDC), and four Technical Advisory Committees

 
About the Role:
The key purpose of the National NCD Strategy Implementation Adviser is to provide technical and strategic support to TongaHealth Promotion Foundation (TongaHealth) and its stakeholders in implementing the NCD Strategy.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide technical advice on NCDs
  • Assist TongaHealth, and relevant stakeholders including Ministries and other partners to design, review and adapt high quality policies and programs.
  • Build and maintain relationships to support implementation of the NCD Strategy
  • Oversee the day to day management and administration of the project the development of the next National NCD Strategy 2020-2025.
  • Provide operational and technical support to TongaHealth
  • Strengthen the capacity of TongaHealth to allocate financial and human resources to meet its corporate, legislative, and operational obligations.
  • Support TongaHealth in high quality monitoring, evaluation, reporting and research in support of the National NCD strategy and the annual workplan
  • Develop and implement tools and processes for the efficient reporting of activities and outcomes as per the TongaHealth and National NCD Strategy workplans and M&E plans.
  • Support appropriate consideration of cross-cutting issues including:
    • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (including people with disabilities)
    • Child protection
    • Fraud control
    • Climate change and disaster risk in NCD policies and programs.

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities and selection criteria for this position, please copy and paste this link into a web browser: https://bit.ly/3xXaXdc

How to Apply?

We welcome your interest in joining the TASP team in this key role. Please note to apply via the job advertisement by clicking on the “apply” button. Your application must include:

  • A cover letter (2 pages or fewer); and
  • Copy of your up-to-date CV.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

Thank you for your interest, kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Applications must be submitted by 13th May 2022 AEDT.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection, fraud and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

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