Job Title: 	Permanent Representative of the Republic of Vanuatu (Vanuatu) to
the IMO
3 years
Start Date:
1 February 2018
Reports to:	The Minister for Infrastructure and Public Utilities; and The Minister
for Foreign Affairs
London, United Kingdom
As per Vanuatu law

Job Description
The Government of Vanuatu seeks a Ni-Vanuatu representative for its activities and
interests at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The position will be based in
London and will report to the Ministers as stated above. Some travel may be required but
this will be mainly confined to the London area.
The preferred candidate will be familiar with the IMO, the maritime industry, Member
States and maritime Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), familiar with maritime
standards and regulations, be competent in report writing and be able to meet the
requirements of a heavy work load and to be a presentable, confident, enthusiastic and
outgoing personality which will create a positive impression of Vanuatu to the IMO.
The candidate should have excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability
to speak clearly and articulately in open plenary at IMO and to be a robust, efficient,
trustworthy and conscientious worker.
Key Responsibilities
The prime responsibility is to represent Vanuatu on all matters at IMO and to attend all
major meetings as required and to report back to the Ministers on activities and findings.
The candidate will also provide the Ministers with a six monthly forward-looking work
plan, detailing the proposed work, to be approved by the Ministers. The candidate will
assist with submission of documents to IMO and also internally within the Government
on IMO-related issues.
Further responsibilities include:
•	Writing periodical reports to the Government on IMO meetings, maritime
standards, legislation and regulatory affairs and any other appropriate issues.

Participating in working groups as directed.

•	Ensuring Vanuatu’s interests are represented with regard to maritime standards,
legislation and regulatory affairs and update the Government as necessary.
•	Keep updated and participate where appropriate in international, national and
regional legislation changes.
•	Assisting with technical enquiries and maintain a record of all such
correspondence as directed.
The Ministers may direct specific duties which may change from time to time as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Candidates will have the following:
Knowledge of the workings of the IMO.
Experience of representation at IMO.
Background and experience in working in the maritime sector.
Fluency in Bislama and also either English or French.
•	Demonstrable accurate report writing, with high quality English as the working
•	Strong administration and organisational skills with excellent attention to
High level of computer literacy.
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills at all levels.
Excellent time management skills.
Ability to self-manage workload.
All applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018 to the following
The Minister
Infrastructure and Public Utilities
Port Vila


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