Interim Communications Coordinator (Maternity Leave Cover)

  • Tetra Tech
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Aug 05, 2022
Contract Development & NGOS Human Resources

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required


Fiji Program Support Facility

Interim Communications Coordinator (Maternity Leave Cover)

We are looking for a self-driven, go-getter to join the Facility’s dynamic Communications team.

Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.


Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.


• Excellent opportunity for you to deepen your expertise across every aspect of corporate communications.
• Full time contract from 03 October 2022 to 31 March 2023. This position is a maternity leave cover and will conclude on the return of the current postholder.
• Based in Suva, Fiji with travel to Divisions when required

The Program

The Fiji Program Support Facility (the Facility) was established in 2017 to support and implement Australia’s aid programs such as health, education, emergency preparedness and response and governance in Fiji. The Facility also supports the Australia Awards in Fiji and Tuvalu. The Facility integrates cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, disability and social inclusion, climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction, across sectoral programs. In particular, the Facility seeks to strengthen program outcomes by better addressing the needs of targeted beneficiaries including those who are often marginalised.


The Facility Management Unit (FMU) in Suva provides centralised overarching management of the Facility’s programs and activities including operations, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), communications and public diplomacy and integration of cross-cutting themes. The communications team implements the Facility’s Communications Strategy to promote the visibility of Australia’s aid and contribute to stronger development outcomes across the Facility sector programs.

The Position

The Communications Coordinator provides support across the Facility for the development and dissemination of all communication materials, including producing engaging content for digital media, and contributes to the planning and delivery of public diplomacy events.  The Communications Coordinator works in a small communications team within the Facility Management Unit (FMU) and takes the lead in communications support to selected sector programs.  The Communications Coordinator also works closely with the DFAT Communications team to develop and distribute communication products, support public diplomacy and related events and provide branding advice.

The salary will be determined from an annual rate of FJD55,450 to $59,341.00 (inclusive of employer superannuation contribution),dependent upon the successful candidate's qualifications, skills and experience.

The Person

The successful candidate will hold a degree qualification in Journalism, Communications, or a related field of study. They will have demonstrated experience in providing communication support to a large program or organisation with competing demands. They will have extensive experience in preparing high quality communications materials for various mediums. Agility, persistence and result-orientation are key for this position.


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a pivotal role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health and safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by the Government of Fiji. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination, in accordance with section 52D of the Health and Safety at Work (General Workplace Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021.


This position is locally engaged and only Fijian citizens are eligible to apply.


We encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities. Suitably qualified and experienced Fijian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


How to Apply

To view a detailed position description, please visit and search for job number 499786. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. Emailed applications will be disregarded.


For further enquiries, please email and quote the job reference number 499786.

Applications close: 11:00am (local Suva time) on Monday 22 August 2022


This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development 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 (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

We care about what makes us different – and it’s our people. We value our unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking, our clients do too. They’re the very things that drive collaboration and ingenuity in the solutions we deliver.


We are happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: or call Angeline Reddy on +679 338 1156/338 1157 with your request(s).


Tetra Tech International Development 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.


Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.  We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds, including women and people with disabilities.


Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

Job Functions

Communications and PR


Community Services & Development


Indoor, Outdoor

Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only