Strategic Procurement Advisor - Australia based, with travel to Pacific and Timor-Leste

23 March 2023 12:50pm
Apply by12/4/2023
Region Pacific,


The Strategic Procurement Advisor will advise and guide investment leads, teams, and managers of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) in procurement approaches, options, and procedures related to the implementation of major infrastructure projects across the Pacific and Timor-Leste.



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.

Until 30 June 2025 with possible extension
Australia based may require frequent travel throughout the Pacific and Timor-Leste


The Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) is part of a series of economic, security and people-to-people initiatives to boost Australia's engagement with Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. The AIFFP offers $3.0 billion in loans and $1.0 billion in official development assistance grants, focused on core economic infrastructure such as energy, transport, water and telecommunications. The AIFFP is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and became operational on 1 July 2019. The AIFFP is staffed with DFAT employees, contractors and secondees from other Australian Government Departments. The AIFFP will identify and assess infrastructure projects for financing (to sovereign Pacific governments and through these to Pacific State-Owned Enterprises, and to private sector borrowers), structure loan and grant packages, provide grant administration and deliver AIFFP branding and communications. Further information on the AIFFP, including the design, can be found at Tetra Tech works on behalf of the Australian Government to deliver these services.


The ideal candidate would hold the following skills and experience:

Experience working flexibly in a cross-cultural, multi-lingual environment, preferably in the Pacific.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrable experience in a related field.
10 years' experience in procurement for overseas development assistance programs.
Experience in procurement of major infrastructure projects in a development context, with preference given to demonstrated experience in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.


To apply for this position please click on ‘apply now’ on the careers website and complete the online application process. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the Tetra Tech International Development Website. 

For any enquiries, please contact and quote the job reference number 500080.

Applications close:  Wednesday 12 April 2023 11.55pm (AEST).

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.

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 also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind. 

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.