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

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.

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

Freshwater Fish Grow-Out Culture Expert

MDF’s vision is to have a larger number of smallholder farmers practicing aquaculture with increasingly higher productivity. This can be achieved through better access of fingerlings,
commercial feed, and farming information. To support this work, MDF is seeking to engage a short-term adviser with expertise in freshwater aquaculture, especially grow-out pond culture to support better grow-out culture practices at twelve established farmer’s demonstration ponds across three municipalities.

Click below to apply online and find full Terms of Reference(TOR).

Apply

Quality and Inclusion Specialist

MDF’s Quality and Inclusion specialists are a team of skilled individuals going beyond the traditional career path to explore a multitude of sectors and hone a variety of skills in a dynamic role. The role allows Quality and Inclusion Specialists to develop inquisitive mindset that allows them to understand how economy and sectors perform in a certain way and how growth can be triggered. 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.

The position is ideal for curious professionals looking to build strong analytical skills and knowledge base. For successful candidates, MDF provides international placement opportunities in other MDF countries for enhanced career development.

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

Timor-Leste | Photo Competition

Have you taken any great photos in Timor-Leste?

We are putting together a small database of photos that will be made available to tourism operators and partners so that they can raise awareness of this beautiful country and promote tourism to Timor-Leste. The competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

Apply

Photographer/ Videographer

MDF in Sri Lanka is creating a pool of photographers and videographers with diverse skill sets and scopes of experience to work on a selection of assignments over the contract period. Individuals as well as companies can apply.
Types of Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
1. Short documentaries
2. Short clips for social media
3. Photographs (including but not limited to event coverage, site visits and VIP visits)

Click on Apply Button for full TOR and to send in your proposal.

Proposals to be sent in by 23 May 2022

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

Country Director- Sri Lanka

MDF is seeking a dynamic and strategic thinker to oversee the day to day technical and operational management of the Sri Lanka country program.
The successful person in this exciting role will become the primary liaison between the country team and Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Post and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Post. The Country Director will be an active member of MDF’s Core Leadership Team.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is expected to be in May/June 2022 with some flexibility available for exceptional candidates. Early submission of applications is advised.

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Business Adviser- Samoa

This is a unique opportunity to be part of our dynamic and dedicated team working to build a stronger, more resilient and equitable Samoa and the Pacific. The position is perfect for individuals that are looking to apply their investigative skills and gain hands-on experience in economic development in a thriving and supportive workplace.

Assignment objectives
The Business Adviser analyses economic opportunities and constraints to growth, and develops innovative solutions with businesses and other organisations. The economic sectors in which you will work may change over time but are likely to include one or more of the following: agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and financial services.

Click below to submit applications. Applications close Midnight 2 June 2022 (Apia Time)

Apply

RFQ – MS Dynamics implementation for MDF

MDF is seeking to proposals from capable service providers for the design and implementation of MS Dynamics – Business Central across its operating units (multiple countries).

Register interest by: 27 April 2022
Submit proposal by: 8 May 2022

Apply

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