Counselling System Standards Development Consultant – Suva, Fiji

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 31 July 2020
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Job Description

  • Up to 35 input days, 3-month contract – ideally commencing 1 September 2020
  • Based in Suva, Fiji with possible travel to districts within Fiji

The Program

The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs in sectors including 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. The Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.

The Position

The Counselling System Standards Development Consultant (Consultant) will be responsible for consulting with a range of medical stakeholders and to ensure that the standards contribute to improving patient outcomes. This will enable MHMS to ensure consistency across services and report effectively on results.

As such, the Consultant will be responsible for: delivering referral pathways, minimum standards, code of ethics, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning framework and other outputs; delivering regular briefings and reports; streamlining Gender Equality, Disability & Social Inclusion (GEDSI), Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) and Child Protection as well as ensuring compliance of all written work with MHMS and Fiji Government policies and laws. Working relationships will include stakeholders from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the Facility.

The Person

The ideal candidate will bring experience working within Fiji Government structures, policy and procedures; as well as developing and documenting clinical standards, training materials and delivering training to adults. An extensive knowledge of counselling GEDSI; protective and risk factors; psychosocial support needs; gender-based violence; child protection and alcohol and other drugs.

They must have excellent communication, time management and communications skills and be willing to travel to remote areas and sleep in modest accommodation.

Masters level qualification in Psychology is essential as well as prior experience in counselling in Fiji.

Fiji citizens and non-citizens already in Fiji are asked to apply for this position

How to Apply

To apply for this position please visit, click on ‘career opportunities’ and search for job reference number 498447

Applications will only be accepted via Coffey Careers.

For any enquiries, please contact the and quote the job reference number 498447

Applications close: 6.00pm (Fiji time) Wednesday 12 August 2020.

This Facility is managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Coffey is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

About the Organization

Coffey 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. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

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