Operations Manager, Australia Pacific Climate Partnership - Brisbane/Canberra
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Project Overview and Role:
Australia is supporting Pacific governments, businesses and communities to strengthen climate change and disaster resilience.. It aims to increase the effectiveness of Australia’s support for climate change action and disaster resilience in the Pacific. The Climate Partnership Support Unit has a staff of technical experts based in Australia and the Pacific who work with DFAT program managers to integrate climate change and disaster risk reduction into aid investments and broker climate change and disaster risk reduction knowledge so that it is being used effectively throughout the Pacific. The Support Unit’s Operations Manager is responsible for program operations and compliance and will be based in Canberra or Brisbane.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* Oversee and manage all administrative functions of the program, including financial management, human resources, information technology, procurement, contracting, logistics and records management, to support high-quality and timely program implementation;
* Manage recruitment, procurement and contracting processes, particularly of the Expert Panel, ensuring appropriate and compliant processes;
* Oversee management of the Support Unit Help Desk and manage the Expert Panel, including developing terms of reference for tasking, identifying relevant experts , overseeing logistics for travel, meetings and roundtables, undertaking post assignment debriefs and quality assuring tasks;
* Develop program budget and monitor, update and report on expenditure against budgets and forecasts;
* Manage procurement, contracting and expenditure of Support Unit projects and grants, including quality assuring deliverables with Support Unit advisers.
Relevant tertiary qualifications or extensive experience in program and/or business management;
* Demonstrated experience in program financial management, contract management, human resource management, and risk, fraud and compliance management;
* Extensive experience in managing Panel/Deed arrangements, including procurement, contracting and management of suppliers in line with Australian Government policies;
* Advanced experience in recruitment, selection, contracting, mobilization and management of long- and short-term advisers;
* Extensive knowledge and understanding of DFAT aid policies and strategies;
* Excellent written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills, and highly developed negotiation and problem-solving skills.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) outlining your suitability and addressing the requirements listed above. This position is open to those with working rights in Australia.
Applications close 22nd September 2020.