Human Resource Management (HRM) Implementation Adviser

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 March 2019

Job Description

  • Opportunity to work with and support strategic reforms at the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA)
  • Full time, 12-month contract (long-term) with a possibility of extension
  • Based in Suva, Fiji

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) to implement its education, health and scholarship aid programs in Fiji and its scholarship program in Tuvalu. The Facility will also support the delivery of Australia’s emergency response efforts following natural disasters, and governance sector support when requested by the Fiji Government.
The company managing the Facility on behalf of the Australian Government, Coffey, is recruiting the position of HRM Implementation Adviser. The Adviser will report to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) and will work closely with the Head of Human Resource (HR), MEHA.

The Position

The Adviser will support the Permanent Secretary, Head of HR and HR staff to upgrade HR practice to improve service delivery and workforce management, fully embed civil service reforms and support modernisation through HR. The Adviser will also guide the work of the Business Process Specialists working at MEHA to implement a programme of HR business process improvement, and advise and support MEHA in addressing change management and HR issues which affect the ability of the HR Department to deliver effective client service.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have university qualifications in HRM combined with significant senior level experience across all HRM functions, preferably in the Education sector in a complex, large organisation with staff spread across a broad geographical area. The candidate will need to have significant experience in change management, including advising senior management on risks and implementation requirements for major change; and experience leading and motivating others to ensure accurate and timely delivery of services to staff. Excellent communication skills, sound judgement and ability to analyse evidence, and the ability to quickly build and maintain strong relationships with people from various backgrounds are also required to be successful in this role.

This position is classified Category D, Level 3 (long term) under the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework. Please visit for further detail on the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit and search for the job reference number 497728.

For further enquiries please contact us at

Applications close 6.00pm (Fiji time) 7th April 2019

This Facility is being administered 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.

Similar Jobs