Contract Management Adviser (Human Resources)

Suva, Fiji
Consultant (Short term)
  • Opportunity for an experienced human resource management professional to make a contribution to the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) in Fiji
  • Full-time, 3 month contract
  • Preferred start date, April 2018
  • Based in Suva, Fiji. Some travel within Fiji may be required.

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its Education, Health and Scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its Scholarship program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the Civil Society Sector in Fiji and delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, as well as governance sector support when requested by the Fijian Government.

The Civil Service Reform Management Unit (CSRMU) manages and implements a range of reforms across the civil service in Fiji.

The company managing the Facility on behalf of the Australian Government, Coffey, is recruiting the position of Contract Management Adviser (Human Resources) on behalf of the CSRMU. The Adviser will report to the Director CSRMU and the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA). 

The Position

The Contract Management Adviser (HR) will work closely with the Deputy Secretary (HRM, MEHA) to support the Ministry in developing and implementing pro-active employment contract management processes and to improve the accurate and timely administration of employment contracts across the Ministry. The adviser will support an initial audit, identification of areas for improvement and process mapping to address gaps. The adviser will provide technical advice, guidance and mentoring to build the capacity of the HR department and support in providing excellent client service with regard to contract management.

The Person
The ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in Human Resource Management or related field and will demonstrate senior experience in human resource management and specialising in contract management in large, complex organisations, preferably in the education sector. Previous experience in business process mapping and strengthening practices in the area of contract management, as well as ensuring compliance with employment conditions, is required for success. The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and experience in mentoring and coaching professional colleagues is essential. Previous experience working in Fiji or in the Pacific is highly desirable. 

This position is classified Category C Level 3 (short term) capped at the mid-point level under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit and search for the job reference number 495981

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Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) 26 March 2018

Coffey, through the Facility, is supporting the recruitment of this position on behalf of the Fijian Government Civil Service Reform Management Unit

Closing date: 
26th March 2018