Team Leader Health - Suva, Fiji

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 20 August 2019

Job Description

  • Key Health leadership position to contribute to improving the Health sector in Fiji
  • Full time, contract until Jan 2022
  • Based in Suva, Fiji. Some travel to Fiji’s outer islands will be required

The Program

The Australian Government has established the Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) 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.

Support to Fiji’s health sector between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MoHMS) is a key component of the Facility. The focus of the support is in health systems strengthening, in particular financial planning, policy development and services management as well as in public health, seeking to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and universal health coverage.

The company managing the Facility on behalf of the Australian Government, Coffey, is currently seeking applications for the position of Team Leader Health to lead this new phase of support to the health sector.

The Position

The Health Team Leader’s role is to provide strategic direction and coordinate of the Facility’s Health Program and the associated team (also known as Australia’s Support to Fiji’s Health Sector). Close collaboration with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is central to the success of this position. The role involves active and ongoing strategic engagement with both DFAT and the MHMS on the Health Program’s key priorities and activities on a daily basis. As such relationship management is a very important.

The Team Leader has overall responsibility for program implementation, management of budgets and monitoring of impact either directly or through the health team. The incumbent also has a senior management role within the he Facility as part of the Management Group.

The Person

The ideal candidate for this senior management position will have substantial leadership experience in planning, policy and program management of institutional strengthening initiatives, preferably in the health sector, with experience of working in the Pacific though other developing country contexts considered. We seek an outstanding individual with excellent relationship management skills and broad experience of high level coordination between national government agencies and donors.

This position is classified Category C, Level 4 (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 497955

For further enquiries please contact us at

Applications close 9:00am (Fiji time) 9th September 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.

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