Team Leader – Emergency Preparedness and Response

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Key leadership position to support Emergency Preparedness and Response in Fiji, working closely with Fiji’s Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management (MRMDDM) and the Australian High Commission

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.

  • Responsible for leading and managing the design and delivery of an Emergency Preparedness and Response program for Fiji
  • Full time from March/April 2022 to December 2024
  • Suitably qualified Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply

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 integrates cross-cutting themes across sectoral programs, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change, emergency preparedness and response, and civil society engagement. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries, including those who are often marginalised.

Australia supports Fiji’s Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management (MRMDDM), particularly the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), to prepare for and respond to emergencies, such as cyclones and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Facility manages the Australian Government’s Preparedness and Response Fund (PRF) which supports locally-led emergency preparedness and response in Fiji. In times of major disasters, the Facility also manages supplementary humanitarian funding on behalf of the Australian Government. From 2022, the Australian Government is expanding this support into an Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) program to strengthen its support to the Government of Fiji for locally-led preparedness and response activities.

The Position

The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for leading and managing the design and delivery of the Facility’s EPR Program to achieve high quality and sustainable results to support the Government of Fiji’s strategic priorities and DFAT’s bi-lateral relationship with the Government of Fiji (GoF). The TL will ensure the program complements other Australian Government investments and promotes effective coordination with partner Ministries, other donors, the private sector and CSO partners.

This role requires the TL to develop and maintain highly effective working relationships with MRMDDM leadership and the DFAT team led by the Development Counsellor. They will also be accountable for integrating Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) and safeguarding (including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) and Child Protection) across the program.

The Person

We are seeking candidates who have strong, dynamic leadership skills and are politically astute while successfully building and managing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including senior donor and Government officials.

To be successful in this role, you will have a Master level qualification related to Disaster Management or Humanitarian response or equivalent professional experience. You will have a proven record of achievement over a minimum of 10 years of experience in designing and managing emergency preparedness and response programs in developing countries.

You will be required to demonstrate a strong understanding of participatory design processes, strategic planning and program management, as well as your commitment to Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), child protection and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation Abuse and Harrassment (PSEAH).

The position is classified as Discipline Category C Job Level 4 under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. To learn more, please visit

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin. We are committed to increasing the pool of local expertise. Suitably qualified and experienced Fijian citizens and Pacific Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 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.

Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.

We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: or call Ali on +679 717 7839 with your request(s).

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 an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.

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

How to apply

To view a detailed position description, please visit and search for job number 499394Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.

For further enquiries, please email and quote the job reference number 499394.

Applications close: 5:00 pm (local Suva time) on Monday, 31 January 2022.

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