Monitoring and Compliance Assistant

VPMU is looking to recruit a Monitoring and Compliance Assistant to join its small team. As a key Government implementing agency VPMU is in charge of large national infrastructure projects funded by international donors. From its birth of managing one large project (MCA) to managing multiple similar large projects, the human resource capacity for safeguards compliance has remained constant at one personnel. As such, it has been the unfortunate experience of VPMU to deal with several penalties issued by the environment protecting arms of the Vanuatu Government from breaches made by project contractors. This position is being created to complement the VPMU safeguards environment & social mitigation officer to increase the capacity of VPMU to monitor the environmental compliance of contractors of multiple projects that are occurring at the same time. A detailed TOR is downloadable from this link.

National Project Engineer (VEAP)

VPMU has a position for a National Project Manager for its Vanuatu Energy Access Project (VEAP). VEAP will increase energy access and renewable energy generation in the two islands of Espiritu Santo and Malekula, being second and third largest population centers after Efate. The Project Manager will be involved in the civil, electro and mechanical works of the project, transmission and distribution works, Control/Protection/SCADA works plus the planning studies required for the Grid extension works on Malekula and Santo. It is envisaged that the Project Manager will be part of the construction team and will need to spend considerable time on the site during construction phase of the project. Detailed TOR is available here. Applications close by Close of Business 12th February, 2021.

Finance Management Officer

This vacancy still exists for the Financial Management Officer of the Vanuatu Project Management Unit (VPMU). VPMU manages projects with a combined estimated cost of more than US$120 million. These include the Port Vila Urban Development Project (PVUDP), Vanuatu Aviation Investment Project (VAIP), the Vanuatu Inter-island Shipping Support Project (VISSP), and Vanuatu Energy Access Project. Detailed Terms of Reference available here. Deadline for submitting applications is 12th February 2021.