Details for REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

REPUBLIC OF VANUATU
VANUATU METEOROLOGY AND GEO-HAZARDS DEPARTMENT
Private Mail Bag 9054, Port Vila; Telephone: (678) 22331; Fax: (678) 22310
Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient
Development (CISRD) Project

Vanuatu Climate Information Services for Resilient
Development (CISRD) Project

CISRDP Vanuatu Agro –Meteorology Coordinator – 3 years contract initially (possible
renewal in line with the project timeframe subject to performance during the initial
term, and availability of funds)

VMGD Application Developer – 3 years contract initially (possible renewal in line with the
project timeframe subject to performance during the initial term, and availability of funds)

Vanuatu is among the most vulnerable countries on earth to the increasing impacts
of climate change, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slowonset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification. In an effort to address these
challenges, the Government of Vanuatu, through VMGD and the Secretariat of the Pacific
Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have successfully secured financing from the
Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop and implement the Vanuatu Climate Information
Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) Project.

Vanuatu is among the most vulnerable countries on earth to the increasing impacts
of climate change, including climate-related natural disasters and the effects of slowonset events such as sea-level rise and ocean acidification. In an effort to address these
challenges, the Government of Vanuatu, through VMGD and the Secretariat of the Pacific
Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have successfully secured financing from the
Green Climate Fund (GCF) to develop and implement the Vanuatu Climate Information
Services for Resilient Development (CISRD) Project.

The primary purpose of the CISRD project is to develop and strengthen climate resilient
development in Vanuatu, with emphasis on supporting climate smart adaptation and
disaster risk management policy and planning. The project aims to do this by building
institutional and community-based capacity and providing critical resources to facilitate
transformational and sustainable change in the application of science-based evidence to
inform decision-making for relevant policy development and planning processes. This
support will be delivered through provision of tailored Climate Information Services
(CIS) specifically aligned with relevant national strategies for priority sectors, to address
information gaps and priority needs of target beneficiaries (‘next’ and ‘end’-users of CIS)
at national, provincial and local community levels.

The primary purpose of the CISRD project is to develop and strengthen climate resilient
development in Vanuatu, with emphasis on supporting climate smart adaptation and
disaster risk management policy and planning. The project aims to do this by building
institutional and community-based capacity and providing critical resources to facilitate
transformational and sustainable change in the application of science-based evidence to
inform decision-making for relevant policy development and planning processes. This
support will be delivered through provision of tailored Climate Information Services
(CIS) specifically aligned with relevant national strategies for priority sectors, to address
information gaps and priority needs of target beneficiaries (‘next’ and ‘end’-users of CIS)
at national, provincial and local community levels.

The CISRDP Vanuatu Agro –Meteorology Coordinator will work under the direct
supervision of the CISRDP Vanuatu Project Manager and Director of DARD. The sole
responsibility of the Developer: but not limited to; monitor and analyze agricultural data
in order to provide accurate and timely agro-climate forecasts, advisories, and warnings
and to contribute to research development in Vanuatu under CISRDP Vanuatu.

The VMGD Application Developer will work under the direct supervision of the CISDRP
Vanuatu Project Manager and the Acting Director of VMGD. The sole responsibility of
the Developer: but not limited to; are to design and code applications for desktops and
mobile applications.

This position is full time and will be for 3 years contract. The CISRDP Vanuatu Agro –
Meteorology Coordinator will be based at the VMGD- Port Vila (Climate Division). The
incumbent will report for day to day matters including agreement of work programs to
the CISRDP Vanuatu Project Manager and Director of DARD.
Criteria to be selected for this post:
CRITERIAS TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS POST
Qualification

Degree

Special Business
Education

Agriculture/ Science

Experience

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2-3 years in relevant scientific field or similar
position.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and
interpersonal skills.
Adept at prioritising a busy schedule and working
effectively under pressure when required, and as
part of a team.
Knowledge and experience in climate change
projects is an advantage.

Management/
Supervisory Skills

NA

Special Skills

High level analytical skills in relation to agriculture and
probability based forecasts.
High level computer skills
Research and interpretation skills

This position is full time and will be for 3 years contract. The VMGD Application Developer
will be based at the Vanuatu Meteorology & Geo-hazards Department. The incumbent
will report for day to day matters including agreement of work programs to the Head of
ICT and Engineering Division and the CISDRP Vanuatu Project Manager.
Criteria to be selected for this post:

CRITERIAS TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS POST
Qualification
Degree and/or extensive experience in applications development, mobile applications development other statistic utilities
Special Business
Computer Science, Information Technology,
Education
Mobile development
Experience
5-10 years in mobile applications development
High level of programming skills in R, Python,
perl with extensive knowledge of using PostGRES DB and the likes.
Special Skills

Thinking style
Communication/
Interpersonal Skills
Behavioural
Competencies
Language

Excellent Communication skills, extensive skills,
programming skills, understanding of mobile
platforms and development and climate services
applications
Analytical and practical thinker
Reporting skills
Honest and cooperative

Thinking style

Analytical

Communication/
Interpersonal Skills

Good standard of listening skills
Verbal and written communication skills

Behavioural
Competencies

TAbility to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work under pressure.
Shows commitment.

VMGD now invites eligible interested applicants to indicate their interest in providing
the services.
Further information and Terms of Reference are available from David Gibson at dgibson@
vanuatu.gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu or can be collected at VMGD.

Language

English, French, Bishlama

Pour plus d’information en Francais, vous pouvez contacter David Gibson at dgibson@
vanuatu.gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu

VMGD now invites eligible interested applicants to indicate their interest in providing the services.
Further information and Terms of Reference are available from David Gibson at dgibson@vanuatu.
gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu or can be collected at VMGD.
Pour plus d’information en Francais, vous pouvez contacter David Gibson at dgibson@vanuatu.
gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu
Olgeta we I wantem moa infomasen long Bislama plis contactem David Gibson at dgibson@
vanuatu.gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu or yu save karem moa infomesen lo
VMGD.
Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume, written work samples and name
and current contact details of three referees to David Gibson via email or mail to ‘confidential’,
VMGD, PMB 9054, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by 4:00pm, Wednesday 15th of August, 2018

English or French and Bislama

Olgeta we I wantem moa infomasen long Bislama plis contactem David Gibson at
dgibson@vanuatu.gov.vu, or Brian Philips at piccap@vanuatu.com.vu or yu save karem
moa infomesen lo VMGD.
Interested applicants should send their application letter, resume, written work samples
and name and current contact details of three referees to David Gibson via email or mail
to ‘confidential’, VMGD, PMB 9054, Port Vila, Vanuatu, by 4:00pm, Wednesday 15th of
August, 2018

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