Professional Development Coordinator

Tetra Tech International
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Full time Staff

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.

  • Coordinate and implement professional development initiatives within Vanuatu
  • Between March – December 2021
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu

The Program

The Vanuatu Education Support Program Phase II supports the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) achieve its goal to ensure all children, including those with disabilities have access to a quality education through a well-managed devolved education system.

Fundamental for the provision of quality education is ensuring every classroom has an effective teacher. This involves providing teachers with professional development to strengthen their professional knowledge and practice. To ensure this happens, a range of systemic and provincial level initiatives are to be developed for rollout by the Education Services Division (ESD). They will need support to coordinate, implement these professional development activities and to monitor and report on their effectiveness.

The Position

The Professional Development (PD) Coordinator will support the ESD to coordinate the development, roll out and monitoring of a range of professional development activities for teachers and school leaders within provinces. The PD Coordinator will work with provinces to establish professional learning communities to network teachers and school leaders so they can and share successful practices and support each other’s development.

Furthermore, the PD Coordinator will develop and maintain provincial training schedules, assisting with the coordination and communication of training programs through provinces to schools. The PD Coordinator will also support the MoET develop, coordinate, deliver and monitor systemic professional development programs and support MoET initiatives to explore new ways to facilitate teacher and leadership professional development. 

The Person

The successful candidate will be Diploma qualified in Education (Primary) and possess previous experience teaching within a school environment. Furthermore, the successful candidate will demonstrate experience coordinating professional development activities at a school, provincial or national level and will have developed professional development initiatives at a school or system level.

The successful candidate will be a consultative individual with strong written and verbal interpersonal skills, who is able to self-manage project activities and maintain a high level of personal organisation. A strong knowledge of the English language is essential.

This position is locally engaged. To be eligible, you must either be a Vanuatu National or an International living and located in Vanuatu with a current right to work, valid for at least 9 months.

How to Apply

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit  Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 498855. 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 and quote the job reference number 498855.

Applications close:  5:00PM (Port Vila time) on Wednesday the 31st of March 2021.

This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

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: 
31st March 2021