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Abt Associates is supporting the Ministry of Health to implement the ADB-funded Systems Strengthening for Effective Coverage of New Vaccines in the Pacific project. The project will introduce three new vaccines: HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) to prevent pneumonia and other diseases caused by the pneumococcal bacteria, and RV vaccine to prevent diarrhoea caused by rotavirus (RV).
The introduction of the three new vaccines into Tonga’s routine immunisation strategy is an important move in preventing disease and promoting health in the Tongan population. The position will be located within the Ministry of Health, working closely with counterparts in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and UNICEF.
Abt has an opportunity available for a Finance and Procurement Officer in the IPM team in Tonga. The position is available for an immediate start through to November 2023. The position will be locally employed, therefore applicants must have working rights in Tonga. Requests for part-time options will be considered.
Finance and Procurement Officer
The officer will provide oversight on administrative, procurement, accounting and financial support to ensure national-level implementation of the Project. The officer will follow the Government of Tonga Treasury Instructions and the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) policies and operating procedures ensuring that funds used in Tonga are spent in alignment with Government of Tonga and ADB rules to allow enough financial resources for the successful implementation of the project. The officer will report primarily to the Deputy Director Budget & Finance within Ministry of Health and the IPM Finance and Procurement Specialist.
The officer will comply with Ministry of Health, Abt Associates and ADB policies on gender, disability, fraud and anti-corruption, HIV and AIDS, child protection and the environment.
Finance and Procurement Officer
- 3-5 years’ experience in donor funded project in procurement and financial management;
- Recognized graduate level qualification (Bachelor or master’s degree in Accounting);
- Good English language skills (both written and spoken);
- Experience working with government departments;
- Familiarity with working on ADB projects will be an advantage.
- Applicants who have been a Tongan public servant within the past 12 months are not eligible for this position.
- Applicants must have working rights in Tonga
Further Information & Application
The salary package for this position is TOP42,604 per year
Further information regarding these opportunities can found on the Careers page of the Abt Associates website: https://www.abtassociates.com/careers
Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and MUST include a CV and covering letter addressing the key requirements listed above.
Applications close: Monday 7 December – midnight (AEST)
We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.