Infrastructure Adviser

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 5 May 2021
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands | Solomon Islands | East Asia and Pacific
  • Closing on 24 May 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Australian Aid to Solomon Islands
Australia has an enduring interest in a stable Solomon Islands, underpinned by economic growth and viable institutions. Australia is partnering with Solomon Islands to implement its National Development Strategy (2016–2035), as well as respond to COVID-19, as set out in Australia’s Solomon Islands COVID- Development Response Plan. Australian Aid to the Solomon Islands will focus on:

  • health security
  • stability
  • economic recovery.

About the Program
Since 2008, the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health (MOH) & Medical Services (MHMS), with support of development partners, has led a Sector-wide approach (SWAp) to the delivery of health services in Solomon Islands.
The goal of the MHMS is to improve the overall health of people of Solomon Islands. MHMS is responsible for providing a consistently high standard of appropriate clinical care for people in need, as well as reducing the demand for clinical services by providing effective public health programs that focus on prevention.

The role
The Adviser will work in consultation with the Under Secretary Corporate Services (Supervisor) and in close collaboration with the National Infrastructure Manager (Counterpart), the Procurement Unit and the Planning and Policy to continue to strengthen, mentor and build the capacity of the Infrastructure Unit to effectively manage current and planned infrastructure development. With a particular focus on infrastructure designed to support the COVID 19 preparedness and response.

Expected outcomes

  • The capacity and capability of the MHMS Infrastructure Unit staff is to effectively manage infrastructure projects, including oversight of planning, budgeting, tender documentation development, payment processing, project supervision and contract administration systems and processes is improved.
  • MHMS’s ability to successfully deliver COVID health infrastructure projects through implementation of the MHMS Annual Works Program continues to improve.
  • Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of MHMS infrastructure projects is consistent with MHMS RDP requirements.
  • Infrastructure Unit staff are supported to ensure that contracted architectural and project management services are managed effectively and delivered to a high quality that represent value for money to the MHMS.
  • Infrastructure Unit staff are supported to establish a monitoring and tracking system for purposes of periodically reporting and documentation of infrastructure projects and development.

For further information, please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you
You will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in infrastructure project and asset management at a senior level, preferably in a developing country context.
  • Experience overseeing the successful implementation of capital works programs (preferably in a public sector environment).
  • High level interpersonal, leadership, representation, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in individual and organisational capacity development and sustainability of efforts (in infrastructure and/or project management), particularly the ability to effectively share knowledge, mentor and coach people.
  • Resilience, flexibility, and professional integrity, including the ability to maintain a constructive approach to work and interpersonal dealings, particularly during times of pressure and on sensitive issues.
  • Understanding of the importance of cross-cutting development issues role in infrastructure including gender equality, anti-corruption, and disability.

The position will be based in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Click the ‘apply’ button to submit your application online by Monday 24 May 2021. Your application must include the following:

  • Your CV; and
  • Completed application form in lieu of a cover letter. Please copy paste this link to access the application form:

About the Organization

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Notice to recruitment agencies:

Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

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