International Expert (TA) - Development of a National Investment Policy for Vanuatu (2018-2022)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 17 July 2018
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Closing on 26 July 2018
  • Proposal

Job Description

The Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) is seeking the services of an international expert to develop the National Investment Policy for Vanuatu (2018-2022) alongside a national expert with input and direction from the National Investment Policy (NIP) Committee. The policy will guide the VIPA in all subsequent policy and planning, documents the nature of doing business in Vanuatu while simultaneously informing foreign investors of the investment landscape and finally highlighting key sectors of foreign investment in the country.

Leading to the development of this policy document, the TA will be required to undertake intensive research, including desk/literature review, as well as analysing and assessing existing local policy frameworks and global best practices. Most importantly, consultation with relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and other key stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society, in an effort to achieve coherence to the development of the national investment policy framework is crucial. If appropriate, this consultation should also include international stakeholders.

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications, experience and skills:


  • A Public Policy Specialist in the area of economics, trade and investment or similar with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in this field; and
  • Post Graduate Degree level qualifications in Public Policy, Economics, or similar.


  • Have relevant Government transformation and policy implementation experience in the trade and investment sector, particularly in developing countries;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in investment promotion, public/private dialogue;
  • Knowledge of investment law, investment regimes and policy frameworks will be an asset;
  • Experience working with the private sector development (e.g. addressing market and government, investment climate, access to finance, or other) is desired;
  • Knowledge and experience of trade and investment sector issues, and policies in the South Pacific region and/or other small island economies is required;
  • Must be competent in preparation of materials in English; and
  • Demonstrable track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines for similar projects.

Language skills

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. Good understanding of French and/or Bislama is an advantage.

The assignment will be based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, with envisaged consultations in Espiritu Santo.

The project duration will require 60 working days, which includes the delivery of all services and outputs outlined in section 2.3 and 2.4. of the TOR. The project should start in September 2018 (or when the contract is signed).

There is no restriction on the nationality, citizenship or current residence of the candidate. Interested applicants should fill in the Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) attached below. The full terms of reference is also attached below. If you can’t access the documents please request the documents from the Acting Principal Trade Development Officer, Mr James Tatangis via email:

Responses for EOI can be emailed to the Acting Secretary, Central Tenders Board, Mr Yannick Hughes on by latest Thursday 26 July 2018 (11:00 local Port Vila time [GMT +11]) and hard copy (optional) can be dropped or to be send by post to the Acting Secretary, Central Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance & Economic Management, SIPBuilding, PMB 9058, Port Vila in sealed envelope and be clearly marked “REOI Ref: MTTCNVB S1601 Recruitment of International Expert to Draft the National cooperative Policy 2017-2022”

For clarifications of the content of this Request for Expression of Interest, and any further information contact:

Acting GM, Mr. Gilpen Silas via email: or The Acting Principal Trade Development Officer, Mr James Tatangis on this email address

About the Organization

The Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business (MTTCNVB) is a Vanuatu Government Ministry which co-ordinates the formulation and implementation of government’s policy for the development of tourism, commerce and industry through promoting and facilitating increased investment and trade by local and foreign investors.

More information

Terms of Reference - National Investment Policy (NIP).pdf
REOI_National Investment Policy Review.docx

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