Businesses

Are you an entrepreneur with a great idea but not sure how to make it happen? Do you already have a successful business but could do with some strategic advice?

Maybe you are part of an organisation trying to bring key business leaders together to make your sector work better.

Whoever you are, if you’re interested in working with us, drop us a line at [email protected].


If you are an Australia or New Zealand-based (ANZ) business looking to expand into an MDF partner country, or if you are based in an MDF partner country and are seeking to strategically engage with ANZ businesses, our Australian Business Engagement Unit would like to hear from you.

MDF’s Australian Business Engagement Unit focuses on:

  • Identifying partnership opportunities with ANZ businesses trading with the Pacific region – in particular, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu
  • Engaging with ANZ businesses interested in trading with MDF’s partner countries across key sectors including high-value agriculture, agritech, tourism, seafood processing and outsourcing services.

If you are interested in working with us, drop us a line at [email protected]

Opportunities 

MDF is committed to offering all of its staff an invigorating work environment.

If you’re looking for a new challenge and are as enthusiastic about reducing poverty and empowering disadvantaged women and men as we are, then take a look at our list of vacancies below.

If you have a question about a position you've applied for or simply want to know more, drop us a line at [email protected]

"I’m continuously exposed to new experiences and opportunities for learning, with such a variety of people! It’s unlike any other place I’ve worked."

Cate, Program Officer  
Take a look at the job opportunities available with Market Development Facility for those who are enthusiastic about reducing poverty and empowering disadvantaged.

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Current vacancies

Australia
Fiji
Sri Lanka
Timor-Leste
Papua New Guinea
Pacific

Strategic Communications – Coffee Investment

MDF Sri Lanka is seeking a service provider to develop an investment prospectus for specialty coffee in Sri Lanka. The agency will also be tasked with publishing the prospectus for maximum lead generation.

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Program Support Officer

We are looking for an organised, solutions-focused individual who can manage a large volume of operations administration work. MDF provides the successful applicant with the opportunity to work across a multi-country global program with a reputation for delivering outstanding international development work.

The Program Support Officer will be the support person for the Central Program Manager, working across a multi-country project setting, including contracting and procurement support, and asset management.The role also supports the MDF shared resource and central operations team with administration, travel arrangements

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New Zealand Business Engagement Manager

We are looking for a business engagement extraordinaire to join our A/NZ Business Engagement Unit tasked with liaising with New Zealand businesses who invest in the Pacific region.
This role will work collaboratively with an equivalent Business Engagement Manager in Australia to achieve objectives for the broader business unit. The position will also support the program’s broader set of activities including strategy, analytical work and reporting.

We are looking for candidates with a diverse range of skills, which include:

– thorough understanding of the New Zealand business community, in particular those businesses with an interest in the Indo-Pacific region
– creativity and an eye for innovation
– ability to self-motivate and drive an independent work plan
– persuasive communication and negotiation skills

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working to build a stronger, more resilient and equitable investment landscape in the Indo-Pacific region. The position is perfect for a highly driven individual looking to apply their networking skills and gain hands-on experience in economic development in a thriving and supportive workplace.

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Quality and Inclusion Adviser

MDF is looking to recruit a Quality and Inclusion (QI) Adviser to lead a small team of QI Specialists in Fiji, and manage all aspects of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM), as well as the application of MDF’s climate change and inclusion policies. The person will be responsible for MDF activities implemented in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

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Senior Adviser- Markets and Climate

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead technical staff to drive economic development, achieve income increases, and promote better climate change outcomes, in line with MDF’s stated Market Systems Development approach. Subject to their experience and expertise, the selected applicant may be assigned management responsibilities, and/or support Quality and Inclusion activities (M&E).

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Business Adviser

​The Business Adviser will work with the team to develop interventions, removing impediments to the growth of the markets, which create economic opportunities for the poor. In this unique role, you will interact with an array of representatives from business, civil society groups and the public sector, farming communities, economists and change-makers, Australian and New Zealand Government representatives, international experts, and colleagues across Asia Pacific.

Business Advisers in our teams are:

Frequent travelers
Immersive researchers
Curious thinkers
Dynamic negotiators
Creative problem solvers, and
Reflective learners

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Internship: Tourism

The Tourism Intern will support MDF’s efforts to promote economic development in Timor-Leste, particularly through fieldwork in the tourism sector. MDF Internships offer a chance to learn on-the-job skills while also contributing to actual projects. Interns receive a monthly stipend.

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Internship: Agribusiness

 MDF Internships offer a chance to learn on-the-job skills while also contributing to actual projects. In Timor-Leste, interns will support MDF’s efforts to promote economic development, particularly through fieldwork in the agriculture sector. Interns receive a monthly stipend.

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Strategic Communications – Coffee Investment

MDF Sri Lanka is seeking a service provider to develop an investment prospectus for specialty coffee in Sri Lanka. The agency will also be tasked with publishing the prospectus for maximum lead generation.

Apply

Central Communications Officer

The role of the Central Communications Officer will be to act as a central coordinator for the communications team, spread across Sri Lanka, Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and other MDF Pacific countries as they are added to the facility. The chosen candidate will be tasked with the smooth functioning of MDF’s multiple digital platforms, liaising with the team and external communications agencies, and supporting the team to develop and share engaging, targeted communications activities and products.

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Communications Specialist

In this unique role, you will get the opportunity to work with the diverse set of colleagues who are working across various sectors. You will help them to think more clearly about how to design better interventions and what is working and why? You will get the opportunity to travel extensively and meet diverse range of stakeholders and people ranging from CEOS of the company to a small fisherman.

This position is ideal for mid career professionals with the passion to build strong analytical skills, knowledge base and professional profile to propel their career forward.

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Quality and Inclusion Specialist

MDF is looking to recruit a Quality and Inclusion Specialist to support MDF’s activities on Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM), including the application of MDF’s climate change and inclusion policies. The person would join a small team of other QI Specialists and will work on MDF activities implemented in Sri Lanka.

This position is ideal for mid-career professionals with a passion for developing strong analytical skills, networks and professional profiles to propel their careers forward.

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Business Adviser (Talent Pool)

In this unique role, you will interact with an array of representatives from business, civil society groups and the public sector, farming and fisher communities, economists and change-makers, Australian and New Zealand Government representatives, international experts, and colleagues across Asia Pacific.
Business Advisers in our teams are:

-Frequent travelers
-Immersive researchers
-Curious thinkers
-Dynamic negotiators
-Creative problem solvers, and
-Reflective learners

Apply

Quality and Inclusion Adviser

MDF is looking to recruit a Quality and Inclusion (QI) Adviser to lead a small team of QI Specialists in Fiji, and manage all aspects of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM), as well as the application of MDF’s climate change and inclusion policies. The person will be responsible for MDF activities implemented in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.

Apply

Operations and Finance Officer

MDF is expanding its presence in the Pacific, to Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. MDF Samoa is recruiting an Operations and Finance Officer to be based in our Apia Office.
The Operations and Finance Officer will support in the following areas:
• Compliance with host country regulations
• Office and asset management
• Procurement and Logistics
• Human Resource Coordination
• Security
• Periodic Accounting
• Monitoring, Compliance and Audit

Apply

Senior Adviser- Markets and Climate

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead technical staff to drive economic development, achieve income increases, and promote better climate change outcomes, in line with MDF’s stated Market Systems Development approach. Subject to their experience and expertise, the selected applicant may be assigned management responsibilities, and/or support Quality and Inclusion activities (M&E).

Apply

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