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Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism (PACTAM)

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Much more than a sea change

The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism (PACTAM) is an Australian Government, Australian aid initiative (managed by AVI) that responds to requests for technical assistance from Pacific governments and agencies by recruiting professionals from Australia and other countries for assignments that cannot be filled locally.

PACTAM deployees work with Government Ministries, Statutory Authorities and Pacific regional organisations.

 

PACTAM participants in action - watch the videos

Check out the work of PACTAM participants in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The following videos highlight how PACTAM is responding to health, finance, agriculture, infrastructure and water and sanitation challenges in the Pacific region.


Express your interest in PACTAM

To express your interest in PACTAM, please call Ann Ray on 03 9279 1707, or email aray@australianvolunteers.com.

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PACTAM provides

  • Remuneration at Australian market rates, with moderate expatriate benefits
  • Accommodation
  • Allowances for children
  • Establishment and repatriation allowances
  • Mobilisation services including flights, visas and work permits
  • Medical and travel insurance, and 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Cultural effectiveness training and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring, support and debriefing
  • Access to goods or equipment to support assignments


Where PACTAM operates

PACTAM works in 12 countries across the Pacific including::

  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


PACTAM assignments

PACTAM assignments cover a wide range of occupations, and are open to people of all nationalities. Candidates participate in a competitive recruitment process and cultural effectiveness training. Assignments are primarily longer term (1-2 years) but shorter assignments are sometimes required.

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