Program Director, Nauru-Australia Economic Governance Program

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Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform
  • Post Date: November 24, 2023
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Program Director, Nauru-Australia Economic Governance Program

Do you have a strong track record in managing international development programs and building effective partnerships? Are you a passionate leader who is focused on development outcomes through sound public financial management and economic governance?

  • One-year contract, with an option for a 12-month extension.
  • Based in Nauru with Flexible working arrangements.
  • 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.

The Australia-Pacific Partnerships Platform (The Partnerships Platform) is looking for motivated and skilled professionals who are keen to make a difference. We seek passionate staff who work collaboratively to deliver ideas and advice that can help our Pacific Island Country partners meet their governance and stability goals. The Partnerships Platform is seeking an experienced and motivated Program Director with a proven track record in leading and managing international development programs. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, respectful, flexible and outcomes focused leader with a keen focus on public financial management, economic governance and locally led development.

As the Program Director, you will play a pivotal role in strategic engagement, coordination, and overall management of the Nauru-Australia Economic Governance Program. Your expertise in international development programs, coupled with strong leadership and communication skills, will be crucial in achieving mutually agreed economic governance priorities.

The Nauru-Australia Economic Governance Program aims to bolster Nauru’s resilience to external shocks, diversify its economy, and efficiently manage its resources for the benefit of its people, as outlined in the National Sustainable Development Strategy (2019-30). By providing support for Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms, the program seeks to enhance the delivery of essential services in a cost-efficient and equitable manner. Technical assistance personnel will be stationed in key agencies, including the Department of Finance, to facilitate reforms and improve budget performance. This initiative will complement other Australian-supported programs focused on healthcare and education, all geared towards enhancing service delivery.

The program builds upon existing Australian economic governance support in Nauru through the Partnerships Platform, which includes long-term technical specialists in the PFM system. However, it also expands its approach by offering additional capacity development and technical assistance modalities to the Nauruan government. Through a structured programmatic approach, the program aims to achieve better outcomes and coherence across its investments, fostering a strong partnership with the Government of Nauru in their development endeavors.

About You

To excel in this role, you should hold tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (economics, commerce, public financial management, public policy, or international development) and have a track record of effectively managing international development programs, including strategic engagement and monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning activities. Experience in designing donor funded programs in the Pacific is advantageous, as are Pacific language skills.

How to Apply

To access the Terms of Reference detailing the role, responsibilities, selection criteria and country context for the position, please visit and search for job number 2551 or contact [email protected] for more information.

Applications must be submitted by 11.59 pm AEST on Monday, 4 December 2023.

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