Organisational Development Consultant

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 19 February 2019

Job Description

Location: Apia, Samoa
Duration: 50 working days
ARF Category: D4
Est Date: Early 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible


Programme Background
Adam Smith International (ASI) manages the Samoa Governance Support Programme, which is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Established in 2016 following agreement between the Government of Samoa (GoS) and the Government of Australia, the Samoa Governance Support Programme (the Programme) works with the GoS to achieve sustainable and equitable development in accordance with the Strategy for the Development of Samoa (2017-2020) and the Australia-Samoa Aid Partnership Arrangement (2016-2019). The Programme has two objectives: to develop and strengthen policies and institutions that enable sustainable and inclusive economic growth, especially private sector-led growth; and to improve economic governance by addressing issues that affect underlying public sector capability and performance.

Responsibility for the strategic management of the Programme rests with the Programme Steering Committee, whose membership comprises the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Finance (chair); the CEO of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet (deputy chair); the Chair of the Public Service Commission; and the Australian High Commissioner to Samoa.

Position Description
We are looking for a lead consultant – who will work alongside one other consultant – to lead a project and assist the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD) to align its organisational structure and human resource management (HRM) and human resource development (HRD) policies, systems, and practices with the new strategic objectives and strategies set out in the Community Sector Plan 2016 – 2021 (the Plan).

Assignment Objectives
The principal objectives of the Project are to:

  1. Design an organisational structure that is supportive of the new strategic objectives and strategic orientation set out in the Plan.
  2. Review existing legal frameworks, HRM/HRD policies, systems, practices and staffing arrangements and make recommendations for their improvement that will meet the requirements of the new strategic objectives and strategic orientation set out in the Plan.
  3. For key positions that involve significant change arising from (a) and (b) above, based on careful job analyses, revise job descriptions and associated person specifications accordingly and conduct job evaluations of those positions.
  4. Carry out a training needs analysis and produce a medium-term capacity development plan.

For more information about the role, please see attached brief Job Description.


How to Apply
The assignment will be carried out in Samoa for a period of 50 working days. It will commence in early 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. Detailed terms of reference will be provided to short-listed candidates.

Interested applicants are requested to submit a CV and a short covering note in an email with the subject “Org Development Consultant” to Kate Coulman at kate.coulman@adamsmithinternational.com. Unfortunately, due to high application volume, we will only contact shortlisted candidates. Applications close Tuesday 19 March 2019.

About the Organization

About us

Adam Smith International is an award-winning global company that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional offices are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

More information

MWCSD JD. Lead Consultant..pdf

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