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.
- An exciting opportunity for an experienced individual with extensive background in managing and maintaining clinical products.
- Full-time for 12 months
- Based CWM Hospital – Suva, Fiji
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.
Australia’s support to Fiji’s Health Sector (referred to as the “Fiji Health Program” or FHP) works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to strengthen public heath, clinical services and health systems. FHP invests about AUD 5-6 million per year into strengthening health services through a range of projects covering patient safety and quality care, supply chain reforms and digital and health information. Across all projects and areas of support, FHP seeks to identify ways to support MHMS to improve gender equality and disability and social inclusion in health services, making them more accessible and higher quality to those who need these services the most.
A review in 2021 by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons found that internal logistics for clinical consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE) at CWM Hospital was a critical gap. This led to infection prevention and control (IPC) products and other clinical products not being available in wards, clinics, and operating theatres when staff needed them. They recommended updates to ordering systems, improvements to stock visibility and storage, better understanding PPE and clinical products stock demand, and specifically improving stock levels and access.
Successful candidate will have at least 10 years of experience at a tertiary hospital managing Clinical Products (consumables, apparatus, operating routine bio-medical equipment) in wards, clinics and/or Operating Theatres. They will have strong experience in managing imprest in wards and clinics and ordering systems within the hospital and FPBSC. Ideal candidate will be self-starter with ability to identify issues and seek out solutions. They will have excellent planning and organisational skills, including ability to manage procedures, protocols, and resources to achieve specific targets and goals. Ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills and ability work and build high performing teams.
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 reserved for National Citizens of Fiji.
Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer and provides the same competitive remuneration package regardless of country of origin. 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 https://intdev.tetratechasiapacific.com/work-with-us/ and search for job number 500063. 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 [email protected] and quote the job reference number 500063.
Applications close: 5:00pm (local Suva time) Friday, 17 March 2023.
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.