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Care International Vanuatu
  • Post Date: May 8, 2023
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Job Overview

Job Reference: CIV2307

CARE is an international development and humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities. As a non-religious and non political organisation, CARE works with communities to help overcome poverty by supporting development efforts and providing emergency assistance. We believe supporting women and girls is one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities.

CARE International in Vanuatu has a focus on Gender Equality, Disaster Resilience, and Inclusive Governance.

Over 250,000 people were affected by the two category 4 tropical cyclones that hit Vanuatu on 1 March (TC Judy) and 3 March (TC Kevin). A State of Emergency has been put in place for the entire nation by the Government of Vanuatu through September 2023.

CARE in Vanuatu (CiV)’s 9-month Rapid – Shelter Early Recovery Project will support shelter repair and recovery to increase resilience and build back safer reconstruction for households affected by TC Judy and TC Kevin across targeted areas in Tafea Province.

CARE in Vanuatu is looking for a Shelter Coordinator to be based in our Tanna office.

Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:

  • Contributing to CARE Vanuatu overall Shelter Early Recovery Project
  • Contribute to the development and updating of Shelter Early Recovery Project strategy, focusing on the shelter component; and
  • Demonstrate a passion for gender equality and a commitment to CARE s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity.
  • Provide technical advice on planning for all Shelter Early Recovery Project activities in Tafea;
  • Support and contribute to national level coordination activities as requested by the Project Manager;
  • Ensure that all Shelter Early Recovery Project activities align with shelter cluster Vanuatu guidelines, and good shelter practice based on experience in Vanuatu;
  • Ensure that the Shelter Early Recovery Project activities deliver high quality results and outcomes;
  • Lead and support teams to undertake community consultations and an on the ground shelter assessment;
  • Lead and support teams to facilitate ‘Build Back Safer’ shelter trainings in communities;
  • Work with the team to manage risks and overcome or adapt to project management challenges and obstacles around shelter components;
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the Project
  • Produce oral and written reports on shelter project progress.

Required qualifications and skills:


  • Minimum Bachelor's degree or Diploma in Community Development, or equivalent projects and/or minimum 4-5 years relevant work experience in programming with an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) or equivalent (eg VRCS); Shelter recovery experience will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the shelter context in Vanuatu, and in community based emergency shelter responses;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, planning, analytical and influencing skills;
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, training skills in Bislama and very good in English;
  • Ability to coordinate this technical function(s) and implement procedures and processes, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to develop high quality, concise reports and submission with accuracy; Demonstrated honesty, maintaining confidentiality, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Representational skills including developing networks and relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to work safely and effectively with communities and vulnerable groups including at risk youth and children,
  • Proven ability in managing a budget and/or cash;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools with keyboard/data entry and numeracy skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment and a commitment to CARE approach and values including diversity and cultural sensitivity.

In return for your commitment, you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

To find out more about this rewarding opportunity please sent your cover letter and CV in English before 19 th May 2023 , quoting the reference ‘CIV2307’ as the subject of the email/letter

Mail: Port Vila Susie Jacobus, Human Resource Coordinator, PO Box 1129, Port Vila Vanuatu
Tanna Paul Shem, Senior Administration Officer CARE Office Isangel, Tanna

Email: [email protected]

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

Closes 19/05/2023

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