The Department of Strategic Policy Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC) is seeking the services of a qualified individual to develop a Vanuatu Aid Management Policy to enhance national development outcomes through improved management and coordination for all Development Assistance. The contractor will also be expected to provide general recommendations on how to effectively implement the policy.
The overall objective of this contract is to develop Vanuatu Aid Management Policy to
enhance national development outcomes through improved management and coordination for all Development Assistance. The contractor will also be expected to provide general recommendations on how to implement the policy effectively.
I. Aid Management Policy
Based on the review of current policies and systems, the consultant will
a. Draft a new National Aid Management Policy
II. National Aid Implementation Plan
The consultant will also develop an Aid Implementation Plan which include but not limited to;
- Review all relevant documents and provide an assessment of Vanuatu’s current approach to aid coordination, and comparing it with regional and international best-practice examples.
- Review the high-level aims of the Aid Coordination Unit and propose amendments if necessary.
- Review current processes and procedures, based on views from stakeholders across government and in the donor community and advise whether they meet the ACNU stated aims.
About the Organization
This role will be contracted by the Vanuatu Government Aid Coordination and Negotiation Unit.
The Aid Coordination and Negotiation Unit (ACNU) is charged with tracking donor funded
projects throughout the country for the purposes of accountability, planning, budgeting and
The ACNU was established in 1987, reflecting the importance of having a unit to coordinate
Official Development Assistance (ODA) and other support from donors coming into the
country, to coordinate donor partners’ activities and to ensure that Development Assistance
is used to meet the government’s objectives. The unit was initially established under the
Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM). It subsequently moved to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and External Trade (MFAIC&ET); the
unit now sits with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).