New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Job vacancies

Development Programme Coordinator

The New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa is looking for a Development Programme Coordinator to help manage the New Zealand Aid Programme. The applicant will join a team of people managing New Zealand’s funding in the energy, education, private sector, tourism, police, agriculture and other sectors.

The successful applicant will have project management experience in development, business, government or civil society, including planning, financial management, monitoring and evaluation.   

A relevant tertiary qualification is essential.  The applicant must have a high standard of written and oral communication skills, including the ability and confidence to engage on complex issues. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate the ability to develop, build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders including Government officials and communities as well as with contractors and other donors.

The applicant we are looking for will be able to effectively prioritise and organise their own workload around competing priorities.  They will be able to quickly pick up new ways of working, including new processes and systems.  They will be able to work independently without requiring close supervision and also be able to work effectively in a team. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate sound judgment.  

Tongan language skills are highly desirable.

A position description and application form is available below.  Further information is available from the reception at the New Zealand High Commission, phone 23-122 or email

Application forms, CVs and cover letters should be sent to Hotaia Hola at New Zealand High Commission, corner Taufa’ahau and Salote Roads, Nuku’alofa or to the email address above. Please note that due to the high level of applications we have received in previous recruitment processes, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in response to their applications.

Applications close: 5pm Thursday 26 November

File DPC Application form November 2015.doc
File DPC position description November 2015.doc

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