We have a contract opportunity for a talented consultant to help the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry reshape the current CCIV Act.
Apply By: 6 June 2021
Period of Contract: 50 days over June to November 2021
The Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is Vanuatu’s National Private Sector organisation. It is a statutory body with a 16-member Council that represents Vanuatu’s private sector. All businesses with a valid Vanuatu business license are automatically VCCI members. VCCI’s aims to be an organisation that makes a unique and significant contribution to the future of the country by representing the private sector in dialogue with Government and others, and by providing effective business development services across the country.
The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Vanuatu Act [Cap 236] came into effect in 1995, establishing the VCCI. It has been amended 4 times since then, the most recent amendment being in 2003. Since then there have been shifts in government policy and other institutions with overlapping mandates have been established. Inadequate annual budget allocations have also hindered the capacity of the VCCI to carry out its functions under the Act, and the lack of available data on business license registration throughout the provinces has again limited the VCCIs capacity to engage with stakeholders and establish Chambers outside of the municipalities.
The VCCI Council has recognized the need for the Act to be reviewed to address these issues and requires a consultant to lead the review and law reform process with the support of the Vanuatu Law Reform Commission.
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- Tertiary legal qualifications, preferably postgraduate/masters law degree
- 3-5 years of experience working on law reform in the Pacific Islands, preferably Vanuatu
- 3-5 years of experience working in the private sector, preferably within the Pacific Islands
- Good understanding of the operations and projects carried out by the VCCI and the political economy in Vanuatu
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships across all stakeholders, including VCCI Councilors, private sector businesses, government agencies, international organisations (ILO), and senior government officials.
Fluency in English and the ability to work in Bislama is required. French preferred.