Government Payroll Adviser

Tetra Tech International Development
Suva, Fiji
Full time Staff
  • Fiji Program Support Facility
  • Government Payroll Review Adviser

Why Tetra Tech International Development? 

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • An exciting opportunity to contribute towards the Fijian Government’s vision of modern and accountable Civil Service
  • Full time contract until 31 December 2021
  • Suva, Fiji

The Program

The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, Australia Awards and governance in Fiji.  The Facility also supports the Australia Awards and education programs in Tuvalu.  The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response and civil society engagement, across sectoral programs.  In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

The Institutional Partnerships Program partners with the Government of Fiji to deliver assistance in targeted areas where Australia is well placed to support Fiji navigate the economic impact of           COVID-19: through government twinning partnerships, technical assistance and grants that can be mobilised quickly to support Fiji’s ongoing stability, prosperity and resilience to shocks.

 The Position

The Fijian Government views an effective and accountable public sector as vital to its goal of a prosperous and stable country. To achieve this aim, an ongoing programme of change across all Government Ministries has been implemented, with the main aim being a high performing civil service, implementing Government priorities, responsive to and delivering quality services to the public.  All policy changes are now complete, and we are moving to monitoring and measuring impact.

Following on from the report on Core Information System requirements (2016), and the implementation of several recommendations from the report, the Fijian Government is looking to undertake a cost benefit analysis exercise, in the review of the current payroll against the procurement of a new payroll system.

The Fijian Government therefore seeks a qualified specialist with a sound understanding of Core Systems, specifically payroll, who has well developed skills and experience in having reviewed systems previously.  This role will focus on progressing the work that has already begun, working with key ministry staff and other technical advisers.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in documenting business processes and identifying bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement, particularly through the use of technology. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in change management, including the ability to provide quality recommendations for development of service delivery standards. In addition, the candidate will bring strong understanding of payroll business processes and some experience in the use of bespoke pay systems or working with software developers. We seek a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to lead and motivate team members to accomplish objectives within specified timeframes.

 This is a locally engaged position.  The role is open to Fijian citizens and current residents of Fiji, and the salary offered does not include international allowances.

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit  Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 498586.  Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at HR@ausfijifacility.org and quote the job reference number 498586.

Applications close:  Friday 02 April at 5:00pm (local time)

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

Closing date: 
2nd April 2021