Adviser, State Prosecutions Department and Case Management, VAPJP - Vanuatu
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium International and the Vanuatu Australia Policing and Justice Program - Stretem Rod Blong Jastis Mo Sefti - are seeking a full-time Adviser, State Prosecutions Department, Case Management Support. The objectives of this role are:
  • To assist the State Prosecutions Department (SPD) to back capture case management data and to ensure systems are up to date.
  • To facilitate capacity development within the SPD through mentoring and demonstration of back capture of case management data, ensuring systems are up to date, targeted skills development and the improvement of daily management of cases within the office.


  • Establish and maintain productive and transparent working relationships with the Officer-in-Charge of the SPD and its staff members.
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to the staff within the SPD in Port Vila on effective case management.
  • Work with other Advisers (both civilian and AFP) to enhance the performance of SPD.
  • Supervise, mentor and at times provide direct input to ensure data is entered into the system, both for outstanding cases and all new cases as they arise.
  • Supervise, mentor and at times undertake direct service of summons with colleagues to ensure that the backlog is reduced.
  • As required by the Officer-in-Charge of SPD, liaise with the SRBJS, the Vanuatu Police Force and the Office of the Public Prosecutor (OPP) to support harmonisation of case and data management systems.
  • Support the organisation of cases in the office, including supporting staff to attend court in order that the administrative efficiency of the organisation is strengthened through the adviser's support.
  • Deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, targeted skills development and learning for SPD staff.
  • Collaborate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team with the collective responsibility of achieving the program's end of program outcomes by mutually reinforcing strategies developed by the program as well as participating in processes that facilitate this. This will include:
    • Commitment and support for the principles in the Justice and Community Services Capacity Development Strategy including the application of the five levels of capacity development; applied work-place learning; and an express action-research approach.
    • Effective monitoring and evaluation of outcomes of all interventions implemented by the adviser in a way that contributes to the M&E and tracking of progress of the program as a whole.
    • Contribution to the priorities and strategies that are mainstreamed across the program.


  • Extensive work experience relevant to police prosecutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound professional judgment in sensitive situations.
  • Understanding of systems and processes involved in management of a modern prosecutions office and the management of police investigation files.
  • Demonstrated ability in drafting of policy guidelines and procedure manuals.
  • Experience in juvenile, domestic violence, sexual assault and drug related matters and policy development.
  • Understanding of gender, law and development issues (desirable).
  • Previous experience working in Melanesian culture (desirable)
Please attach the following documents in your application:
  • Up to date CV detailing recent employment history (maximum 4 pages).
  • Written response outlining how you meet the selection criteria detailed in the Terms of Reference (click here), and how your experience and knowledge prepares you for the role (maximum 2 pages).
    • As this recruitment will be undertaken by assessing the value for money proposition of each candidate, please nominate a monthly rate in AUD or VUV as part of your written response.

Port Vila, Vanuatu, Vanuatu
Closing date:
29 January 2020