Port Specialist, Nauru

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 13 March 2020

Job Description

The key purpose of the Port Specialist is to support the Australian High Commission in Nauru to engage the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the implementation of the Nauru Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity Project (Port Project). The ADB is implementing the Port Project, including the current port construction phase. The key requirements of the role are to review progress of the contractors and consultants to ensure that Australia’s interests are being met in the construction. That is, that the port construction will be consistent with the design, adequate to meet shipping requirements, and that an appropriate maintenance regime will be established.

This role is expected to commence in April 2020. It will be a total of 70 work days over the project’s 14 month period. The Adviser will be based at your own home location (reviewing documentation, corresponding with stakeholders and preparing reports). There will be 2-3 trips to Nauru per year for approx. 1-2 weeks in duration.

Key objectives:

  • Support DFAT engagement with the ADB and other project partners
  • Participate in review missions and represent DFAT interests.
  • Support DFAT Monitoring and Evaluation processes
  • Risk and reporting, reviewing port construction process.

Selection criteria:

  • At least 10 years of experience as a Civil or Coastal Engineer overseeing and managing civil construction (especially on port construction);
  • At least 3 years of specific experience in construction quality assurance audits, preferably in port or marine construction works;
  • Experience working in the Pacific or other small developing countries;
  • High level analytical skills with the ability to apply sound judgement and negotiate to achieve outcomes;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to build consensus and to work with people of other cultures and a variety of stakeholders;
The benefits:
  • Remuneration in line with the DFAT Adviser Remuneration Framework – D4 ($774 - $1059 p/day)
  • Flights, medicals, and insurance
  • Pre-departure briefing and in-country orientation
  • Ongoing assignment monitoring and support

Scope Global – Engaged in the present to develop the future Scope Global is a specialist project management company with people as the focus of its program delivery. We have a history of successfully managing projects in the international development and international education sectors.

The Pacific Technical Assistance Mechanism Phase 2 (PACTAM2) is an Australian Government initiative, funded through the Australian aid program and managed by Scope Global. It places highly skilled Advisers with Partner Governments in participating Pacific Island countries to build capacity and to meet identified human resource needs. If you are interested in other PACTAM2 opportunities and would like to receive updates, please register your interest.

To apply:

Scope Global recruitment operates under equal employment opportunity principles and laws. We encourage appropriately qualified and experienced people to apply regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, physical ability or beliefs.

Applications will only be accepted via our online application system. For more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit https://www.pactam2.com/

Applications close midnight ACST 26th March 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information contact a member of our team at recruitment.PACTAM2@scopeglobal.com

About the Organization

Scope Global – People Focused Programs

Scope Global is a specialist project management company delivering international development and international education projects and programs throughout Asia and the Pacific. With over 25 years’ experience in managing people-focused programs on behalf of a wide range of clients, we offer extensive international experience and unique program management expertise and capabilities

For more information about Scope Global, please visit our website www.scopeglobal.com

More information

PACTAM2 ToR - Port Specialist 200813 Final.pdf
Information for Applicants - Port Specialist.pdf

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