Apply now Job no: 497995
Work type: Contract
Location: Tonga
Categories: Rule of Law

  • Administration and Finance Officer role with the Tonga Justice Sector Support Programme
  • Initially from September 2019 – November 2022
  • Based in Nuku’alofa
  • Salary - $30K Tongan Pa'anga

The Program

The New Zealand Aid Programme has decided to deliver a new programme of support to the Tongan justice sector over an initial period of three years from 2019 - 2022. The Tonga Justice Sector Support Programme (TJSSP) consists of three components: 

  • Improving the quality of service at the Department of Public Prosecutions and the Supreme Court and;
  • Improving the quality of service at the Magistrates’ Court; and
  • Establishing a youth diversion scheme to prevent minor youth offenders from entering the criminal justice system.

The long-term outcome of the TJSSP is to improve access to fair and effective justice by working through these components.

The Position

The Administration and Finance Officer will be responsible for the administration of the TJSSP, including human resources, procurement, finances, logistics and operations.  This role will support the Programme Manager in managing the components of the TJSSP, particularly in ensuring compliance with relevant corporate obligations under Tongan and New Zealand law, audit requirements and financial reporting. 

Download File Administration and Finance Officer Position Description.docx

The Person

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant field or higher from a recognized tertiary institute and proven years of relevant working experience would be desirable.  You will have demonstrated experience in providing administrative support to the management of a programme, particularly in human resources, procurement and finance functions. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience in preparing accurate and responsive financial reports for a range of stakeholders. Experience in working with civil society and community groups would be an advantage, particularly in administering a grants facility. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a context requiring cross-cultural skills, preferably on an international development programme in Tonga or in the Polynesian/Pacific Islands, or other developing country context.

Applications close 4:30pm (Tonga time) on Friday, 6th September 2019.

This is a locally engaged role. Only Tonga national applicants please.

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 497995.

This program is managed by Coffey on behalf of NZ MFAT.

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

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. 

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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