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Infrastructure Technical Advisor - Vanuatu

TETRA TECH International Development

We are seeking qualified applications for the position of Infrastructure Technical Advisor to turn the plans for improving school infrastructure in Vanuatu into reality.

Contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development is a leading development consulting firm working with government, businesses, and NGOs to solve complex development challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. For more information please visit our website.

The opportunity

  • Based in Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Contract until September 2026, with possible extension
  • Transform plans into reality, as you lead the enhancement of school infrastructure across Vanuatu.


As the Infrastructure Technical Advisor, you will be a cornerstone of the Administration and Asset Management Unit within the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training. This role offers the unique opportunity to shape educational infrastructure across Vanuatu, enhancing our ongoing efforts in disaster recovery and sustainable development. This position is recruited by Tetra Tech.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide strategic oversight and technical advice to ensure high-standard management and execution of education infrastructure projects.
  • Ensure that all project works meet design requirements and delivered on time.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including DFAT, local authorities, and construction firms to foster effective partnerships.
  • Drive the preparation and implementation of a Five-Year Capital Works Implementation Plan for Primary School Infrastructure.
  • Develop training programs and mentorship initiatives to build local capacities in project management and technical competencies.
  • Lead efforts in enhancing asset management systems to ensure sustainable operations and maintenance of educational facilities.

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Construction, or related field. Extensive specific experience in lieu of a university degree is also acceptable.
  • 10+ years of experience in project management, particularly in public/private infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in the design, procurement, and construction of disaster-resilient facilities, preferably within the education sector.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills (oral and written) and fluent in English.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage complex projects and multi-stakeholder environments.

How to Apply

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Applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

Please submit:

  • Resume
  • Statement of suitability (not to exceed two pages), demonstrating how your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and personal attributes align with the selection criteria

Due to a high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading development consulting firm, Tetra Tech International Development works with people and communities to solve some of the world's most complex challenges to achieve a positive impact.

Working at Tetra Tech International Development means working within a values-led organisation that invests in flexible work environments built on trust, safety and well-being. Through unified systems, flexible and supportive workplaces, we provide the foundations required for our team to enjoy the work they do and deliver value every day. Read more about our culture, purpose and values here.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal-opportunity employer and has a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage people with disability; First Nations Peoples; and people of all cultures, genders, abilities and experiences to apply.

Should you require additional support with your application, please email [email protected], using the subject line: Infrastructure Technical Advisor - Vanuatu enquiry via EthicalJobs, or phone (08) 8375 4400.

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